Colorado Avalanche vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Avalanche vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction 2/8/2024

The Colorado Avalanche (32-15-4) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (28-16-5) on Thursday, February 8th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN+. Both the Avalanche and Hurricanes will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

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The Colorado Avalanche Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Avalanche are 32-15-4 and sit in 2nd place in the Western Conference. In the Central Division, they are in 1st place. Over their last ten games, the Avalanche have gone 6-4 and are 3-2 in their last five games.

On the road this season, Colorado is 12-10-4. As the underdog, they have gone 3-3-0 this year. Against the rest of the Western Conference, the Avalanche have gone 20-11.

On the road this season, Colorado has a puck line record of 9-17, including a mark of 4-6 in their last ten games. Overall, they have a puck line record of 25-26, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game.

So far, the Avalanche have been the underdog in just six games, and their puck line record in those games is 3-3. In their last ten games as the underdog, their average scoring margin is -.7 goals per game.

In their most recent game, the Avalanche fell to the Devils on the road by a score of 5-3. In the first period against the Devils, the Avalanche scored one goal, in addition to scoring two times in the 3rd period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 38 shots on goal and had 7 turnovers.

Colorado was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 8 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6.5 goals set for the game.

The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Carolina comes into the game with a record of 28-16-5, which has them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division. At home this year, the Hurricanes have gone 15-6-4.

When favored, Carolina has gone 26-13-5 and has been favored in 44 of their 49 games this year. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4, and they have won two straight games when coming into the game as the underdog.

Carolina comes into the game with a puck line record of 19-30 overall and 10-15 at home. They have 17 wins by multiple goals compared to 11 wins by one goal. So far, the Hurricanes have 10 losses by multiple goals and 11 losses by just one goal.

On the season, Carolina has an average scoring margin of +.4 goals per game. As the favorite, the Hurricanes have gone 16-28 against the puck line in 44 games. Over their last ten home games, Carolina has a puck line record of 4-6.

Following a 3-2 loss at home to the Canucks, the Hurricanes are eager to bounce back. In terms of offense, the Hurricanes netted one goal during the opening period and one time in the second period. Carolina finished with one power-play goals, while they also managed to score one time when shorthanded. Their game concluded with 24 shots on goal.

Carolina took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.

Colorado Offense Breakdown

In terms of their offensive performance, the Avalanche are averaging 3.8 goals per game this season, putting them in the 1st spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. Colorado’s offense is currently ranked 2nd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 8th in the league.

This season, the Avalanche have an over/under record of 30-19-2. Throughout the season, they have played 30 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.9 per game.

Hurricanes Offense Breakdown

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On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. This year, the Hurricanes have recorded a 22-13 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 6-1 record.

This season, the Hurricanes’ have an over/under record of 23-25-1. Throughout the season, they have played 25 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.4 goals per game.

Colorado Team Defense

Defensively, the Avalanche are currently 20th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 29 shots per game against Colorado. They also are 20th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Carolina Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 24.8 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 19th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.

Avalanche vs Hurricanes Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Colorado has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Through their last three home games, Carolina has an puck line record of just 1-2. However, their overall record was 2-1 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • As the betting underdog, the Hurricanes have an puck line mark of just 7-3 in their last ten games. Carolina posted a straight up mark of 4-6 in these matchups.
  • Going back to their last three games as the favorite, the Avalanche have a straight up record of 1-2. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 1-2.

Avalanche vs Hurricanes Prediction

If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Hurricanes to take down the Avalanche at home. With the moneyline currently at -135, I’m placing my bet on the Hurricanes straight-up.

When it comes to my suggested pick for the puck line, I’d advise taking the Avalanche to cover. Even in the event of a Hurricanes victory, this matchup is likely to remain closely contested, and the Avalanche should cover the puck line.

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 6.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.

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