Both Teams Are On Fire
The Pittsburgh Penguins started with a 6-7-3 record. Since then, they’ve turned it up a notch, winning 12 of their last 14 contests. That includes a seven-game winning streak that they’re riding entering Sunday.
They’ll visit Carolina, which has a four-game winning streak of its own coming while also having won eight out of their last nine.
Which of these squads is the best option for those who bet online? Let’s take a closer look.
Let’s check the latest NHL odds, stats, injury reports, and NHL lines for Penguins vs Hurricanes . We’ve plenty of NHL betting odds for you to consider.
Pittsburgh Aiming To Keep Season High Winning Streak Intact
The Penguins are a savvy, veteran team that’s as hot as can be right now. This group has won 12 out of their last 14 games and all six of their recent road matchups.
Away games haven’t been a huge disadvantage for them of late as they are 9-5-2 when on the road this season.
That trio of Sidney Crosby, Jake Guentzel, and Evgeni Malkin should once again be considered one of the best in the NHL. Crosby sits at 40 points, then Guentzel and Malkin are each tied at 31.
They’ll be tested, though, as the Hurricanes have allowed the fewest shots on net this season. If they can fire off enough pucks and dictate the pace, they’ll probably win as Carolina is a defense-oriented squad.
Hurricanes Have Held Up Against Good Competition
Carolina is cooking with all four wins coming against teams with a winning record. They have the fifth-best defense in the NHL, which is what really fuels this team.
The phenomenal play of Pyotr Kochetkov in net is what has helped them piece together this solid play. He stepped forward to take over the primary goaltending responsibilities for the injured Frederik Andersen and has done a beautiful job.
He’s been their best goaltending option statistically. With an 8-1-4 record, a 2.02 GAA and a .923 save percentage, the Hurricanes are in a great position to win with him back there.
Penguins vs Hurricanes Game Injuries
Penguins vs Hurricanes Head-to-Head
These squads met once already this season, with the Hurricanes taking a 3-2 overtime victory.
Penguins vs Hurricanes Game Information
- Game: Penguins (18-8-4) vs Hurricanes (18-6-6)
- Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
- Day/Time: Sunday, 5:00 p.m. ET
- Penguins vs Hurricanes Live Stream: NHL TV
Penguins vs Hurricanes Betting Lines
Penguins vs Hurricanes Picks & Prediction
The Hurricanes are currently listed as the favorites in the sportsbook but this will be a close game. The Canes allow the least shots and the fifth-fewest goals while the Penguins have the sixth-best offense.
It’s a classic tale of scorching teams that excel on different ends of the ice, so it’s going to be a game you want to tune into. In terms of your NHL picks, go with Carolina.
It’s a small number to lay, according to the NHL betting odds, but given that they’re at home, they should be able to play at their pace, limit the Pens offensive opportunities and come away with a narrow win in the range of 2-1 or 3-2.
The Carolina Hurricanes are listed at -120 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Hurricanes, you have a chance to win $83. Pittsburgh is EV, offering a chance to win $100 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Carolina Hurricanes a 54.55% chance to win, with the Pittsburgh Penguins at 50%.