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Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks 04/01/2021 Hockey Previews, Spread and Game Analysis
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Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks 04/01/2021 – The Chicago Blackhawks were able to protect home ice against the erstwhile surging Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday, 2-1. But the hosts were far from satisfied with their performance. Both teams meet again inside the United Center on Thursday as the Blackhawks aim to barge into the playoff picture with a second straight win against Rod Brind’Amour and his troops. The visitors will look to get back on track after the loss dragged them down to third place in the Central Division. Based on the latest update on the NHL Bettings Lines, a bounce-back win for the Hurricanes is highly probable as the team is offered at -162 as favorites on the road. The match begins at 08:00 PM Eastern Time to be shown live on NHL.TV and NBCSN.
Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks 04/01/2021
When: Thursday, April 1, 8:00 PM ET
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks 04/01/2021 Betting Odds:
The Carolina Hurricanes caught a bad break last time out, allowing the Blackhawks to escape with a 2-1 win. The loss snapped a previous three-game winning streak that also surrendered their hold of the top spot in the division. Brind’Amour could not hide his frustration with how his players showed up on Tuesday. It was a winnable game, to say the least, but the Hurricanes allowed their in-game lapses to prevail over them. The 50-year-old Brind’Amour will not allow the same mistakes to happen again on Thursday as they continue to target supremacy in the Central with few more games left before the postseason. The team just trails both the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers by just a precarious point in the race but they obviously have the leverage in the win ratio at 72.1%, which is the best in the NHL.
Players to watch: S. Aho RW (G 15 A 18 PTS 33), M. Necas C (G 9 A 19 PTS 28), D. Hamilton D (G 3 A 24 PTS 27).
Although the Blackhawks are dissatisfied, a win is still a win, and the team would not take it for granted, especially that they are in the middle of a critical chase for a ticket to the playoffs. The rather negative feeling despite the win perhaps is brought by the awareness that it would be impossible for them to win two straight against the Hurricanes if they play the same type of game on Thursday. In substance, it’s a good thing for Chicago it gives them an added motivation to elevate their play and prove that Tuesday’s win was no fluke. The Blackhawks are currently tied with the Nashville Predators with 39 points each on the ladder. They still have 19 games left to play in the regular season and they recognize that competition will get tougher in each game heading to the next round. Talent and skill set would be advantageous, but more than that, the Blackhawks are banking on their mental toughness to deliver them the desired results.
Players to watch: P. Kane RW (G 13 A 35 PTS 48), A. DeBrincat LW (G 18 A 17 PTS 35), D. Kubalik LW (G 11 A 15 PTS 26).
Carolina Hurricanes vs Chicago Blackhawks Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
Hurricanes vs Blackhawks Betting Picks
The Blackhawks caught the Hurricanes on the wrong foot on Tuesday; it won’t happen again on Thursday. Back the visitors up in the top sportsbooks betting markets for this game. Chicago’s worry will come into fruition as Carolina is set to pull off a bounce-back inside the United Center. The stakes are higher this time with both teams eager to chase their respective targets with the regular season approaching its twilight zone. But with the Hurricanes locked in for the second game of the short series, they will be impossible to stop.
Score Prediction: Hurricanes 4, Blackhawks 2.