Hurricanes vs Coyotes Prediction NHL Picks 2/16/24

Arizona Coyotes (23-25-4) vs Carolina Hurricanes (30-17-5)

Game Info: Friday, February 16, 2024 at 9:00 pm (Mullett Arena)

Betting Odds: Arizona Coyotes +145 / Carolina Hurricanes -182 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Arizona Coyotes face off on Friday in an NHL showdown at Mullett Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Hurricanes vs Coyotes prediction.

Can Hurricanes Defense Bounce Back?

The Hurricanes in the last game faced off against the Dallas Stars, and the offense only scored two goals on the way to the two-goal defeat. Jordan Martinook finished with two assists, but it wasn’t enough. The Hurricanes are averaging 3.31 goals, while their defense is giving up 2.88 goals per game. The offense is ranked 11th in the league, while the defense is ranked 12th. Sebastian Aho has scored 19 goals and added 38 assists so far this season. In this game, the defense can’t give up a couple of early goals. 

Coyotes Have Lost Seven Straight

The Coyotes are really struggling heading into this game, and they have lost seven straight games. In the last game against the Minnesota Wild, the offense only scored a goal and that led to the two goal defeat. The Coyotes are averaging 2.9 goals, while their defense is giving up 3.13 goals per game. The offense is ranked 23rd in the league, while the defense is ranked 18th. Clayton Keller is having a strong season, scoring 21 goals and adding 28 assists so far this season. 

Arizona Coyotes Player Prop Facts

  • Nick Schmaltz has scored at least one goal in three of his last four home appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Jason Zucker has recorded at least one point in nine of his last 10 home appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Jason Zucker has recorded an assist in five of his last six appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Nick Bjugstad ranks T2nd in the Central Division for shootout goals (2) this season.

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Martin Necas has scored at least one goal in five of his last six appearances with the Hurricanes as favorites against Central Division opponents.
  • Seth Jarvis has recorded at least one point in seven of the Hurricanes' last eight games.
  • Seth Jarvis has recorded at least one assist in four of the Hurricanes' last five games against the Coyotes.
  • Seth Jarvis has recorded two assists against the Coyotes this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Arizona Coyotes rank 30th in the league for shots per game this season (26.6).
  • The Arizona Coyotes rank 3rd in the league in penalty minutes this season (641).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 2nd in the league in power play percentage this season (27.49%).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 4th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (84.34%).

Hurricanes vs Coyotes Betting Prediction

The Coyotes have lost seven straight games, and it’s not going to get any easier in this game. The Hurricanes are averaging only 2.9 goals per game, and in the last game their offense only scored a goal. The Coyotes are going to struggle to get more than a goal in this game. The Hurricanes are going to score at least three goals here, and that will be enough for them to get the job done. Back the Hurricanes on the puck line.

Shane’s Pick Hurricanes -1.5

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