The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Prudential Centre in Newark on Sunday to take on the New Jersey Devils in a top-of-the-table showdown.
The Hurricanes sit atop the Metropolitan Division, with the Devils right behind them in second. These two teams have played three times this year, and the Hurricanes lead the series 2-1. Can the Devils tie it up, or will the Hurricanes pad their lead in the standings?
Hurricanes vs. Devils Match Details
Fixture: Carolina Hurricanes @ New Jersey Devils
Date and Time: March 12, 2023, 7:00 p.m. EST
Location: Prudential Arena in Newark, New Jersey
Hurricanes vs. Devils Betting Odds
The Hurricanes are 43-18-8 on the year, averaging 3.32 goals per game. Carolina’s defense is allowing 2.51 goals per game. The Hurricanes are coming off a 4-0 loss to Las Vegas and are 7-1 in their last eight games. Sebastian Aho leads the team in goals with 27, Brent Burns is the leader in assists with 39, and Martin Secas leads the team in points with 60. Carolina’s offense ranks second in the NHL, and their defense ranks eighth.
New Jersey is 43-16-6 on the year averaging 3.53 goals per game while giving up 2.75 goals to the opposition. The Devils are coming off a 3-1 victory over the Canadiens yesterday and are 6-2 in their last eight games. Jack Hughes is the scoring leader on this team, with 36 goals and 76 points. Dougie Hamilton leads the team in assists with 40. New Jersey’s offense is ranked second in the NHL, while defensively, they rank fourth.
This game could be a defensive struggle, with both teams ranked in the top 5. I think Carolina is the better team here, and I see them proving that tonight against a solid New Jersey team. Sebastian Aho is a game-changer, and he will have a good time against the Devils to boost the Hurricanes to a win. Give me Carolina outright.
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