Avalanche vs Hurricanes Prediction NHL Picks 2/8/24

Carolina Hurricanes (28-16-5) vs Colorado Avalanche (32-15-4)

Game Info: Thursday, February 8, 2024 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -128 / Colorado Avalanche +104 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Colorado Avalanche look for a win after splitting their last 8 games. The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning 6 of their last 9 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Colorado Avalanche vs Carolina Hurricanes prediction.

Colorado Avalanche Betting Preview

The Colorado Avalanche recently beat the Kings while losing to the Rangers and Devils. The Colorado Avalanche are averaging 3.76 goals per game and are scoring on 24.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Nathan MacKinnon leads Colorado with 32 goals, Cale Maker has 47 assists and Mikko Rantanen has 171 shots on goal. Defensively, the Colorado Avalanche are allowing 3.12 goals per game and are killing 82.6 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Alexandar Georgiev has allowed 118 goals on 1,162 shots faced, while Justus Annunen has given up 8 goals on 70 shots.

Carolina Hurricanes Betting Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes recently beat the Devils and Coyotes while losing to the Canucks. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.35 goals per game and are scoring on 28.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 18 goals, Seth Jarvis has 24 assists and Brent Burns has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.94 goals per game and are killing 83.2 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Pyotr Kochetkov has given up 57 goals on 558 shots faced, while Antti Raanta has allowed 63 goals on 484 shots.

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Martin Necas has scored a goal in four of his last five appearances against Central Division opponents.
  • Seth Jarvis has recorded at least one assist in eight of the Hurricanes' last nine games.
  • Andrei Svechnikov has recorded at least one point in nine of his last 10 appearances in night games.
  • Stefan Noesen has recorded two assists against the Avalanche this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Colorado Avalanche Player Prop Facts

  • Nathan MacKinnon has scored at least one goal in each of the Avalanche's last six Thursday games.
  • Cale Makar has recorded at least one point in each of the Avalanche's last eight games.
  • Ryan Johansen has recorded an assist in each of his last four appearances against the Hurricanes.
  • Nathan MacKinnon ranks T1st in the league for multi-point games (26) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 2nd in the league in power play percentage this season (28.22%).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank T4th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (83.23%).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 2nd in the league for goals per game this season (3.76).
  • The Colorado Avalanche rank 8th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (82.56%).

Colorado Avalanche vs Carolina Hurricanes prediction

The Carolina Hurricanes are a great team, and they're going to be favored more times than not at home. However, you're not going to get the Avs in the underdog role often, and the value of the plus money is hard to turn down. The Colorado Avalanche can beat anybody Nyerere at any time, and they've won each of the last 4 meetings against the Hurricanes. While the line is probably accurate, the value is going to be with the Avalanche and the plus money, so that's the direction I lean.

Randy’s Pick Colorado Avalanche +104

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