Hurricanes vs. Devils Free Pick
(The Spread) – Can the Devils make it three in a row tonight when they host the Hurricanes?
CAROLINA: The Hurricanes recent three-game home stand didn’t exactly go as well as they would have hoped. After beating the Lightning 4-2 last Tuesday, they lost 5-1 to the Capitals on November 4 and 5-2 to the Stars on November 6. Its latest loss dropped Carolina to 5-6-2-1 on the year, which puts the Canes fourth in the Southeast standings. Jeff Skinner leads the team with 14 points while Cam Ward has a team-high 5 wins and a GAA of 2.85.
NEW JERSEY: Following a three-game losing streak the Devils have won two in a row. They defeated the Flyers 4-3 in a shootout on November 3 and followed up that win with a 3-2 victory in overtime against Winnipeg on November 5. Its latest win improved New Jersey’s record to 6-5-0-1 on the year as the Devils sit in fourth place in the Atlantic. Patrik Elias leads the team with 11 points while Johan Hedberg has 5 wins and a 2.34 GAA.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the host Devils as –120 money line favorites over the Hurricanes, who are +111 on the ML. New Jersey enters the game with a 3-2-1 home record while Carolina is 2-3-2 on the road this season. The over/under total for this contest is currently sitting at 5.5 goals.
FREE PICK: Take New Jersey. According to latest NHL trends, the Hurricanes are 0-4 in their last four games against the Devils and 0-5 in their last five trips to New Jersey. The home team is also 4-1 in the last five meetings and the favorite is 4-1 during that same span. The Devils have gotten on a roll lately while the Canes have been largely inconsistent during the new year.
TUESDAY NHL FREE PICK: NEW JERSEY DEVILS –120Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!