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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction & Betting Tips 12/21/2023

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes 12/21/2023:
  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Penguins (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Preview

Looking to win big? The Hurricanes and Penguins face off at 7:00 ET on BSSO. The Penguins are hosting the game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA.

The Hurricanes are the favored team in this Metropolitan divisional contest against the Penguins. The game’s over/under currently sits at 6.5 goals. Check out BetCoco for Pittsburgh Penguins – Carolina Hurricanes odds

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Head-to-Head and Key Stats

Across the previous three matchups between Pittsburgh and Carolina, the Hurricanes have played well, sitting at 3-0. However, the average goal differential between the two teams has been been close, with Carolina averaging 3 goals and Pittsburgh at 2.

  • Across the Hurricanes last ten road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 2. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 3-7, while going 5-5 straight-up.
  • In their last three games at home, the Penguins have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 0-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 1 goals per game in these contests.
  • The last ten games that Pittsburgh was the underdog, they have an puck line mark of 5-5 while going 5-5 straight up.
  • Going back to their last ten games as the favorite, the Hurricanes have a straight up record of 4-6. But, their mark vs the puck line was just 3-7.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction

The Hurricanes are set to face Pittsburgh with a 17-12-3 record. Their track record as favorites is 17-9-3, while they maintain 0-3-0 when considered underdogs. For away games this season, they have a 8-10-0 record, while they are 9-2-3 when playing at home.

On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 6th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 1st in the league. The Hurricanes went 15-9 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 2-1.

Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov gets the start and has made 14 starts this season. His record at this point is 7-6, and his save percentage is 0.5567010309278351%.

Before their matchup against Carolina, the Penguins arrive with a 14-13-3 record. They hold a 9-8-3 record when considered the favorites and 5-5-0 when seen as the underdogs. On the road, they have gone 7-7-2 this season and are 7-6-1 at home.

Offensively, the Penguins come into the game at 2.9 goals per contest placing 27th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 10th position in the league. Pittsburgh’s offense comes into the game ranked 26th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 17th in the NHL.

Entering the game, goalie Tristan Jarry has started 22 games this season. His current record stands at 9-11, and his save percentage is 0.9072164948453608%.

With a 1.5 goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Hurricanes to secure a 4-3 victory.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Tips

  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Penguins (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Pittsburgh Penguins Injury Report

  • Matt Nieto – Lower Body – Out
  • Bryan Rust – Upper Body – Out

Carolina Hurricanes Injury Report

  • Frederik Andersen – Blood Clots – Out

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