Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction 4/14/2024

The Carolina Hurricanes (51-22-7) travel to face off against the Chicago Blackhawks (23-51-5) on Sunday, April 14th. This game will be played at United Center in Chicago and televised on NBCS. The Hurricanes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Blackhawks are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Predators. Puck drop is set for 6:00 ET.

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The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 51-22-7, the Hurricanes have secured the second seed in the Eastern Conference. In their last ten games, Carolina has gone 7-3, and they have won four straight games as the favorite. On the road, the Hurricanes are 24-12-3, and they have won three straight games away from home.

This season, Carolina has been favored in 73 of their 80 games, and they have gone 48-18-7 in those games. Against the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes have gone 35-14, and they have gone 16-9 against Metropolitan Division opponents. In their last five games, Carolina has gone 4-1, and they have won three straight games on the road.

On the road this season, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 18-21 and an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. So far, 34 of their wins have been by multiple goals.

Carolina’s puck line record this season is 36-44, including going 4-0 vs. the puck line in their last three games. In their last ten road games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line.

The Hurricanes most recently took on the Blues and secured a win with a score of 5-2. In every single period, the Hurricanes’ offense scored a goal against the Blues. In the game, Carolina managed to score all five goals at even strength. They concluded with 42 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.

Carolina came in as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage and, as a result, recorded a win against the puck line. The over/under line going into the game was 5.5 goals, which the teams surpassed with their combined 7 goals.

The Chicago Blackhawks Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Blackhawks have gone 16-20-4, and they come into tonight’s game having lost three straight games. Over their last ten games, Chicago has gone 4-6, and they are 15th in the Western Conference standings. Against other teams in the Western Conference, the Blackhawks have gone 15-33 this season, and they are 8th in the Central Division.

As the underdog, Chicago has gone 19-50-5 this season, and they have lost three straight games when playing as the underdog. Over their last five games, the Blackhawks have gone just 1-4, and they are 23-51-5 overall this season.

Chicago enters the game with a puck line record of 35-44 and an average scoring margin of -1.3 goals per game. The Blackhawks have dropped their last three games vs. the puck line and have 42 losses by more than one goal this season.

As the underdog, Chicago has a puck line record of 33-41, including a road mark of 12-27. In their last ten home games, the Blackhawks have gone 5-5 vs. the puck line, and their average scoring margin at home is -.6 goals per game.

The Blackhawks aim to bounce back following their 5-1 loss at home to the Predators. The Blackhawks couldn’t find the net offensively in the first or third periods against the Predators, but they did score one time in the second period. Their one goal came during a power play situation. In total, they took 26 shots on goal and had 16 giveaways.

Chicago entered as the underdog and suffered both a straight-up loss and did not cover the puck line. The game ended with a total of 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 4th in the league. Coming into the game, the Hurricanes have a 38-19 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 11-1.

This season, the Hurricanes’ have an over/under record of 31-47-2. Throughout the season, they have played 41 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Blackhawks Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Blackhawks have an average of 2.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 32nd in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. The Blackhawks went 5-14 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 18-34.

The Blackhawks’ over/under record this season is 30-45-4. For the season, they have had 40 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging5.7 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

Defensively, the Hurricanes are currently 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.6 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 1st in shutouts, coming in with 8 shutouts.

Chicago Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Blackhawks head into the game ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 32.5 shots per game against Chicago. So far, they are 29th in shutouts, achieving 1 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Blackhawks Trends

  • Carolina has played well in their previous 5 road games, going 3-2 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • Across the Blackhawks last ten home games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 5-5, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Blackhawks have a straight up record of 1-4. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 2-3.
  • Carolina has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 3-0 SU and 3-0 puck line in their last three games.

Hurricanes vs Blackhawks Prediction

When it comes to a moneyline wager, I’m going with the Blackhawks to defeat the Hurricanes while playing at home. Given the current moneyline odds at +280, I’m placing a wager on the Blackhawks to win outright.

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

If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 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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