Pittsburgh Penguins at Carolina Hurricanes - 3/4/22 NHL Picks and Prediction

Pittsburgh Penguins at Carolina Hurricanes - 3/4/22 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Carolina Hurricanes (37-11-5) vs Pittsburgh Penguins (33-14-8)

Game Info: Friday, March 4, 2022 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes +115 / Pittsburgh Penguins +188 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Carolina Hurricanes host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Friday NHL Action.

The Pittsburgh Penguins come into this road contest with an overall record of 33-14-8. Through 55 games, the Penguins are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, they have found the net 178 times, good for a rank of 11th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Pittsburgh is the 8th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.6 goals per game. So far, the Penguins have a strength of schedule rating of 31st in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 10th ranked team in the NHL.

The Carolina Hurricanes get set to host the Pittsburgh Penguins with an overall record of 37-11-5. This mark places them 1st in the Metropolitan division. Through 53 games, the Hurricanes have scored 185 goals, giving them an average of 3.47. This output gives them a rank of 6th among NHL teams. On defense, Carolina is the 2nd ranked unit, giving up 2.38 goals per contest. So far, the Hurricanes have played the 27th toughest schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Carolina's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 4th in the NHL.

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Through 49 games, the Pittsburgh Penguins goal and overall scoring leader is Jake Guentzel with 53 points. He has reached his mark of 25 goals, on a shooting percentage of 14.5%. So far, 24.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Sidney Crosby, who has 34 assists to go along with his 16 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +10.0. Pittsburgh's top goalie is Tristan Jarry, who is giving up an average of 2.33 goals per game. In his 43 games played, he has turned in 25 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

Through 50 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho, with 56 points. He has reached his mark of 24 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.2%. So far, 50.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 28 assists to go along with his 22 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +12.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.03 goals per game. In his 38 games played, he has turned in 22 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.

In Carolina's 53 games, they have an above .500 record against the spread, going 25-25. So far, the Hurricanes have been a good bet at home as they have covered in 12 of their 23 games at PNC Arena. On the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have a per-game scoring differential of 1.11. When playing at home, the team is winning games by an averge margin of 0.86 goals. Heading into their game with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Hurricanes have a 4-1 record over their past five contests. In these games, they have scored 17 goals, accounting for 61.0% of the overall scoring. A key to this recent success is the fact that they have outscored their usual output of 3.47 goals per game 3 times. Look for the Hurricanes to take care of business with a home win over the Penguins.

 

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Joe’s Pick Hurricanes +115

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