Game of the Month NHL 10*
(NHL) Carolina vs. Arizona, 02/16/2024 9:00 PM, Score: 5 - 1
Point Spread: -1.50 | 127.00 Carolina (Away)
Result: Win
NHL Friday Carolina Hurricanes Puck Line -1.5 +125 @ Arizona Coyotes @ 9 ET - Great set up here. The Hurricanes have been waiting three days for this game and so they will be raring to go because that game Tuesday night was a tough 4-2 loss at Dallas. The Canes faced a hot Stars team that night but now they face a struggling Coyotes team. Not only is Carolina a PERFECT 5-0 L5 times when off a loss, all but 1 of the wins was by a multi-goal margin. The last 3 times the Canes were off a loss and facing a Non-Conference opponent all 3 resulted in a win by a multi-goal margin. Now the Hurricanes take on a Western Conference club that has lost 7 straight and so that 3-0 run is being put to the test as the Canes look to bounce back off a loss. Not only has Arizona lost 7 straight but note that each of their last 10 losses to Eastern Conference foes have ALL come by at least a 2-goal margin! The point is that strong odds support that any Carolina win here should be by a multi-goal margin. The last time the Coyotes suffered a loss by a 1-goal margin to a non-conference opponent was way back in mid-October! This Arizona club was completely outplayed on on home ice in their 3-1 loss to Minnesota Wednesday. The Coyotes have now scored just 2.3 goals per game last 7 games. Arizona has allowed 4.3 goals per game last 7 games. The Hurricanes, prior to the 4-2 loss at Dallas, had allowed just 1.7 goals per game last 6 games. Prior to their loss to the Stars their most recent non-conference game was a 5-2 win over Colorado! They also beat the Coyotes 3-1 already this season and they have won 3 straight at Arizona all by 2 or more goals and with an average margin of victory of 3 goals. Couple that with the above 3-0 angle and we are testing a pair of 3-0 / 100% factors here that support the Hurricanes winning this game by at least a 2-goal margin. Also, consider that Carolina is favored by -200 on the money line so odds are strong they win this and that then brings into play the fact that 10 straight Arizona non-conf losses have been by 2+ goals! Great value here. The Hurricanes enter this one angry! CAROLINA -1.5 +125