The Carolina Hurricanes (14-11-1) travel to face off against the Vancouver Canucks (17-9-1) on Saturday, December 9th. This game will be played at Rogers Arena in Vancouver and televised on BSSO. The Canucks are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hurricanes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Flames. Puck drop is set for 10:00 ET.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Vancouver Canucks
The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Currently, the Hurricanes hold an overall record of 14-11-1 for the season. On the road, Carolina has a 6-9-0 record, while they are 8-2-1 at their home venue. At the moment, they hold the 4th spot in the Eastern Metropolitan division and are ranked 8th in the Eastern conference. Carolina heads into the game with eight wins by more than one goal, and lost eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 9-17.
Following a 3-2 loss on the road to the Flames, the Hurricanes are eager to bounce back. The Hurricanes started strong on offense with two times in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. In the game, Carolina managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 30 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.
Carolina was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 5 goals.
The Vancouver Canucks Are Coming Off A Win
Facing the Hurricanes, the Canucks have a record of 17-9-1 so far. At home, their record is 9-3-1 and 8-6-0 on the road. In the Western Pacific division, they are currently 3rd, and in the Western conference, they come into the game sitting 3rd. Vancouver comes in with 13 wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost five games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 18-9.
The Canucks most recently faced the Wild at home and achieved a 2-0 win. The Canucks managed to find the net one time in the 3rd period against the Wild, following their one goal in the first period. All two goals came at even strength. They finished with 17 shots on goal and had 6 turnovers.
Vancouver secured a win against the puck line, entering the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 2 goals.
Carolina Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Hurricanes come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 1st position in the league. In terms of the Hurricanes’ offense during power plays, they are 13th in power play goals and 2nd in shorthanded goals.
The Hurricanes’ come into the game with an over/under record of 12-13-1. 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.
Vancouver Offense Breakdown
On offense, the Canucks are averaging 3.8 goals per game which is 1st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Canucks offense is 3rd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the NHL.
So far, the Canucks have an over/under record of 16-9-2. Coming into the game, they have played 18 games that went beyond the 6.5 over/under line. Their games, on average, had 6.4 goals per game.
Carolina Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 30th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 24.9 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 8th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Vancouver Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Canucks head into the game ranked 8th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30 shots per game against Vancouver. So far, they are 5th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.
Hurricanes vs Canucks Trends
- In their last ten games away from home, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 4-6 while going 3-7 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
- In their last five games at home, the Canucks have a straight up record of 2-3 while going 2-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
- Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Canucks have a straight up record of 2-3. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-3.
- In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 2-3 and an puck line mark of 2-3.
When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Hurricanes to come out with a win against the Canucks while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at -111, I’m placing my bet on the Hurricanes to win outright.
If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Hurricanes winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Hurricanes 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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