The Nashville Predators (16-13-0) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (16-12-1) on Friday, December 15th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:30 ET.
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes
The Nashville Predators Are Coming Off A Win
Coming into today’s action, the Predators have rattled off two straight wins which has them sitting with an overall record of 16-13-0. At home, they are 10-6-0 and 6-7-0 on the road. This record has them sitting 4th in the Western Central division and 7th in the Western conference. Nashville heads into the game with eight wins by more than one goal, and lost nine games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record this season is 14-15.
The Predators played host to the Flyers in their previous game and emerged with a 3-2 win. In terms of offense, the Predators netted one goal during the opening period and one time in the second period. All three goals came at even strength. They finished with 22 shots on goal and had 14 turnovers.
Despite the straight-up win, Nashville did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 5 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win
Facing the Predators, the Hurricanes have a record of 16-12-1 so far. At home, their record is 8-2-1 and 8-10-0 on the road. They are currently positioned 4th in the Eastern Metropolitan division and 8th in the Eastern conference. Carolina has nine wins by more than one goals and dropped eight games by multiple goals. Their overall puck line record is 10-19 this season.
Facing the Red Wings in their last game, the Hurricanes won by a score of 2-1. Offensively, the Hurricanes registered one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. In the game, Carolina managed to score all two goals at even strength. They concluded with 39 shots on goal and committed 3 turnovers.
Despite the straight-up win, Carolina did not cover the puck line, as they were favored by -1.5. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 3 goals.
Nashville Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Predators have an average of 3.1 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 15th in the league. This season, the Predators are 7-7 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 9-6 record.
The Predators’ over/under record this season is 12-13-4. For the season, they have had 12 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Carolina Offense Breakdown
When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.2 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 1st in the league. Carolina’s offense comes into the game ranked 10th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 3rd in the NHL.
This season, the Hurricanes have an over/under record of 13-15-1. Throughout last season, they played 44 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games featured 5.8 goals per game.
Nashville Team Defense
Defensively, the Predators are currently 11th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.9 shots per game against Nashville. They also are 17th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.
Carolina Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 31st in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.2 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 8th in shutouts, achieving 2 shutouts.
Predators vs Hurricanes Trends
- Across their ten previous road games, Nashville has an puck line mark of 3-7. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 3 goals per game.
- Through their last three home contests, the Hurricanes offense has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing an average of 2. Carolina posted an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 ATS.
- The last three games that Carolina was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 1-2 while going 0-3 straight up.
- The last ten games that Nashville was favored, they have an puck line mark of 2-8 while going 6-4 straight up.
If you’re looking for a moneyline pick, my choice is the Hurricanes to take down the Predators at home. With the moneyline currently at -170, I’m placing my bet on the Hurricanes straight-up.
If you’re looking for my recommendation on the puck line, I suggest taking the Predators to cover. Even if the Hurricanes manage to win outright, this game is expected to remain competitive, and the Predators 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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