Hurricanes vs Golden Knights Prediction NHL Picks 2/17/24

Vegas Golden Knights (31-16-6) vs Carolina Hurricanes (31-17-5)

Game Info: Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 10:30 pm (T-Mobile Arena)

Betting Odds: Vegas Golden Knights -122 / Carolina Hurricanes -102 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Carolina Hurricanes will play the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday night at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Carolina has won three of their last four games, while Vegas has won two of their last three. Let’s take a look at the betting matchup and the Hurricanes vs Golden Knights prediction.

Hurricanes Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes are 31-17-5 this year after they defeated Arizona by a score of 5-1 in their last game. Carolina had their lead cut to 2-1 in the first period, but they scored the final three goals in the game for the win. The Hurricanes were out shot by a total of 31-30 and went 1-2 on the power play in the game. Carolina lost to Dallas by a score of 4-2 in the game prior to Arizona, but they did beat New Jersey and Colorado before that. The Hurricanes are scoring 3.31 goals per game and they are allowing 2.89 goals against per game, while going 27.5% on the power play and 84.3% on the penalty kill. Sebastian Aho has led Carolina with 19 goals, 38 assists, and 142 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Carolina is Spencer Martin, who is 4-8-1 this year with a 3.52 goals against average and a .889 save percentage.  

Golden Knights Preview

The Vegas Golden Knights are 31-16-6 this season after they lost to Minnesota by a score of 5-3 in their last game. Vegas led 1-0 early in the first period, but Minnesota scored four of the next five goals in the loss. The Golden Knights out shot Minnesota by a total of 30-29 and went 1-5 on the power play in the game. Vegas defeated Arizona by a score of 3-2 and Edmonton by a score of 3-1 in the two games prior to Minnesota. The Golden Knights are scoring 3.17 goals per game and they are allowing 2.74 goals against per game, while going 19.8% on the power play and 80.5% on the penalty kill. Mark Stone has led Vegas with 16 goals, 36 assists, and 113 shots on goal. The projected starting goalie for Vegas is Adin Hill, who is 14-3-2 this season with a 2.00 goals against average and a .933 save percentage. 

Vegas Golden Knights Team Facts

  • The Golden Knights have won each of their last seven games at T-Mobile Arena following a home loss.
  • The Golden Knights have covered the puck line in each of their last seven home games following a home loss.
  • The home team has won the second period in eight of the last nine games between the Hurricanes and Golden Knights.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 3' market has hit in 19 of the Golden Knights' last 20 home games against Metropolitan Division opponents.

Carolina Hurricanes Team Facts

  • The Hurricanes have won 12 of their last 20 games as underdogs on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The Hurricanes have failed to cover the puck line in four of their last five games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • The favorites have won the third period in three of the Hurricanes' last four games.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in five of the Hurricanes' last six games following a road win.

Vegas Golden Knights Player Prop Facts

  • Mark Stone has recorded at least one point in each of the Golden Knights' last 11 games at T-Mobile Arena against opponents who are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Jack Eichel has scored at least one goal in five of his last six home appearances against Metropolitan Division opponents.
  • Chandler Stephenson has recorded at least one assist in each of the Golden Knights' last five home games against opponents who are playing on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Jack Eichel has scored the first goal in four of his last five appearances at T-Mobile Arena.
  • Jonathan Marchessault ranks T1st in the Pacific Division for shootout goals (3) this season.

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Jordan Martinook has scored a goal in each of the Hurricanes' last three games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Brent Burns has recorded a point in each of the Hurricanes' last five games against Pacific Division opponents.
  • Jack Drury has recorded an assist in four of the Hurricanes' last five games on the second leg of a back-to-back.
  • Michael Bunting recorded an equal-career-high two power play points in his last game against the Golden Knights.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank 4th in the league for Period 2 goals allowed per game this season (0.81).
  • The Vegas Golden Knights rank 6th in the league in save percentage this season (.911).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 3rd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (84.71%).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 1st in the league for shots against per game this season (25.2).

Hurricanes vs Golden Knights Betting Prediction

These two teams come into this matchup as two of the better teams in the NHL, but Carolina will be on a back to back here. The Hurricanes absolutely dominated the Coyotes on Friday night and they have been solid on the road. Vegas lost their last game at home to Minnesota, but they are 19-6-2 at home this season. Carolina is a very good team, but I think playing on a back to back on the road against this Vegas team is too much. Take the Golden Knights. 

David’s Pick Golden Knights ML

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