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Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 02/18/2022 Forecast, Analysis and Odds
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Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 02/18/2022 – The start of the second half of the season has been far from satisfying for both the Nashville Predators and the Carolina Hurricanes. The teams will face each other on Friday night with the Hurricanes playing as hosts to the Predators. Top betting sites for NHL predict Carolina is favored to win the game with a -159 match-winner price against +129 for Nashville. The puck will be dropped at 07:00 PM Eastern Time with live TV coverage on ESPN+ and streaming on NHL.TV.
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 02/18/2022
When: Friday, February 18, 7:00 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 02/18/2022 Betting Odds:
Nashville has dropped all of its three assignments since the All-Star break. The current slump has kept the Predators from making headway in their bid to secure an outright playoff berth. The team is currently fourth in the Central Division behind Colorado, Minnesota, and St. Louis. Scoring has been a problem for the team particularly in its last two games where they lost by three goals, respectively, while accounting for just three goals in total. But while it is starting to be a cause for concern, the Predators are not keen on pressing the panic button yet. The team knows they can recover from the skid but the redemption must begin immediately. They will be facing the team with the highest winning percentage in Metropolitan next. Nashville is bracing for a tough matchup, aware that Carolina is also aiming to recover from its own downturn.
Players to watch: R. Josi D (G 13, A 35, PTS 48), M. Duchene C (G 23, A 20, PTS 43), F. Forsberg LW (G 24, A 16, PTS 40).
The Hurricanes have been busy since their return from the break, but the results have been below their standards. Carolina has registered a 1-2-2 record to start the second half of the season that include back-to-back losses in its last two outings: a 3-2 defeat against Minnesota on Saturday and a 3-2 OT loss to Florida on Wednesday. Obviously, most of the finishes could have gone in favor of the Hurricanes, but late game execution has seemed to abandon the No. 2 team in the Metropolitan Division. Talking about the heartbreaking loss to the Panthers, coach Rod Brind’Amour said his team is “in (the) position to win the game, so we weren’t taking chances.” Despite this, the tactician still believes that his team can bounce back from the slide. “You learn from every loss, or every game you learn,” he said.
Players to watch: S. Aho C (G 21, A 28, PTS 49), A. Svechnikov RW (G 20, A 24, PTS 44), T. DeAngelo D (G 9, A 30, PTS 39).
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 13 of Nashville’s last 19 games.
Carolina are 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
Predators vs Hurricanes Betting Picks
After a series of close defeats, the Hurricanes will make sure to take home the W against the Predators on Friday. Carolina will serve Nashville’s fourth straight loss as the team justifies the NHL Odds. The quest for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division continues for the Hurricanes.
Score Prediction: Predators 2, Hurricanes 5.