Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings - 3/10/20 NHL Picks and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings - 3/10/20 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (37-25-5) at Detroit Red Wings (17-48-5)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm (Little Caesars Arena)

The Line: Detroit Red Wings +180 / Carolina Hurricanes -201 --- Over/Under: 5.5

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings meet Tuesday in NHL action at the Little Caesars Arena.

The Carolina Hurricanes need a win after losing five of their last eight games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 21.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 36 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 46 assists and Dougie Hamilton has 170 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals per game and are killing 83.6 percent of their opponents power plays. Petr Mrazek has allowed 102 goals on 1,066 shots and James Reimer has given up 61 goals on 712 shots. The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed three or more goals in 14 of their last 18 games.

The Detroit Red Wings need a win after losing 10 of their last 13 games. The Detroit Red Wings are averaging two goals per game and are scoring on 15 percent of their power play opportunities. Tyler Bertuzzi leads Detroit with 19 goals, Dylan Larkin has 32 assists and Anthony Mantha has 133 shots on goal. Defensively, the Detroit Red Wings are allowing 3.7 goals per game and are killing 75.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Jimmy Howard has given up 96 goals on 817 shots faced and Jonathan Bernier has allowed 117 goals on 1,280 shots. The Detroit Red Wings have allowed three or more goals in 17 of their last 22 games.

The Hurricanes are 1-4 in their last 5 games following a win, 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Atlantic and 4-1 in their last 5 games playing on 1 days rest. The Red Wings are 18-38 in their last 56 games playing on 1 days rest, 8-18 in their last 26 home games and 14-52 in their last 66 overall. The under is 12-5-3 in Red Wings last 20 overall. The Hurricanes are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Detroit. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.

The Carolina Hurricanes have a hard time stringing wins together and aren't playing particularly well overall, but anything beats what the Red Wings have going on. The Detroit Red Wings are a team we've faded all season long and they remain easily the worst team in the spot to back. Even with a couple of wins over Chicago and Tampa Bay, the Red Wings have still lost more money than any other team in the league this season. Give me the Hurricanes and the PL to trim down the expensive ML price.

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Randy’s Pick Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

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