The Carolina Hurricanes will be a slight favorite on Tuesday night when they host the Western Conference-leading Vancouver Canucks in one of the most difficult games to make NHL picks today.
The Hurricanes have recovered from a disappointing start to their season by going 11-2-1 in the last 14 games, despite injury and illness issues in net. Carolina won three straight before the All-Star break, allowing just five total goals.
Vancouver has been perhaps the biggest surprise in the league this season and has not suffered a regulation loss in its last 11 games (9-0-2). The Canucks added former 40-goal scorer Elias Lindholm in a trade with Calgary and the center should make his debut Tuesday.
Canucks have 3 top-6 centres on two lines. Great luxury to have versatile 2-way guy in Elias Lindholm, who will start with Elias Pettersson. One lefty, one righty, so C/W deployment can be situational. Formidable 1-2 punch w Lindholm-Pettersson and Miller-Boeser.
— Iain MacIntyre (@imacSportsnet) February 1, 2024
The Hurricanes are +1000 in the Las Vegas hockey odds to win the Stanley Cup while Vancouver is +1400.
Canucks vs Hurricanes Game Information
1.Game: Canucks (33-11-5) vs Hurricanes (28-15-5)
2. Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
3. Day/Time: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 7:00 p.m. ET
4. Canucks vs Hurricanes Live Stream: NHL.com
The Hurricanes are the slight favorite in our NHL betting lines as they prepare to host the streaking Canucks, who lead the West despite missing the playoffs three straight years. Vancouver has won the last two meetings, including a 4-3 shootout win at Carolina last season and a 4-3 win at home on Dec. 9. The Hurricanes are 15-5-4 at home, and the Canucks are 15-7-3 on the road.
Canucks vs Hurricanes Spreads and Odds
Canucks vs Hurricanes Trends
1.Over bettors are 29-17-3 in Vancouver games this season at the sportsbook, including 3-1 in the past four.
2.Carolina is 4-for-9 on the power play in its past three games and sits second in the league at 28%.
3.Canucks center Elias Pettersson has registered 14 goals in his last 13 games.
4.Hurricanes forward Seth Jarvis recorded one goal and nine assists in his last eight contests.
5.Vancouver’s leading scorer J.T. Miller posted 17 of his 67 points in his last 11 outings.
6.Carolina is just 20-28 ATS this season, but 4-1 in the past five games.
7.The over is 12-2 in the last 14 Canucks games played on three or more days of rest.
8.The Hurricanes are 5-0 in their last five games versus a team with a winning percentage above .600.
Canucks vs Hurricanes Over/Under Pick: Under 6 ½ (-120)
Vancouver is second in the league in goals-against, led by goalie Thatcher Demko and his .920 save percentage. Carolina has also been much better defensively of late. This might be one of your best NHL bets of the night.
Canucks vs Hurricanes ATS Picks: Canucks +1 ½ (-190)
This one smells like a playoff-style, one-goal game.
Canucks vs Hurricanes Moneyline Pick: Hurricanes (-145)
There is some decent value for a Vancouver victory (+125), but we think Carolina will come up with a solid effort at home.
Canucks vs Hurricanes Player Prop Pick: Sebastian Aho 1+ goals (+140)
Sebastian Aho, Carolina’s leading scorer (17 goals) and All-Star weekend representative, should start the second half with a tally.
Canucks vs Hurricanes Prediction
Questions Of The Day
Will Vancouver score a power-play goal in the match against the Hurricanes?
Yes. Even though Carolina is 10-for-10 on the penalty kill the last four games, the Canucks are 6-for-13 with the extra man in the same span.
Which Carolina player will score the team’s first goal on Tuesday?
Martin Necas The forward has scored four times in the last six games and boasts nine of his 13 in wins.