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Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03/08/2020 Picks, Betting Odds and Predictions

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Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03-08-2020 Picks Betting Odds and Predictions

Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03/08/2020 –The Carolina Hurricanes will play their second straight game on the road in two days when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins, who likewise will be playing on the second night of a back-to-back hosting another Metropolitan rival, on Sunday afternoon inside the PPG Paints Arena. The Hurricanes nipped the Islanders in New York on Saturday, 3-2, while the Penguins fell into a deep hole in front of their home crowd as the Washington Capitals mangled them, 5-2. Pittsburgh is less likely to lose at home in two straight nights according to the updated NHL Betting Odds which have them favored at -155. The visiting Hurricanes, on the other hand, are offered at +135 to win. 

Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03/08/2020

When: Sunday, March 08, 1:30 PM ET

Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh

Stream: SofaScore

Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins 03/08/2020 Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Carolina Hurricanes +1.5 (-200) 6 o (-105) +135
Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 (+170) 6 u  (-115) -155
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Carolina Hurricanes

Losing two prized netminders has definitely hurt the cause of Carolina Hurricanes as they had suffered four-straight losses entering Saturday’s tilt in New York. Sensing the need to step up, Anton Forsberg shifted to a higher gear and made 24 saves to help Carolina snap the losing skid. Vincent Trocheck, meanwhile, hit the biggest shot of the night as his goal in overtime ended up being the difference in the match. Justin Williams has been the steadiest piece for the squad, scoring in three straight games as the Hurricanes moved to within two points from the final wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. 

Players to watch:  Sebastian Aho (GP 66, G 36, A 27, PTS 63), Teuvo Teravainen (GP 66, G 15, A 46, PTS 61), Andrei Svechnikov (GP 66, G 24, A 36, PTS 60)

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins failed to sustain their blitz as they were routed by the Capitals on Saturday at home to keep them on the trail in the Metropolitan  Division race. Sunday’s joust against Carolina will mark the first of their four meetings in the next three weeks. Pittsburgh has lost seven of their last 10 games but split their last four assignments at home. Evgeni Malkin has reached the 70-point mark which is still a club best while Sidney Crosby sits on a three-game point streak to bring his season totals to 47 points on 16 goals and 31 assists in 39 games. 

Players to watch: Evgeni Malkin (GP 53, G 22, A 48, PTS 70), Sidney Crosby (GP 39, G 16, A 31, PTS 47), Bryan Rust (GP 53, G 27, A 27, PTS 54).

Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions

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Hurricanes

Hurricanes are 6-2 in their last 8 in the third game of a 3-in-4 situation.
Carolina is 14-5 in their last 19 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
Hurricanes are 0-4 in their last 4 games following a win.
Under is 4-0 in Hurricanes last 4 in the third game of a 3-in-4 days situation.
Under is 4-0 in Carolina’s last 4 vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.

Penguins

Penguins are 7-2 in their last 9 games following a loss of 3 or more goals.
Pittsburgh is 137-63 in their last 200 games as a home favorite.
Penguins are 144-67 in their last 211 home games.
Over is 4-0 in Penguins last 4 following a loss of 3 or more goals.
Over is 4-0-1 in Pittsburgh’s last 5 games as a home favorite.
Under is 11-3-2 in Penguins last 16 following a home loss of 3 or more goals.

Hurricanes vs Penguins Betting Picks

Penguins fans will not go empty-handed for a second straight night as the home team is pegged to rebound from last night’s lopsided setback. Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby will hold their fort against the gallant stand of the Hurricanes and tow the Penguins back on the victory track.

Score Prediction: Hurricanes 3, Penguins 4.