Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild Prediction 2/27/2024

The Carolina Hurricanes (34-19-6) travel to face off against the Minnesota Wild (28-24-6) on Tuesday, February 27th. This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul and televised on ESPN+. The Wild are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hurricanes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Sabres. Puck drop is set for 8:00 ET.

Hurricanes vs Wild

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The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

On the season, the Hurricanes have gone 34-19-6, putting them in 5th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Carolina has gone 21-10, and they have gone 10-6 against divisional opponents. On the road, the Hurricanes have gone 15-12-2.

Heading into tonight’s game, Carolina has lost two straight games and has gone 6-4 in their last ten games. As the favorite, the Hurricanes have gone 31-15-6 this season, and they have been favored in 51 of their 58 games.

Carolina enters the game with a puck line record of 23-35 and a puck line record of 19-32 when favored. They have gone 4-6 against the puck line in their last 10 games and have dropped three straight games against the puck line.

So far this season, the Hurricanes have 21 wins by multiple goals and have a scoring margin of +.5 goals per game. On the road, Carolina’s scoring margin is +.4 goals per game, and their road puck line record is 11-17.

After suffering a 3-2 loss on the road to the Sabres, the Hurricanes are looking to bounce back today. In the 3rd period, the Hurricanes found the net one time against the Sabres after their one goal in the first period. Of Carolina’s two goals, one were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 32 shots on goal and five giveaways.

Carolina went into the game favored by -1.5, giving them a loss vs. the puck line. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.

The Minnesota Wild Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Wild have gone 14-11-4, and they have won two straight games. Over their last 10 games, Minnesota has gone 7-3, and they are currently in 10th place in the Western Conference standings. In games against other Western Conference teams, the Wild have gone 14-14 this season.

So far this year, Minnesota is 28-24-6 overall, and they have been the underdog in 33 of their 58 games. As the underdog, the Wild have gone 12-18-3, and they have won two straight games when not favored. Over their last five games, Minnesota has gone 3-2.

Minnesota enters the game with an overall puck line record of 31-27 and a road puck line record of 17-12. So far this season, the Wild have 19 wins by multiple goals and have gone 21-12 vs. the puck line as the underdog.

Over their last ten games at home, Minnesota’s puck line record is 5-5, and their average scoring margin at home is -.2 goals per game. In their last three games, the Wild have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line.

In their last game, the Wild went up against the Kraken and emerged as winners with a score of 5-2. Looking at the Wild offense vs. the Kraken, they managed to score two goals in the opening period and three times in the second period. Out of Minnesota’s five goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 31 shots on goal and had two giveaways.

Entering the game as the underdog, Minnesota came away with a victory against the puck line. With a combined total of 7 goals, the teams exceeded the over/under line of 6 goals set for the game.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

The Hurricanes come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 11th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 4th in the league. This season, the Hurricanes are 23-15 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 10-1 record.

This season, the Hurricanes’ have an over/under record of 25-32-1. Throughout the season, they have played 28 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Wild Offense Breakdown

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The Wild come into the game scoring an average of 3.2 goals per game, putting them 14th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 20th in the league. In terms of the Wild’s offense during power plays, they are 9th in power play goals and 27th in shorthanded goals.

The Wild come in with an over/under record of 28-26-4. Over the season, there have been 29 games that have surpassed the 6 over/under line. Their games, on average, are at 6.5 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.3 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 6th with 4 shutouts.

Minnesota Team Defense

Defensively, the Wild are currently 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.3 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 20th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Wild Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Hurricanes offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Carolina posted an overall record of 7-3 while going 6-4 ATS.
  • Although Minnesota has a straight up record of 2-3 in their last five home games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 2-3. The team averaged 3 goals per game in these games.
  • Through their last three games as the underdog, the Wild have an puck line record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 2-1.
  • Through their last five matchups as the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have a good straight up record, but their puck line mark is just 2-3.

Hurricanes vs Wild Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Hurricanes to pick up on a win over the Wild and the road. With the moneyline sitting at -153, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Hurricanes straight-up.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Wild to cover. Even in the event of a Hurricanes victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Wild should cover the puck line.

With an over/under line sitting at 6 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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