Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators - NHL Prediction

NHL Carolina vs Nashville Predators Prediction 12/27/2023

The Carolina Hurricanes (17-13-4) travel to face off against the Nashville Predators (19-15-0) on Wednesday, December 27th. This game will be played at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. Both the Hurricanes and Predators will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 8:00 ET.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators

The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

The Hurricanes come in with an overall record of 17-13-4. On the road, Carolina has a 8-10-1 record, whereas they are 9-3-3 at home. Their current record places them 5th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 9th in the Eastern conference. Carolina heads into the game with 10 wins by more than one goal, and lost eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 11-23.

The Hurricanes aim to bounce back following their 5-4 loss at home to the Islanders. Against the Islanders, Hurricanes’ offense was able to score in all three periods. Out of Carolina’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 40 shots on goal and had five giveaways.

Carolina went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 9 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

The Nashville Predators Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

This season, the Predators have put together an overall record of 19-15-0. When playing on the road, Nashville has gone 8-7-0, while their home record stands at 11-8-0. Their current record places them 4th in the Western Central division and 7th in the Western conference. Nashville comes in with 10 wins with a margin of more than one goal this season and lost 10 games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line performance is 18-16.

Coming off a 3-2 loss at home to the Stars, the Predators are hoping to bounce back today. On the offensive front, the Predators failed to score in the first or third periods against the Stars, but they found the net two times in the second period. Of Nashville’s two goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 21 shots on goal and had four giveaways.

Nashville went into the game as the underdogs, but they still managed to cover the puck line despite the loss. The over/under line for the game was 6, and it concluded with a combined total of 5 goals.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game which is 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. This year, the Hurricanes have recorded a 15-10 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have 2-1 record.

The Hurricanes have posted an over/under record of 16-17-1 so far this season. During last season, they participated in 48 games that did not exceed the over/under line set at 6.5. On average, their games had 5.8 goals per game.

Nashville Offense Breakdown

The Predators come into the game scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game, putting them 14th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 18th in the league. This season, the Predators have a 8-7 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 10-8 record.

This season, the Predators’ have an over/under record of 14-15-5. Throughout the season, they have played 21 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.2 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

Carolina defense takes on the Predators ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 25.5 shots per game against Carolina. They alsso are 11th in shutouts, with 2 shutouts.

Nashville Team Defense

The Predators defense is currently 10th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.9 shots per game against Nashville. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 18th with 1 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Predators Trends

  • Through their last five road contests, the Hurricanes offense has averaged 2 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Carolina posted an overall record of 2-3 while going 1-4 ATS.
  • In their last ten games at home, the Predators have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 5-5 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 3 goals per game in these contests.
  • Nashville has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.
  • The last three games that Carolina was favored, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 1-2 straight up.

Hurricanes vs Predators Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Predators to come out with a win against the Hurricanes while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +112, I’m placing my bet on the Predators to win outright.

Our projections have the Predators pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Predators, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 6.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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