Carolina Hurricanes vs Vegas Golden Knights NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Hurricanes vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction 2/17/2024

The Carolina Hurricanes (31-17-5) travel to face off against the Vegas Golden Knights (31-16-6) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and televised on ESPN+. The Hurricanes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Golden Knights are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wild. Puck drop is set for 10:30 ET.

Hurricanes vs Golden Knights

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The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

When playing on the road this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have gone 14-11-1, and they have gone 10-6 against other teams in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, Carolina has a record of 31-17-5, and they have 67 points, which has them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd place in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3, and they have won three straight games when they have been the favorite.

So far this season, Carolina has been the favorite in 47 of their 53 games, and they have gone 29-13-5 in those games. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes have gone 20-9. Over their last five games, Carolina has gone 3-2, and over their last three games, they have gone 2-1.

Carolina enters the game with a puck line record of 21-32 this season, including a road puck line mark of 10-16. So far, the Hurricanes have 19 wins by multiple goals and have gone 5-5 against the puck line in their last ten games.

Overall, the team’s average scoring margin sits at +.5 goals per game, and they have gone 18-29 against the puck line when favored. In their last three road games, the Hurricanes have gone 2-1 vs. the puck line.

The Hurricanes are coming off a 5-1 road win over the Coyotes. Against the Coyotes, the Hurricanes’ offense netted goals in all three periods. Carolina’s one power-play goals contributed to their total of 5 goals. Their offensive performance came with 30 shots on goal and nine giveaways.

Carolina also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. Combining for 6 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.5.

The Vegas Golden Knights Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, Vegas has gone 19-6-2, and they are 19-10-4 as the favorite. In the Western Conference, the Golden Knights are in 5th place and have a record of 31-16-6. Over their last ten games, Vegas has gone 7-3.

So far this year, the Golden Knights have gone 20-12 against other Western Conference teams and 10-7 against Pacific Division teams. Vegas has been favored in 33 of their 53 games this season.

When favored, the Golden Knights have gone 12-21 against the puck line this season, and they have an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game. So far, Vegas has 18 wins by multiple goals and 13 wins by just one goal.

Overall, the team’s puck line record is 27-26, and their average scoring margin at home is +1.1 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Golden Knights have gone 7-3 vs. the puck line.

The Golden Knights are looking to bounce back from a 5-3 loss at home to the Wild. In the first period against the Wild, the Golden Knights scored two goals, in addition to scoring one time in the 3rd period. Out of Vegas’ three goals, one were scored during power plays. They concluded the game with 30 shots on goal and had four giveaways.

Vegas took a loss vs. the puck line in the game, going into the game favored by -1.5. The combined total of 8 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 5.5 goals for the game.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

Offensively, the Hurricanes come into the game at 3.3 goals per contest placing 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 4th position in the league. This season, the Hurricanes have a 22-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 8-1 record.

The Hurricanes’ over/under record this season is 24-28-1. For the season, they have had 25 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging6.3 goals per game.

Golden Knights Offense Breakdown

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In terms of their offensive performance, the Golden Knights are averaging 3.2 goals per game this season, putting them in the 14th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Golden Knights offense is 15th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 10th in the NHL.

This season, the Golden Knights’ have an over/under record of 24-29-0. Throughout the season, they have played 27 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

Defensively, the Hurricanes come into the season ranked 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25 shots per game against Carolina. For the season, they are ranked 13th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Vegas Team Defense

Defensively, the Golden Knights are currently 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.4 shots per game against Vegas. They also are 21st in shutouts, coming in with 2 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Golden Knights Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 8-2 while going 6-4 vs. the spread. The team averaged 3 goals per game in this stretch.
  • Vegas has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 2. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.
  • As the betting underdog, the Golden Knights have an puck line record of 4-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 7-3 and an puck line mark of 4-6.

Hurricanes vs Golden Knights Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Golden Knights to pick up on a win over the Hurricanes at home. With the moneyline sitting at -127, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Golden Knights straight-up.

My recommended pick for the puck line is to take the Hurricanes to cover. Even if the Golden Knights win straight-up, this one should be close throughout and the Hurricanes should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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