Anaheim Ducks vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 10/18/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Carolina Hurricanes (6-2) at Anaheim Ducks (5-2)
NHL Hockey: Friday, October 18, 2019 at 10:00 pm (Honda Center)
The Line: Anaheim Ducks +103 / Carolina Hurricanes -114 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Anaheim Ducks look to stay undefeated at home as they welcome the red hot Carolina Hurricanes to town on Friday night.
The Hurricanes have been making quick work of their opposition so far this season and will look to do more of the same as they head into Anaheim to face off against the Ducks who have been decent to start the season and are unbeaten on home ice. Carolina is a trendy pick to do some damage in the Eastern Conference this season as they have a nice balance of youth and veteran experience and a very confident team that can match up with almost any team in the NHL. Carolina is 6-2 in their last 8 games against the Pacific division and 12-4 in their last 16 overall dating back to last season but they will have their work cut out for them here against a Ducks side who is looking for a season of retribution.
The Ducks are 5-0 in their last 5 games as a favorite and are 8-2 in their last 10 games dating back to last season but they are still a team not many have projected for making the playoffs as they have an aging roster without many game breakers. Anaheim is 6-0 in their last 6 home games which is a good sign for them as they should be able to maintain a decent clip on home ice and as a slight home dog here they might be worthy of a look. However, the favorite is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings between these two sides and with the Canes dominating their opponents lately when favored this looks like a nice spot for the Canes to get a win on the cheap.