The Carolina Hurricanes, led by Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov, are ready to take the ice against Taylor Hall, Nick Schmaltz, and the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena in an East-West showdown. The action gets going at 9 p.m. ET on Thursday, February 6, and it’ll be broadcasted live on Fox Sports Arizona.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Arizona Coyotes Odds
Carolina enters the game as the slight favorite with a -115 moneyline. The line for the Coyotes sits at -105 and the Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 6 goals (-105 for the over, -115 for the under). Odds Courtesy of DraftKings NJ’s #1 Online Sportsbook.
Though the team is 30-23 straight up (SU) this season, Carolina has actually lost 3.0 units for bettors taking the moneyline thus far. 29 of its games have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and none have pushed. As the away team this season, the Canes are 12-13 SU.
Carolina has converted on 21.6 percent of its power play opportunities this year, a mark that’s good enough for 10th-best in the NHL. Additionally, it has the sixth-strongest penalty kill in the league, and it’s successfully killed off 82.9 percent of its penalties..
Averaging 24.2 saves per game with a .900 save percentage, Petr Mrazek (18-16-2) has been the primary option in goal for Carolina this year. If head coach Rod Brind Amour chooses to rest him, however, the team may go with James Reimer (12-9-1), who has a .920 save percentage and 2.48 goals against average this year.
On the other side of the ice, Arizona is 27-28 straight up (SU) and has lost 5.3 units for moneyline bettors this year. 30 of its contests have gone under the total, while 24 have gone over and just one has pushed. It’s 13-14 SU as the home team this season.
The Coyotes have converted on just 19.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a mark that’s right around league average. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked eighth overall, and it’s successfully killed off 82.5 percent of all penalties.
Darcy Kuemper (28.7 saves per game) has been the top choice in goal for the Coyotes. Kuemper has 15 wins, 10 losses, and two overtime losses to his credit and has maintained a .929 save percentage and a solid 2.17 goals against average this season.
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Arizona Coyotes Free Picks
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Coyotes, O/U – Under
Two of the Coyotes’ last ten games have gone to a shootout. The team is 0-2 in those games and 5-4 overall in shootouts this season.
The under has hit in three of Arizona’s last five games.
Carolina’s attempted 33.2 shots per game overall this season (the second-most in the NHL), and 33.6 in its last five road games.
Over Arizona’s last ten outings, seven of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 2-5 in those games).
Carolina skaters notched 26.7 hits per game last season, while the Coyotes forced 24.7 hits per contest.