Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Red Wings versus the Hurricanes? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. The odds for this Eastern conference game currently have the Hurricanes as the betting favorite with the over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals.


The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Friday, January 19th.


  • With a 1.5-goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Hurricanes to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Red Wings (+1.5)

Are the Red Wings Ready for a Win at Raleigh?

On the road this season, the Red Wings have gone 12-9-1 and have won five straight games away from home. In the Eastern Conference, Detroit is in 7th place and 4th in the Atlantic Division. Overall, the Red Wings have a record of 23-16-5 and have won three straight games.

When playing as the underdog, Detroit has gone 14-14-2 this season and has won three straight games as the underdog. Over their last ten games, the Red Wings have gone 7-3 and have won four straight games when favored.

As the underdog, the Red Wings have an overall puck line record of 22-8 and have gone 26-18 on the season. So far, Detroit has 14 wins by multiple goals and has lost nine games by more than one goal.

On the road, the Red Wings’ puck line record is 15-7, and their average scoring margin away from home is +.2 goals per game. In their last ten road games, Detroit has a puck line record of 7-3.

Games involving Detroit have an average of 6.9 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.4. In terms of their over/under performance, the Red Wings come in with a record of 26-18-0.

Detroit has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

On the offensive side, the Red Wings are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 4th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 24th in the league. The Red Wings went 8-4 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 15-11.

Detroit will be looking for a good game from Dylan Larkin who leads the team in scoring with 18 goals, ranking 33rd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 21 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.6 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 16th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Goalie Alex Lyon comes into the game having made 15 starts this season. So far, his record is 10-4 and he has a save percentage of 0.573%.

Will Carolina Pull Through as the Favored Home Team?

At home this season, Carolina has gone 12-4-4, and in the Eastern Conference, they are in 5th place with a record of 24-14-5. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3, and they have been favored in 39 of their 43 games this season.

So far this year, Carolina has gone 16-9 against Eastern Conference opponents, and in games against other Metropolitan Division teams, they are 8-6. Over their last five games, the Hurricanes are 3-2, and for the year, they have 53 points.

Carolina comes into this game with a puck line record of 16-27, including going 5-5 in their last ten games against the puck line. So far this season, the Hurricanes have 15 wins by multiple goals and 9 wins by just one goal.

Overall, the Hurricanes have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. In their last three games, Carolina has gone just 1-2 against the puck line.

This season, Carolina’s games have an average of 6.5 goals per game. The average over/under number for the season is 6.3. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under performance of 22-20-1.

Across their last three road contests, Detroit has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 3 goals per game.

The Hurricanes come into the game scoring an average of 3.4 goals per game, putting them 8th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 4th in the league. So far this year, the Hurricanes are 19-11 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 5-1 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Carolina’s current leading scorer is Seth Jarvis. This season, he has 15 goals, which puts him 57th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Jarvis has 18 assists this season.

Carolina defense takes on the Red Wings ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 25.6 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 16th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Detroit, goalie Antti Raanta has started 16 games in this season. His current record is 9-6, and his save percentage stands at 0.466%.