Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vancouver Canucks - 2/2/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Vancouver Canucks - 2/2/20 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Bob Frid-USA TODAY Sports

Vancouver Canucks (30-18-4) at Carolina Hurricanes (29-19-3)

NHL Hockey: Sunday, February 2, 2020 at 2:00 pm (PNC Arena)

The Line: Carolina Hurricanes / Vancouver Canucks --- Over/Under:

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The Vancouver Canucks and Carolina Hurricanes meet Sunday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.

The Vancouver Canucks look to stay hot after winning seven of their last eight games. The Vancouver Canucks are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 22.8 percent of their power play opportunities. Elias Pettersson leads Vancouver with 21 goals, Quinn Hughes has 30 assists and Tanner Pearson has 127 shots on goal. Defensively, the Vancouver Canucks are allowing three goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their opponents power plays. Jacob Markstrom has given up 93 goals on 1,121 shots faced and Thatcher Demko has allowed 48 goals on 527 shots. The Vancouver Canucks have allowed three or less goals in seven of their last eight games.

The Carolina Hurricanes need a win after splitting their last 12 games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 25 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 39 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals per game and are killing 83.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 85 goals on 888 shots and James Reimer has given up 46 goals on 581 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or less goals in eight of their last 10 games.

The Canucks are 8-17 in their last 25 games playing on 0 days rest and 13-3 in their last 16 overall. The Hurricanes are 22-7 in their last 29 vs. Western Conference and 38-18 in their last 56 home games. The under is 5-1 in Canucks last 6 overall. The under is 7-1 in Hurricanes last 8 overall. The Canucks are 16-7 in the last 23 meetings. The home team is 16-5 in the last 21 meetings.

The Vancouver Canucks have won six of the last 10 meetings against the Hurricanes, but this is a tough schedule spot for them when you consider they're on the end of a back to back and playing back-to-back road games with easy starts. It also doesn't help that yesterday's game against the Islanders went into overtime. We're sure to see some tired legs from the Vancouver Canucks, a team that's had issues on the end of a back to back to begin with. The Carolina Hurricanes are well rested and one of the more consistent home teams in the league. Give me the Canes at home.

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