J.T. Miller, Elias Pettersson, and the Vancouver Canucks are set to face off against Teuvo Teravainen, Andrei Svechnikov, and the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena in a cross-continent tilt. The action gets started at 2 p.m. ET on Sunday, February 2, and fans at home can catch the game live on Sportsnet 360.
Vancouver Canucks at Carolina Hurricanes Odds
Vancouver is 30-22 straight up (SU) and has earned 7.5 units for moneyline bettors this year. Through 52 regular season matches, 25 of its games have gone over the total, while 23 have gone under and just three have pushed. As the road team this season, the Nucks are 13-14 SU.
Vancouver has converted on 22.9 percent of its power play chances this year, a figure that’s good enough for seventh-best in the NHL. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked 13th overall, and it’s successfully killed off 81.4 percent of all penalties..
Averaging 29.5 saves per game with a .917 save percentage, Jacob Markstrom (20-16-3) has been the primary option in goal for Vancouver this year. Markstrom did just play yesterday, however, so the team could decide to rest him and instead turn to Thatcher Demko (10-7-1 record, .909 save percentage, 2.93 goals against average).
Despite posting a record of 29-22 straight up (SU), Carolina has lost moneyline bettors a total of 3.0 units this season. 29 of its contests have gone under the total, while 22 have gone over and none have pushed. The team’s 17-10 SU at home this season.
The Hurricanes have converted on 21.7 percent of their power play opportunities this year, a mark that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill is ranked seventh overall, and it’s successfully killed off 83.2 percent of all penalties.
Petr Mrazek (24.3 saves per game) has been the primary option in the crease for the Hurricanes. Mrazek has 18 wins, 15 losses, and two overtime losses to his name and has maintained a pedestrian 2.63 goals against average and a subpar .904 save percentage this season.
Vancouver Canucks vs. Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions
Free NHL Tip: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Over
The Hurricanes are 3-0 in games decided by shootout. The Canucks are 3-1 in shootouts.
For both of these teams, the under has hit in four of their past five matches.
Over Vancouver’s last ten games, nine of them have been decided by two or more goals (the team is 6-3 in those games).
Vancouver skaters notched 21.9 hits per game last season, while the Hurricanes posted 26.7 hits per matchup.