The Carolina Hurricanes (15-12-1) travel to face off against the Detroit Red Wings (15-9-4) on Thursday, December 14th. This game will be played at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Detroit Red Wings
The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win
The Hurricanes come in with an overall record of 15-12-1. On the road, Carolina has a 7-10-0 record, whereas they are 8-2-1 at home. Their current record places them 6th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 10th in the Eastern conference. Carolina comes in with nine wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 10-18.
The Hurricanes recently played against the Senators and secured a win with a score of 4-1. Offensively, the Hurricanes scored one goal in the first period and three times in the second period. Out of Carolina’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 28 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.
Carolina secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.5.
The Detroit Red Wings Are Coming Off A Win
This season, the Red Wings have an overall record of 15-9-4. On the road, Detroit holds a 7-5-1 mark, and they are 8-4-3 when playing at home. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Eastern Atlantic division and are ranked 6th in the Eastern conference. This season, Detroit’s average scoring margin is +.5, which has their puck line record at 17-11. Their average home scoring margin is +.6, and in road games, it stands at +.4.
In their last game, the Red Wings went up against the Blues and emerged as winners with a score of 6-4. Offensively, the Red Wings’ offense scored in each period against the Blues. Detroit finished with one power-play goals, while they also managed to score one time when shorthanded. Their game concluded with 32 shots on goal.
Detroit was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 10 goals.
Carolina Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Hurricanes come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 2nd position in the league. This season, the Hurricanes are 13-9 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 2-1 record.
The Hurricanes’ come into the game with an over/under record of 13-14-1. Over the course of last season, they had 48 games that did not surpass the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 5.8 per game.
Detroit Offense Breakdown
For their offensive performance, the Red Wings come in averaging 3.8 goals per game this season, which is 2nd in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 20th in the league. Detroit’s offense comes into the game ranked 4th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 11th in the NHL.
This season, the over/under record for the Red Wings’ is 17-11-0. Over the course of the season, they have had 17 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 7.1 goals per game.
Carolina Team Defense
Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.1 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.
Detroit Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Red Wings head into the game ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.1 shots per game against Detroit. So far, they are 9th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Hurricanes vs Red Wings Trends
- Across the Hurricanes last ten road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 4-6, while going 4-6 straight-up.
- When looking at their past three matchups at home, Detroit has an puck line record of 2-1 while averaging 4 per game. The team went 2-1 overall in these games.
- Detroit has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-2 SU and 3-2 puck line in their last five games.
- In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 1-2 and an puck line mark of 1-2.
When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Red Wings to defeat the Hurricanes while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +139, I’m placing a wager on the Red Wings to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Red Wings winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Red Wings straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to 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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