Betting on today’s Devils and Hurricanes game? Catch the action at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, as the Hurricanes hosts this showdown at 7:30 ET on ESPN+. This Metropolitan division matchup has an over/under of 6.5 goals, and the Hurricanes are favored by -1.5 at home vs. the Devils.

NEW JERSEY DEVILS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:30 ET on Thursday, January 25th.

WHY BET THE CAROLINA HURRICANES:

  • Even though they are 1.5 goal underdogs, we see the Devils winning this game by a score of 4-3.
  • We like the Devils on the moneyline (+132)
  • The Devils are also our pick on the spread at +1.5

Taking a Look at the Devils Chances on the Road

On the season, the Devils have gone 24-18-3, putting them in 9th place in the Eastern Conference and 4th in the Metropolitan Division. In games against other Eastern Conference opponents, New Jersey has gone 16-11. On the road, the Devils have gone 14-7-1.

Over their last ten games, New Jersey has gone 5-5, and they have won two straight games when they have been favored. In games where they have been the underdog, the Devils have gone 3-7-1, and they have lost two straight games when they have been the underdog.

On the road this season, the Devils have a puck line record of 12-10, and they have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line in their last ten games away from home. So far, New Jersey has 12 wins by multiple goals and 15 losses by more than one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 14-31, and they have gone just 4-7 vs. the puck line as the underdog. In their last ten games vs. the puck line, the Devils have a record of 5-5.

For the season, New Jersey’s games have finished with an average of 7 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.5. Overall, the Devils have an over/under record of 27-17-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, New Jersey has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.

The Devils come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 9th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. This year, the Devils have recorded a 18-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-9 record.

New Jersey’s leading scorer is Tyler Toffoli. So far, he has 20 goals which is 28th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 13 assists so far.

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.2 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Carolina, goalie Nico Daws has started seven games in this season. His current record is 3-4, and his save percentage stands at 0.359%.

Will the Hurricanes Live Up to Expectations at Home?

At home this season, Carolina has gone 13-5-4, and they have been the favorite in 41 of their 46 games. In the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes are 18-9 and are in 4th place.

Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 7-3, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. On the year, the Hurricanes have gone 26-15-5.

At home, the Hurricanes have gone 9-13 vs. the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. So far, Carolina has been favored in 41 of their 58 games this season and has a puck line record of 15-26 as the favorite.

Overall, the team’s puck line record sits at 18-28, and they have 16 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten home games, the Hurricanes have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.

This season, Carolina’s games are averaging 6.5 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.3. The Hurricanes currently have an over/under record of 23-22-1.

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

When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. Carolina’s offense is currently ranked 3rd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 6th in the league.

Carolina’s leading scorer is Sebastian Aho. So far, he has 16 goals which is 57th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 37 assists so far.

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.2 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 17th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Antti Raanta gets the start and has made 18 starts this season. His record at this point is 10-7, and his save percentage is 0.485%.