Golden Knights vs Hurricanes NHL Odds & Betting Preview

Golden Knights vs Hurricanes NHL Odds & Betting Preview

Written by on February 1, 2019

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to take care of business at home when they host the struggling Vegas Golden Knights at PNC Arena on Friday night. With the Hurricanes looking to record consecutive victories and Vegas looking snap a modest losing skid, let’s find out which teams is offering the best value in this matchup.

Golden Knights vs Hurricanes NHL Odds & Betting Preview

Why Bet On Vegas at -103?

Why should you consider betting on the Golden Knights in this contest? The best reason would be because the Knights are the better statistical team at both ends of the ice in ranking 14th in scoring (3.0 gpg) and a stellar fifth in goals allowed (2.7 gpg). Another good reason to back Vegas is that they’re going to be plenty hungry after dropping two straight and three of their last four games overall including their narrow 2-1 loss to Nashville on Jan. 23. Marc-Andre Fleury took the loss by allowing two goals on 27 shots.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 3.02
  • Shots: 33.65
  • PP/PK Percentage: 18.52
Defense
  • Goals: 2.69
  • Shots: 28.42
  • PP/PK Percentage: 16.22

Why Bet On Carolina at -107?

Is Carolina a safe bet vs Vegas on Friday night?

Why should you consider betting on the Hurricanes in this contest? Well, the best reason would be because Carolina is playing well right now, having won two of three and six of their last 10 games including a convincing 5-2 win over Vancouver on Jan. 23.  Nino Niederreiter led the way to victory with a pair of goals. Another good reason to back the Hurricanes is because they’ve been lighting the lamp nicely, having scored four goals or more in each of their last six wins while scoring five or more goals four times along the way.

Last but not least, Carolina will be looking to extract some revenge for their humbling 3-0 shutout loss against Vegas back on Nov. 3.

Team Statistics

Offense
  • Goals: 2.80
  • Shots: 35.76
  • PP/PK Percentage: 16.77
Defense
  • Goals: 2.98
  • Shots: 27.90
  • PP/PK Percentage: 20.13

Golden Knights vs Hurricanes NHL Betting Trends

  • Vegas is 1-5 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Vegas is 9-4 SU in the last 13 games
  • The total went UNDER in 4 of Vegas’s last 6 games on the road
  • Carolina is 4-2 ATS in the last 6 games
  • Carolina is 9-4 SU in the last 13 games
  • The total went OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 7 games

Expert Analysis and Prediction for Golden Knights vs Hurricanes

Vegas might be struggling right now, but I think the Knights are primed for a big road win to get the weekend started off on the right foot. The Golden Knights have gone 4-1 in their last 5 road games and 9-4 in their last 13 games overall. While Carolina is 5-1 in their last 6 home games and 9-4 in their last 13 games overall, the Hurricanes are also just 17-39 in their last 56 games against a team with a winning record and 16-37 in their last 53 games playing on three or more days rest.

Vegas’ Marc-Andre Fleury has gone 11 straight games allowing three goals or less, not to mention the fact that he stopped 34 shots to beat Carolina in November and pick up his 50th career shutout. I like Vegas to get the second half of the regular season started off with a statement-making road win.

NHL Betting Pick: Vegas 3 Carolina 2

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