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The Anaheim Ducks and Carolina Hurricanes meet Sunday in NHL action at the PNC Arena. The Anaheim Ducks need a win after losing seven of their last nine games. The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after splitting their last eight games.
The Anaheim Ducks are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 21.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Troy Terry leads Anaheim with 31 goals, Trevor Zegras has 33 assists and Kevin Shattenkirk has 146 shots on goal. Defensively, the Anaheim Ducks are allowing 3.2 goals per game and are killing 80.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. John Gibson has given up 153 goals on 1,587 shots faced, and Anthony Stolarz has allowed 53 goals on 66.3 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 33 goals, Teuvo Teravainen has 39 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 225 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 88 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Frederick Anderson has allowed 100 goals on 1,343 shots faced, and Antti Raanta has allowed 50 goals on 584 goals.
The Ducks are 1-6 in their last 7 road games and 18-37 in their last 55 overall. The Hurricanes are 38-17 in their last 55 home games and 21-7 in their last 28 vs. Pacific. The under is 4-1-2 in Ducks last 7 overall. The under is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 overall. The Ducks are 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Carolina and 11-3 in the last 14 meetings.
The Anaheim Ducks continue to have issues on the road and stringing wins together overall, and I doubt things are going to change with them on the end of a back to back. The Carolina Hurricanes have the rest advantage, and they’ve been tough to bet against at home all season long. Yes, the Ducks have had success against the Canes over the years, but these are different teams this time around and the schedule spot does Anaheim no favors. Give me the Canes and the PL for max betting value.