Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes 2-24-23 NHL Prediction, Odds and Best Bets

Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes 2/24/23 – The Carolina Hurricanes (1st place in Metropolitan Division) have won 13 of their 15 games. They are currently on a four-game winning streak. On Saturday, they will host the Ottawa Senators (7th in Atlantic), who have lost two matches in the past three. NHL betting odds were favorable for the Carolina Hurricanes to win this game.

Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes

Date & Time: Friday, February 24, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: PNC Arena

Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Odds


Moneyline: +220

Puckline: +1.5 (-110)

Total: 6.5 over (+100)


Moneyline: -278

Puckline: -1.5 (-110)

Total: 6.5 under (-120)

Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes Analysis

The Ottawa Senators‘ four-game point streak (3-0-1) ended (27-25-4). They started their newest three date road trip with their second setback in three fixtures (1-1-1), following Monday’s 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins at TD Garden. Claude Giroux (23 goals and 53 points this season) scored the Senators only goal. The Senators tied the game at 1-1 in 30 seconds before the hosts added a marker in each period. This was Ottawa’s second regulation defeat in 10 of its previous matchups (7-2-1) and the first in four road outings (3-1-0). Kevin Mandolese, goalie for the Hurricanes (1-1-0 season with a 2.45 GAA and 0.938 save percentage, stopped 29 shots Monday but will likely be replaced by Cam Talbot before Friday’s trip in Carolina. Talbot 12-13-1 overall with a 2.90 GAA, a 0.905 save percentage)was activated via IR on Tuesday. He has a 6-2-0 record against the Hurricanes, with a 2.06 GAA (0.932 save%) and a 0.932 average.  While the Senators are currently scoring the 12th fewest goals per game (3.04), they also give up the 13th most defensive goals (3.20). They rank 4th in power play (25.7%), and 7th in penalty killing (81.8%).

After a 4-1 win against the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, the Carolina Hurricanes‘ current winning streak (38-10-8) was extended to four games. Andrei Svechnikov 21 marks, 49 points this season ended a 19 game goal drought with two snipes within the first frame. Sebastian Aho with 50 points made it 3-1, scoring his team-leading 25th strike in the middle period. Seth Jarvis with 12 goals and 30 points, who received the primary assist for both Svechnikov scores, lit the lamp in third. He recorded his second three-point game in three appearances. Carolina’s record improved to 13-1-1 in its 15 previous fixtures. Frederik Andersen, goalie, stopped 35 shots on Tuesday. He is now 14-4-0 in the season with a 2.43 GAA and 0.908 save percentage. With a 3.28 GAA, and a 0.890 Save percentage, he has a record of 9-6-4 against the Ottawa Senators. While the Hurricanes are scoring the 9th most goals per game (3.38), they also concede the 4th least defensive goals (2.61). With a 20.0% success rate, they are 23rd in power-play and 5th in penalty kill with an efficiency of 82.0%.

Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes Against the Spread

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Ottawa’s last 7 games. Ottawa are 7-3 SU in their last 10 games. Ottawa are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games against Carolina. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina. Ottawa are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference conference.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games. Carolina are 11-1 SU in their last 12 games. The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Carolina’s last 14 games against Ottawa. Carolina are 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 6 games when playing at home against Ottawa.

Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes Free Pick

The Senators are playing very well these days. However,  It is difficult to ignore the Hurricanes’ current form. They are more powerful than Senators. Take the NHL best pick today, which is the Carolina Hurricanes with one of the best records in the NHL.

Free Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5 (-110)