NHL Betting Preview: Carolina Hurricanes vs. New Jersey Devils – Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019
Matchup at a Glance
Where: Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey
When: Sunday, February 10th at 3:00 PM ET
Money Line: Carolina -140
BetDSI has the Carolina Hurricanes listed as -140 money line favorites over the New Jersey Devils. The Carolina Hurricanes enter this game with a record of 28-21-6 and have won four of their last five games including three wins in a row and are coming off a road win on Friday over the New York Rangers by a score of 3-0. The New Jersey Devils enter this game with a record of 20-26-8 and have lost four of their last five games including three losses in a row and are coming off a home loss on Saturday against the Minnesota Wild by a score of 2-4. Let’s take a closer look at these two teams and we’ll start with the underdog New Jersey Devils.
New Jersey Devils
The Devils are 20-26-8 and 13-8-5 at home. The New Jersey Devils are unlikely to make the playoffs this season due to a lack of depth and talent. They currently have 48 points on the season which is 15th in the Eastern Conference and 8th in the Metropolitan division. New Jersey is 20-26-8 overall, 14-8-5 at home and 9-17-6 as an underdog.
Kyle Palmieri leads the team in points and goals with 40 points and 23 goals. Taylor Hall leads the team in assists with 26. Keith Kinkaid is 14-6-6 with a .896 save % and is allowing 3.18 goals this season. New Jersey is averaging 2.89 goals per game which ranks 22nd in the NHL.
They are averaging 31.76 shots per game which ranks 15th in the NHL. They are averaging 0.59 power play goals per game which is tied for 13th in the NHL. They are averaging 3.26 power-play chances per game which ranks 6th in the NHL. The Devils are allowing 3.41 goals per game which ranks 28th in the NHL.
The Hurricanes are 28-21-6 and 14-12-2 on the road. The Carolina Hurricanes are a playoff team, but I don’t see them being able to advance deep in the playoffs this season. They currently have 62 points on the season which is 9th in the Eastern Conference and 5th in the Metropolitan division. Carolina is 28-21-6 overall, 14-12-2 on the road and 20-12-4 as a favorite.
Sebastian Aho leads the team in points, goals and assists with 62 points, 24 goals and 38 assists. Petr Mrazek is 12-11-3 with a .898 save % and is allowing 2.71 goals per game this season.
Carolina is averaging 2.93 goals per game which ranks 18th in the NHL. They are averaging 35.49 shots per game which ranks 1st in the NHL. They are averaging 0.53 power play goals per game which is tied for 20th in the NHL. They are averaging 3.29 power play chances per game which ranks 5th in the NHL. The Hurricanes are allowing 2.91 goals per game which is tied for 10th in the NHL.
New Jersey gets the win at home
New Jersey is 7-3 in their last ten match-ups with Carolina while outscoring the Hurricanes by an average of 2.7 to 1.9 in those games. The Devils are also 2-1 in their last three meetings with the Hurricanes while outscoring Carolina by an average of 2.33 to 1.67 in those contests. I look for those trends to continue with a Devils win at home over the Hurricanes in the game on Sunday. Make sure to bet this match-up on BetDSI.