Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes 01/10/2020 Odds, NHL Previews and Picks
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Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes 01/10/2020 – The Carolina Hurricanes are clinging onto a slight grip at the playoff picture and they are looking to further boost their chances for the postseason when they host the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. The team’s confidence is off the charts coming into this game after they defeated the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday via a grind out 5-4 finish.
Coach Rod Brind’Amour was far from satisfied despite the win, calling the escape act as being “sloppy” win. As such, the tactician will expect more effort from his boys as they try to stave off the Coyotes bouncing back from their lopsided defeat against Tampa Bay on Thursday.
The NHL Vegas Odds project a fierce competition between the teams for this match which could even go down to the wire.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes 01/10/2020
When: Friday, January 10, 7:30 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
TV: FS Arizona Plus
Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes 01/10/2020 Betting Odds:
Lucas Wallmark is having a personal surge over the last couple of games for Carolina Hurricanes. He has amassed five of his nine goals and five of his 11 assists over the last 10 games – this after needing 33 matches to collect his first 10 points of the season. Warren Foegle could play the X-factor real in this game. He scored his ninth goal of the season in Tuesday’s win which puts him to just a goal away from matching his output from his rookie season in 2018-2019.
Players to watch: Andrei Svechnikov (GP 43, G 18, A 23, PTS 41), Sebastian Aho (GP 43, G 23, A 16, PTS 39), Dougie Hamilton (GP 43, G 14, A 25, PTS 39).
The Coyotes will be needing Phil Kessel to regain his composure following a dismal outing last timeout. Kessel’s scoring prowess is being negated by his inefficiency on ice as he holds a team-worst rating of minus-18 this season.
A breakout game will be anticipated from club points leader Nick Schmaltz. After going empty in his previous two outings, Schmaltz is expected to go aggressive in this game in another attempt to tow the team to a needed victory.
Players to watch: Clayton Keller (GP 46, G 12, A 20, PTS 32), Carl Soderberg (GP 46, G 13, A 13, PTS 26), Nick Schmaltz (GP 46, G 7, A 28, PTS 35).
Carolina Hurricanes vs Arizona Coyotes Betting Predictions
Hurricanes are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Pacific.
Coyotes are 4-1 in their last 5 overall.
Hurricanes vs Coyotes Betting Picks
The Hurricanes will need to exert a lot of effort in this game but it will certainly yield a victory as they are going to outlast the Coyotes in this ice battle. A Playoff spot is within reach for Carolina as they will create enough separation to keep the trailing squads in the Metropolitan at bay.
Score Prediction: Carolina Hurricanes 3, Arizona Coyotes 2.