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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes 03/04/2022 Hockey Forecast, Analysis and Top Odds

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes 03-04-2022 Hockey Forecast Analysis and Top Odds

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes 03/04/2022 – Two dominating teams from the Metropolitan Conference play will square off in an exciting battle from PNC Arena, Raleigh in North Carolina, Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Penguins will take on the Carolina Hurricanes in this important NHL matchup. The Hurricanes remain at the top of the table while the Penguins are just one step below at the second spot. Carolina will come into this game riding a two-game losing streak and the Penguins are riding a three-game winning streak. The NHL betting picks are up and running as these top teams clash in an important game.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes 03/04/2022

When: Friday, March 4, 7:00 PM ET

Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes 03/04/2022 Betting Odds:

TeamPUCKLINETOTALML
Pittsburgh Penguins +1.5 (-222)6 o (-112)+188
Carolina Hurricanes -1.5 (+176)6 u (-102)+115
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Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins are holding a 34-14-8 record on the season and are riding a three-game winning streak. Pittsburgh defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning with a shocking 5-1 final score. The Penguins opened up on their offense and restricted the Lighting from scoring a second goal. Offensively, they are averaging at 3.2 goals per game. The leader in assists is Kris Letang with 42. Jake Guentzel is the leader in scoring with 53 points and 25 goals.

Players to watch: J. Guentzel LW (G 25, A 28, PTS 53), S. Crosby C (G 16, A 34, PTS 50), K. Letang D (G 6, A 42, PTS 48).

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes are coming off a 4-0 loss against the Washington Capitals in their last game. Antti Raanta was unable to protect the net after giving up four and holding a save percentage of .902.  Carolina is holding a solid 37-12-5 record on the season and is three games ahead of the Penguins despite dropping their last two games. The Hurricanes have a powerful offense that is averaging at 3.47 goals per game.

Players to watch: S. Aho C (G 24, A 32, PTS 56), A. Svechnikov RW (G 22, A 28, PTS 50), T. Teravainen LW (G 15, A 29, PTS 44).

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions

Trends

Penguins

Pittsburgh are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games.
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Carolina.
Penguins are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina.
Pittsburgh is 13-7 SU in their last 20 games this season.

Hurricanes

Carolina is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Carolina’s last 12 games against Pittsburgh.
Carolina is 8-1 SU in their last 9 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh.
Carolina is 13-7 SU in their last 20 games this season.

Penguins vs Hurricanes Betting Picks

The Penguins are going to be a tough opponent for the Hurricanes, but the NHL betting picks and lines are slanting towards the Hurricanes to win and cover the spread. Carolina has a better offensive unit and a well-balanced defensive unit.

Score Prediction: Hurricanes 4, Penguins 2.