The Ottawa Senators and Carolina Hurricanes meet Friday in NHL action at the PNC Arena. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
The Ottawa Senators Betting Preview
The Ottawa Senators are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 26.1 percent of their power play opportunities. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa with 26 goals, Brady Tkachuk has 36 assists and Alex DeBrincat has 185 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 81.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Anton Forsberg has allowed 80 goals on 817 shots faced, and Cam Talbot has given up 73 goals on 768 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes Betting Preview
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.4 goals per game and are scoring on 20 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 25 goals, Brent Burns has 32 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 182 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 81.7 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Pyotr Kochetkov has allowed 43 goal on 497 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 48 goals on 491 shots.
Senators vs Canes Trends
The Senators are 64-142 in their last 206 road games and 7-3 in their last 10 overall. The Hurricanes are 45-16 in their last 61 home games and 35-16 in their last 51 overall. The over is 5-2 in Senators last 7 overall. The under is 7-1 in Hurricanes last 8 vs. Atlantic. The Senators are 4-17 in the last 21 meetings in Carolina. The home team is 31-13 in the last 44 meetings. The favorite is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings.
Randy’s Free Pick
The Ottawa Senators have put together a couple of nice weeks, but they’re still hard to trust on the road, especially against quality teams. The Carolina Hurricanes have been a buzz saw at home dating back to last year, and they’re just not losing to bad or subpar teams. Give me the Canes and the PL for max betting value.