Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Canucks and Hurricanes. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Hurricanes at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 6.5 goals, and the Hurricanes are favored by -1.5 vs. the Canucks.

VANCOUVER CANUCKS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, February 6th.

WHY BET THE CAROLINA HURRICANES:

  • 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 Canucks (+1.5)

Can Vancouver Pull Off a Road Win?

Heading into tonight’s game, the Vancouver Canucks sit atop the Western Conference standings with 71 points. They have a record of 33-11-5, including a 9-4 mark against Pacific Division opponents. Over their last ten games, the Canucks have gone 8-2 and have won three straight games as the underdog.

This season, Vancouver has been the favorite in 30 of their 49 games and have gone 21-7-2 in those contests. On the road, the Canucks have gone 15-7-3, and they have a record of 4-1 over their last five games.

On the road this year, Vancouver has gone 16-9 vs. the puck line and has an average scoring margin of +.8 goals per game. Overall, the Canucks are 32-17 vs. the puck line.

So far this season, Vancouver has 23 wins by multiple goals and has gone 16-3 vs. the puck line as the underdog. In their last ten games, the Canucks are 5-5 vs. the puck line.

For the season, Vancouver’s games have finished with an average of 6.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6.5. Overall, the Canucks have an over/under record of 29-17-3.

In their last three games away from home, the Canucks have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.

When looking at their offense, the Canucks have an average of 3.8 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 2nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 27th in the league. The Canucks went 15-5 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 17-6.

Vancouver will be looking for a good game from Brock Boeser who leads the team in scoring with 30 goals, ranking 8th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 22 assists so far.

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 24.9 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 19th with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Thatcher Demko gets the start and has made 35 starts this season. His record at this point is 26-8, and his save percentage is 0.971%.

Is A Home Victory Likely for the Favored Hurricanes?

At home this season, the Hurricanes have been fantastic, going 15-5-4. In the Eastern Conference, they are 19-9, and they have won three straight games and seven of their last ten. Overall, Carolina is 28-15-5, putting them in fourth place in the conference and second in the Metropolitan Division.

As the favorite, the Hurricanes have gone 26-12-5 this season, and they have won two straight games when favored. Over their last five games, Carolina has gone 4-1, and in their last three games, they are 3-0.

Carolina comes into this game with a puck line record of 19-29 and an average scoring differential of +.4 goals per game. So far, the Hurricanes have 17 wins by multiple goals compared to just 11 wins by one goal.

At home, the Hurricanes have gone 10-14 against the puck line and have a scoring margin of +.5 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, Carolina has gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

Games involving Carolina have an average of 6.4 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 6.3. In terms of their over/under performance, the Hurricanes come in with a record of 23-24-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Canucks have a straight up record of 2-1 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 8th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 4th in the league. This season, the Hurricanes have a 22-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 6-1 record.

Carolina’s leading goal scorer is Sebastian Aho. So far this season, he has 17 goals, placing him 54th in the NHL. Aho also comes into the game with 37 assists.

Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 24.9 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 19th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov comes into the game having made 21 starts this season. So far, his record is 11-7 and he has a save percentage of 0.583%.