hurricanes vs senators nhl prediction

NHL Carolina Hurricanes vs Senators Prediction 12/12/2023

The Carolina Hurricanes (14-12-1) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (11-11-0) on Tuesday, December 12th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on BSSO. The Senators are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hurricanes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Canucks. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Ottawa Senators

The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Carolina will be looking to snap their current four game road losing streak in today’s game vs. the Senators. Overall, they are sitting at 14-12-1 this season. This record has them sitting 6th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 11th in the Eastern conference. Carolina’s average scoring margin this season is -0.1 leading to an overall puck line record of 9-18. Their scoring margin at home is +.7 and -0.6 on the road.

Following a 4-3 loss on the road to the Canucks, the Hurricanes are eager to bounce back. In the opening period, the Hurricanes couldn’t find the net on offense, but they rebounded with two times in the second period and one goal in the third. Carolina’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 3 goals. Their offensive performance came with 24 shots on goal and one giveaways.

Carolina took a loss against the puck line, going into the game as the favorites with a -1.5-point advantage. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6.5 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win

Through 22 games, the Senators have achieved an overall record of 11-11-0. When on the road, Ottawa holds a 3-3-0 record, while they are 8-8-0 when playing at home. Their current record places them 8th in the Eastern Atlantic division and 16th in the Eastern conference. Ottawa’s average scoring margin this season is +.4, leading to an overall puck line record of 12-10. At their home arena, they have a scoring margin of +.2, while on the road, it is +.8.

In their last game, the Senators went up against the Red Wings and emerged as winners with a score of 5-1. In every single period, the Senators’ offense scored a goal against the Red Wings. Of Ottawa’s five goals, two came while in power play. They ended the game with 37 shots on goal and had three giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Ottawa came away with a victory against the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6.5 with a combined total of 6 goals.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 2nd in the league. This year, the Hurricanes have recorded a 13-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 1-1 record.

This season, the Hurricanes have an over/under record of 13-13-1. Throughout the season, they have played 14 games that went over the 6.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games is 6.6 per game.

Ottawa Offense Breakdown

The Senators come into the game scoring an average of 3.5 goals per game, putting them 24th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 30th in the league. Looking at how the Senators’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 20th in power play goals and 28th in shorthanded goals.

This season, the over/under record for the Senators’ is 11-8-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 14 games that exceeded the over/under line of 6.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.7 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 24.9 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 8th in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Ottawa Team Defense

Ottawa defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Ottawa. They alsso are 19th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Senators Trends

  • Through their last three road games, Carolina has an puck line record of just 0-3. However, their overall record was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • The Senators are 2-1 puck line in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • The Senators have played well in their last five games as the betting underdog, going 3-2 straight up and 4-1 against the spread.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have gone 1-4 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-4.

Hurricanes vs Senators Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Senators to defeat the Hurricanes while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +113, I’m placing a wager on the Senators to win outright.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Senators winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Senators 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.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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