Hurricanes vs Senators Prediction NHL Picks 3/17/24

Ottawa Senators (28-33-4) vs Carolina Hurricanes (40-20-6)

Game Info: Sunday, March 17, 2024 at 6:00 pm (Canadian Tire Centre)

Betting Odds: Ottawa Senators +150 / Carolina Hurricanes -189 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Carolina Hurricanes and the Ottawa Senators meet Sunday in NHL action from Canadian Tire Center. We will look at this from a betting perspective and determine the best bets for this game. Here’s a Carolina Hurricanes vs. Ottawa Senators prediction.

Carolina Hurricanes Team Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes come into this one looking to build on a 5-4 win over Toronto in OT on Saturday. Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in scoring with 71 points including 27 goals and 44 assists while Seth Jarvis has 52 points split between 22 goals and 30 assists. Martin Necas has 46 points and Teuvo Teravainen has 47 points, with Teravainen and Necas logging 21 goals apiece. In goal, Frederik Andersen has gone 6-1 with a 2.50 GAA and an .872 save percentage while Antti Raanta is 12-7-2 with a 2.99 GAA and an .872 save percentage and Pyotr Kochetkov is 18-12-3 with a 2.35 GAA and a .911 save percentage.

Carolina Hurricanes Team Facts

  • The Hurricanes have won 11 of their last 12 games against Atlantic Division opponents.
  • The Hurricanes have failed to cover the puck line in each of their last four games following an overtime win.
  • The 'Over 2.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in three of the Hurricanes' last four games following a shootout win.
  • The Hurricanes have won the second period in each of their last six games following a road win.

Ottawa Senators Team Preview

The Ottawa Senators come into this game looking to build on a three-game win streak after a 4-3 OT win over the Islanders last time out. Tim Stutzle leads Ottawa in scoring with 63 points including a team-high 47 assists along with 16 goals. Claude Giroux has 55 points with 19 goals and 36 assists while Brady Tkachuk has 55 points with a team-high 30 goals. Drake Batherson has 50 points with 23 goals and 27 assists. Joonas Korpisalo has gone 15-20-4 with a 3.32 GAA and an .890 save percentage in goal for Ottawa while Anton Forsberg is 12-10 with a 3.21 GAA and an .891 save percentage in goal for the Senators. The Sens will face the Bruins and Blues after this game.

Ottawa Senators Team Facts

  • The Senators have won each of their last seven games as underdogs after coming off overtime.
  • The Senators have covered the puck line in each of their last seven games as underdogs after coming off overtime.
  • The 'Over 1.5 Goals Period 1' market has hit in each of the Senators' last eight home games against opponents on a winning streak.
  • The Senators have lost the first period in each of their last four games after coming off overtime.

Hurricanes vs. Senators Prediction

I’m on the Hurricanes here. Plus money with the Sens is tempting considering the Senators play their best hockey by far at home, but I’m still concerned about Ottawa’s goaltending. Carolina may be on the back-to-back after an emotional win, but I feel the Hurricanes have the talent edge across the board here, and even on the road I think Carolina finds a way to get the job in this one. Give me Carolina.

Chris’s Pick Carolina -189

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