Pittsburgh Penguins at Carolina Hurricanes
NHL Hockey: Tuesday March 19, 2019, 7:00 PM (PNC Arena)
Moneyline: Carolina Hurricanes -130 / Pittsburgh Penguins +120
Free ESPN NHL Pick Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes
The Hurricanes host the Penguins for tonight’s NHL encounter.
The Penguins come into the game after a weird couple of weeks. When they have won they have won big and when the lost they lost big as well. From their past seven games the team has managed to win four encounters. However they enter this contest on the back of two successive losses coming against the Blues and the Flyers. Their latest loss came against the Flyers who beat them 2-1 on the road. The Penguins sit third in the Metropolitan division with 88pts and are flanked by the their opponents the Hurricanes who sit fourth with 85pts. If the Penguins are to maintain their spot on the table the need to hold the Hurricanes back here today. A win will also let them pass the Capitals and Islanders who both sit first with 91pts, Pittsburgh is 5-2 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record and 11-5 in their last 16 division games while the under is 7-1-1 in their last 9 games overall.
The Hurricanes enter the contest having won three of their last five games. However unlike the Penguins the come into the game on a winning streak. Their latest victory came against the Sabres whom they beat 4-2 at home.The Hurricanes sit fourth in the Metropolitan division just 3pts behind their opponents the Penguins. A win here would help the Hurricanes power past the Penguins and have a shot at the top spot that is tied between the Capitals and the Islanders. Carolina is 14-5 in their last 19 games overall and 11-4 in their last 15 home games while the over is 4-1 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record.
NHL Trends by Cover The Spread 365
Pittsburgh is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Carolina
Pittsburgh is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 8 games when playing Carolina
Carolina is 17-7 ATS in its last 24 games
Carolina is 14-5 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina’s last 9 games
Carolina is 7-2 ATS in its last 9 games at home
Carolina is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games at home
Free EPSN NHL Pick Carolina Hurricane vs Pittsburgh Penguins
The Hurricanes playing at home lately have been a good bet. This match is too important for the Hurricanes as a win here is certain to boost their playoff chances. Additionally they also have the momentum coming in from last game. However what they do not have in their favor are the stats. The away team has a 4-1 record against them at home, Add to that the overall dominance of the Penguins over the Hurricanes over the last few seasons both at home and on the road, and what you get is a clear picture of the Penguins winning. Expect the Penguins to take this one.
Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins +120