Avalanche vs. Hurricanes Friday Prediction
With the total sitting at 6 goals for tonight’s Avalanche and Hurricanes matchup in Carolina, is the under a safe play for bettors given how previous games between these two teams have unfolded?
057 Colorado Avalanche (+100) at 058 Carolina Hurricanes (-115); o/u 6
7:00 p.m. ET, Friday, February 28, 2020
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Public Betting Information
Our NHL Public Betting Information page shows that 60% of the betting tickets wagered at online sportsbooks are on the Avalanche to win on the money line.
Colorado Avalanche Fantasy Spin
Pavel Francouz allowed two goals on 33 shots in Wednesday’s 3-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres. Francouz celebrated his contract extension on Friday with a shutout victory and he continues to play solid in goal for the Avalanche. The 29-year-old goaltender has now won four straight games, improving his record to 17-5-3 with a 2.26 goals-against-average and a .927 save percentage. He’s a must start while Philipp Grubauer remains sidelined due to a lower-body issue.
Carolina Hurricanes Fantasy Spin
Petr Mrazek's upper-body injury is a concussion, but the Hurricanes are optimistic about how his recovery is going. "He's symptom-free right now. He's got more of a neck injury from getting hit like he did. He hasn't had a headache," Hurricanes GM Don Waddell said. "But, you go through the protocol and let time elapse. You don't know. It might linger around for five or ten days, but we don't think it's long. He's got no history of it." Mrazek sustained the injury when Kyle Clifford collided into him during Saturday's game. He has a 20-16-2 record, 2.71 GAA, and .904 save percentage in 39 contests this season.
The Avalanche are 4-0 in their last four games overall and 6-0 in their last six games on the road. That said, Colorado is just 2-7 in its last nine road games versus Carolina.
The home team is 13-5 in the last 18 meetings between these two teams while the Hurricanes are 32-13 in their last 45 games versus Western Conference opponents.
The under is a near-perfect 7-0-1 in the last eight meetings between these two teams in Carolina and has cashed in four straight meetings between these two teams overall. The under is also 10-1 in the Avalanche’s last 11 games overall, is 7-1 in their last eight games playing on one day of rest and is a perfect 8-0 in their last eight games coming off a win. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Hurricanes’ last six games versus Central Division opponents and is 5-2 in their last seven games after scoring two goals or less in their previous contest.
Friday NHL Prediction: Avalanche/Hurricanes UNDER 6