NHL Hurricanes vs Ottawa Senators Prediction 3/17/2024

The Carolina Hurricanes (41-20-6) travel to face off against the Ottawa Senators (28-33-4) on Sunday, March 17th. This game will be played at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 6:00 ET.

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The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

Heading into tonight’s game, the Hurricanes are in 4th place in the Eastern Conference, with a record of 41-20-6. Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 7-3 and is on a two-game winning streak. On the road this season, the Hurricanes have gone 19-11-2.

Over their last five games, Carolina has gone 4-1 and has won four straight games on the road. This season, the Hurricanes have been favored in 60 of their 67 games and have gone 38-16-6 as the favorite.

Carolina comes into this game with a puck line record of 28-39 this season, including going 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, the Hurricanes have 26 wins by multiple goals compared to just 15 wins by one goal.

On the road, Carolina has a puck line record of 13-19 this season, and their average scoring margin away from home sits at +.5 goals per game.

In their last game, the Hurricanes went up against the Maple Leafs and emerged as winners with a score of 5-4. The first period saw the Hurricanes being held without a goal, but they turned things around offensively by scoring two times in the second period and two goals in the third. Of Carolina’s five goals, two were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 40 shots on goal and 11 giveaways.

Carolina couldn’t cover the puck line despite the straight-up win, as they entered the game as the favorites with a -1.5 goal advantage. The combined total of 9 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The Ottawa Senators Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, the Senators have gone 18-14-2, and they have won three straight games to improve their overall record to 28-33-4. In the Eastern Conference standings, Ottawa is in 15th place and 8th in the Atlantic Division. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Senators have gone 21-17 this season.

As the underdog this season, Ottawa has gone 13-18-4, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. Over their last ten games, the Senators have gone just 3-7, and they have gone 3-0 in their last three games.

On the season, Ottawa has gone 29-36 against the puck line, including 18-25 vs. the puck line in losses by multiple goals. As the underdog, the Senators have gone 20-15 vs. the puck line.

At home, Ottawa has a puck line record of 16-18 and an average scoring margin of .0 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Senators have gone 5-5 against the puck line.

In their last game, the Senators went up against the Islanders and emerged as winners with a score of 4-3. In the first period, the Senators struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with one time in the second period and two goals in the third. Out of Ottawa’s four goals, two were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 30 shots on goal and had nine giveaways.

Going into the game, Ottawa was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The combined total of 7 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

The Hurricanes come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 9th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 5th in the league. Coming into the game, the Hurricanes have a 28-17 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 28-38-1. Throughout the season, they have played 38 games that did not exceed the 6.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Senators Offense Breakdown

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On the offensive side, the Senators are scoring an 3.2 goals per game this season, ranking 17th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 13th in the league. Ottawa’s offense comes into the game ranked 21st in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 22nd in the NHL.

The Senators’ over/under record this season is 33-29-3. For the season, they have had 36 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6.5. Overall, their games are averaging6.7 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.4 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 6th with 5 shutouts.

Ottawa Team Defense

Defensively, the Senators come into the season ranked 28th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 29.9 shots per game against Ottawa. For the season, they are ranked 28th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Senators Trends

  • Across their last three road contests, Carolina has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • When looking at their past five home matchups, Ottawa has an puck line record of 2-3 while averaging 2 per game. The team went 3-2 overall in these games.
  • In their last five games as the betting underdog, the Senators have a straight up record of 2-3 and an puck line mark of 3-2.
  • In their last five games as the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have a strong straight up record of 4-1. In addition, their puck line record was 3-2 in these scenarios.

Hurricanes vs Senators Prediction

For a moneyline bet, I’m backing the Senators to secure a victory over the Hurricanes at home. With the moneyline currently set at +149, I’m locking in my bet on the Senators straight-up.

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

With an over/under line sitting at 6.5 goals, we like this game to surpass that mark and recommend getting a bet down on the over.

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