Carolina Hurricanes Travel to Detroit to Face the Red Wings
The Carolina Hurricanes will travel to the Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday night to take on the Detroit Red Wings in an Eastern Conference matchup.
The Hurricanes are leading the Metropolitan Division (36-11-4, 76 points), while the Red Wings are fifth in the Atlantic Division (23-23-6, 52 points). This will be the second of three games as Carolina picked up a 5-3 home win back in December.
With solid players like center Sebastian Aho and center Dylan Larkin starring in this game, it should be a solid matchup between good teams.
Are You Ready for Sebastian Aho to take control of the offense?
The Hurricanes have been an incredible offensive team as they are scoring 3.51 goals on 33.3 shots per game this season.
He is tied for 17th in the NHL in points as he has recorded 54 points (22 goals, 32 assists) and has scored six points in his previous five games right now. Carolina has taken control when on the power play as their 25 power play percentage is fifth in the sport and adds to their goal total at a high rate.
Goaltender Frederik Andersen has been one of the greatest inside of the net this season as he is 27-7-2 with a .929 save percentage while giving up just 2.06 goals per game. As a team, they are giving up 2.37 goal per game on 28.7 shot attempts. Carolina is dominant as they lead the entire sport with a 90 penalty kill percentage, so teams struggle offensively against them.
Center Dylan Larkin has been leaving the way for the Detroit Red Wings as he is tied for 11th in goals in the sport as he has 54 points (26 goals, 28 assists) this season and scored 10 points in the last five games. As a whole, the offense is averaging 2.81 goals on 29.4 shot attempts, and their 17 power play percentage is all the way down at 25th in the sport.
This Detroit defense needs some help as they are giving up 3.46 goals on 32.7 shot attempts per game against them. Goalie Alex Nedeljkovic is struggling as well as he is 14-14-5 with 3.01 goals per game given up and a save percentage of .907 so far. Their 76.4 penalty kill percentage is tied for 26th in the NHL, so they need a lot of improvement there too.
Betting Predictions for the Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings Game, Which Team Should We Bet?
There is a huge separation between these two teams as the difference inside of the net is the major portion of it. The Hurricanes are giving up 2.25 goals in their last four games, while the Red Wings are allowing 3.8 goals in their previous five games.
Dylan Larkin is also listed as day-to-day on the injury report currently, so that could play a major factor here. Carolina is 27-24 against the spread this year, while Detroit is a brutal 22-30 against the spread. Everything is pointing to Carolina -1.5 being the better play in this matchup.
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