Hurricanes vs Senators Prediction - NHL Picks 12/12/23

Ottawa Senators (11-11) vs Carolina Hurricanes (14-12-1)

Game Info: Tuesday, December 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +114 / Carolina Hurricanes -137 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes will play the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario. Carolina has lost four games in a row, while Ottawa has won three of their last four. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Hurricanes vs Senators prediction. 

Hurricanes Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes are 14-12-1 this year after they lost to Vancouver by a score of 4-3 in their last game. Carolina tied the game at three early in the third period, but they allowed the game winning goal just 79 seconds after tying the game. The Hurricanes recorded 24 shots on goal and went 1-5 on the power play in the game. Carolina has also lost to Calgary, Edmonton, and Winnipeg during this four game losing streak. The Hurricanes are scoring 3.22 goals per game and they are allowing 3.33 goals against per game, while going 20.7% on the power play and 79.1% on the penalty kill. Sebastian Aho has led Carolina with eight goals, 14 assists, and 74 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Carolina is Antti Raanta, who is 6-5-0 this year with a 3.40 goals against average and a .860 save percentage. 

Senators Preview

The Ottawa Senators are 11-11-0 this season after they defeated Detroit by a score of 5-1 in their last game. Ottawa was tied at one after the first period, but they were able to score four unanswered goals in the second and third period for the win. The Senators out shot Detroit by a total of 37-31 and went 2-6 on the power play in the game. Ottawa lost to Toronto by a score of 4-3 in the game before Detroit, but they did defeat the Rangers and Kraken prior to that. The Senators are scoring 3.50 goals per game and they are allowing 3.18 goals against per game, while going 18.3% on the power play and 74.3% on the penalty kill. Tim Stutzle has led the Senators with six goals, 20 assists, and 69 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Ottawa is Joonas Korpisalo, who is 6-6-0 this year with a 3.22 goals against average and a .903 save percentage. 

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The Senators have won nine of their last 10 home games against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • The Senators have covered the puck line in each of their last four games.
  • The Senators have lost the first period in eight of their last nine games as underdogs following a road win.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Senators' last seven games against Metropolitan Division opponents.

Carolina Hurricanes Team Facts

  • The Hurricanes have lost each of their last three games as favorites.
  • The Hurricanes have failed to cover the puck line in seven of their last eight games following a road loss.
  • The Hurricanes have lost the first period in four of their last five night games at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in 10 of the Hurricanes' last 11 games.

Ottawa Senators Player Prop Facts

  • Claude Giroux has scored a goal in four of the Senators' last five games.
  • Tim Stuetzle has recorded at least one point in each of the Senators' last 16 Tuesday night home games.
  • Tim Stuetzle has recorded at least one assist in each of the Senators' last six games against Metropolitan Division opponents at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • Parker Kelly has recorded two points against the Hurricanes this season - most against any opponent.

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Stefan Noesen has scored a goal in each of the Hurricanes' last three games as favorites against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • Brent Burns has recorded at least one point in 15 of his last 17 appearances with his team as a favorite against the Senators.
  • Dmitry Orlov has recorded an assist in each of his last four appearances in night games at Canadian Tire Centre.
  • Teuvo Teravainen has recorded two hits against the Senators this season - most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Ottawa Senators ranks 32nd in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (1.59).
  • The Ottawa Senators ranks 5th in the league for shots per game this season (33.2).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes ranks 32nd in the league in save percentage this season (.867).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes ranks T3rd in the league in short handed goals this season (6).

Hurricanes vs Senators Betting Prediction

Ottawa comes into this game playing very well recently and they have won three of their last four games, including a 5-1 win over Detroit and a 6-2 win over the Rangers. Carolina has lost four games in a row and has been out scored 15-7 in those four games. The Hurricanes are only 6-10 on the road, while Ottawa is 8-8 at home. These two teams are trending in opposite directions and I am going to take the hotter team with the plus money here. Give me the Senators in this game. 

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