Anaheim Ducks at Carolina Hurricanes - 4/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Carolina Hurricanes (46-18-8) vs Anaheim Ducks (28-32-12)
Game Info: Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 6:00 pm (PNC Arena)
Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -400 / Anaheim Ducks +275 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes host the Anaheim Ducks in Sunday NHL Action.
The Anaheim Ducks come into this road contest with an overall record of 28-32-12. Through 72 games, the Ducks are 6th in the Pacific Division. On the season, they have found the net 201 times, good for a rank of 24th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Anaheim is the 23rd ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 3.18 goals per game. So far, the Ducks have a strength of schedule rating of 14th in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 21st ranked team in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes get set to host the Anaheim Ducks with an overall record of 46-18-8. This mark places them 1st in the Metropolitan division. Through 72 games, the Hurricanes have scored 238 goals, giving them an average of 3.29. This output gives them a rank of 8th among NHL teams. On defense, Carolina is the 1st ranked unit, giving up 2.38 goals per contest. So far, the Hurricanes have played the 23rd 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.
Through 65 games, the Anaheim Ducks goal and overall scoring leader is Troy Terry with 57 points. He has reached his mark of 31 goals, on a shooting percentage of 20.5%. So far, 26.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Trevor Zegras, who has 33 assists to go along with his 18 goals. However, when on the ice the Ducks are --22 in scoring differential. Anaheim's top goalie is John Gibson, who is giving up an average of 3.15 goals per game.
Through 69 games, the Carolina Hurricanes' goal and overall scoring leader is Sebastian Aho, with 72 points. He has reached his mark of 33 goals, on a shooting percentage of 16.8%. So far, 39.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Andrei Svechnikov, who has 35 assists to go along with his 27 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +17.0. Carolina's top goalie is Frederik Andersen, who is giving up an average of 2.07 goals per game. In his 49 games played, he has turned in 27 quality starts, giving him a quality start percentage above the league average.
Coming into this game, the Ducks have an over-under record of 34-35-3. However, when playing on the road, the over has fared better, going 18-15-1. On the season, 51.0% of Anaheim's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 45.0% of the scoring coming from the Ducks. Coming into this game, the Hurricanes have an over-under record of 33-39. When playing at home, the over is hitting less than half the time, going 14-23. On the season, 50.0% of Carolina's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 58% of the scoring coming from the Hurricanes. With a line set at 6.5 goals, look for the Ducks and Hurricanes to stay below this number in what should turn out to be a defensive battle.
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