Betting on today’s Penguins and Hurricanes game? Catch the action at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, as the Hurricanes hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this matchup is currently set at 6.5 goals and the Hurricanes are the favorite to win at home vs. the Penguins.

PITTSBURGH PENGUINS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, January 13th.

WHY BET THE CAROLINA HURRICANES:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Hurricanes picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Penguins (+1.5)

Can The Penguins Secure a Win at Raleigh?

Through 40 games, the Penguins have a record of 20-16-5 and sit 10th in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, they are in 6th place. On the road, Pittsburgh has gone 10-7-3 this season and have won three straight games away from home.

As the underdog, the Penguins have a record of 8-5-1 this season and have won two straight games when not favored. Over their last ten games, Pittsburgh has gone 6-4, and they have gone 2-3 in their last five games and 1-2 in their last three.

On the road, the Penguins have a puck line record of 10-10 this season and an overall puck line record of 19-21. When looking at their last ten games, Pittsburgh has a puck line mark of 7-3.

So far this season, the Penguins have 14 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.4 goals per game. Pittsburgh has gone 9-5 vs. the puck line as the underdog, and their puck line record as the underdog this season is 9-5.

For the season, Pittsburgh’s games have finished with an average of 5.8 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.4. Overall, the Penguins have an over/under record of 16-21-3.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.

The Penguins come into the game scoring an average of 3 goals per game, putting them 21st in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 5th in the league. Coming into the game, the Penguins have a 13-10 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 6-6.

Pittsburgh’s leading goal scorer is Sidney Crosby. So far this season, he has 24 goals, placing him 8th in the NHL. Crosby also comes into the game with 19 assists.

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.3 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 13th with 2 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Carolina, goalie Tristan Jarry has started 26 games in this season. His current record is 11-12, and his save percentage stands at 0.835%.

Will the Carolina Defense Show Up at Home?

At home this season, the Hurricanes have been a force, going 11-3-4 at PNC Arena. Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 7-3 and they have won four of their last five. Against the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes have gone 15-9 this season.

Overall, Carolina has gone 23-13-5 and they sit in 4th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, the Hurricanes are in 2nd place.

Carolina comes into the game with an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game, and their puck line record for the year sits at 16-25. So far, the Hurricanes have won 15 games by multiple goals and have 8 wins by just one goal.

When playing at home, Carolina has gone 8-10 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin in those games is +.7 goals per contest. Overall, the team has been favored in 37 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 14-23.

For the season, the average number of goals per game in matchups featuring Carolina is 6.5. The season’s average over/under line is currently at 6.3. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 21-19-1.

When looking at their past three road matchups, Pittsburgh has an puck line record of 3-0 while averaging 5 per game. The team went 3-0 overall in these games.

On the offensive side, the Hurricanes are scoring an 3.5 goals per game this season, ranking 5th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 3rd in the league. This season, the Hurricanes are 19-10 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 4-1 record.

Carolina will be looking for a good game from Seth Jarvis who leads the team in scoring with 15 goals, ranking 46th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 16 assists so far.

Carolina defense takes on the Penguins ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 25.3 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 13th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Antti Raanta gets the start and has made 14 starts this season. His record at this point is 8-5, and his save percentage is 0.437%.