Ottawa Senators vs. Carolina Hurricanes - 11/9/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Carolina Hurricanes (9-6-1) at Ottawa Senators (5-9-1)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)
The Line: Ottawa Senators +180 / Carolina Hurricanes -200 --- Over/Under: 6.5
TV: FSCR, TVA2
The Carolina Hurricanes and Ottawa Senators meet Saturday in NHL action at the Canadian Tire Centre.
The Carolina Hurricanes need a win here after splitting their last six games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Erik Haula leads Carolina with eight goals, Dougie Hamilton has 10 assists and Teuvo Teravainen has 40 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 79.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 27 goals on 282 shots and James Reimer has given up 16 goals on 172 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in seven of their last nine games.
The Ottawa Senators also need a win after splitting their last eight games. The Ottawa Senators are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 7.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Jean-Gabriel Pageau leads Ottawa with seven goals, Connor Brown has 10 assists and Brady Tkachuk has 55 shots on goal. Defensively, the Ottawa Senators are allowing 3.3 goals per game and are killing 80.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Craig Anderson has given up 27 goals on 261 shots faced and Anders Nilsson has allowed 19 goals on 247 shots. The Ottawa Senators have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.
The Hurricanes are 8-0 in their last 8 vs. Atlantic, 6-2 in their last 8 games as a road favorite and 11-4 in their last 15 games following a win. The Senators are 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest, 16-35 in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference and 19-43 in their last 62 overall. The under is 4-0 in Hurricanes last 4 overall. The over is 4-1 in Senators last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The home team is 28-11 in the last 39 meetings. The favorite is 25-9 in the last 34 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes have won six of the last seven meetings against the Ottawa Senators, and four of those victories were decided by two or more goals. The Ottawa Senators are proving why nobody is giving them a look this season in terms of a successful season, as offense is hard to come by and they do nothing on the power play. While these prices with road teams are a turnoff and laying a PL with a road team is even more risky, I don't want much to do with these Senators. I'll take the Hurricanes and will side with the PL for added value.