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NHL Betting Prediction: Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes 3/28/2024

Detroit Red Wings (36-29-6) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (45-20-7)

On Thursday at PNC Arena in a thrilling NHL regular season matchup, the Detroit Red Wings take on the Carolina Hurricanes for a key regular-season clash. As playoff season nears, both sides look to solidify their positions ahead of playoff contention; Red Wings looking to climb higher up in playoff standings while Hurricanes aim to be secure at the top of their division. This game serves both fans and bettors equally by offering intriguing NHL free betting picks against two highly-competitive teams.

The Red Wings from Detroit entered this game with mixed performance. Fact of the matter, their offense has been superb and they are very resilient. Under the leadership of Lucas Raymond and Alex DeBrincat, who have both been standouts, the team’s offensive line has played a critical role in sustaining the season and overcoming various obstacles. Rayman earned 60 points (24 goals and 36 assists), while DeBrincat managed 57 points and were great scorers. Nevertheless, their opponents in the second matchup, the defensive-minded Carolina group featuring goalkeeper Pyotr Kochetkov who has a .909 save percentage, are not going to make their job easier.

On the contrary, the Carolina Hurricanes have a top offensive game with last season’s Sebastian Aho’s 80-point season being just one example of this. Besides Aho, Seth Jarvis and Martin Necas, are a formidable forward group that teams have problems dealing with. The offensive tactics of the Hurricanes which involves quick transitions and smart power-play execution will be a test for the defensive setup of the Red Wings, particularly goalie Alex Lyon, who has been struggling in finding his groove from where the goals-against average stands at 3.04.


Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game Info

When: Thursday, March 28, 2024 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Alex Lyon vs. Goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov

Alex Lyon is likely to have his busiest game of the season against a prolific Hurricanes team. The save percentage of .905 and the record of 18-16-2 reflects that Lyon will be critical for the Red Wings to be competitive. His skill of enduring tight-situations and making crucial saves will be subjected to the Hurricanes’ striker force.

Contrastingly, Pyotr Kochetkov has been a reliable player for the Hurricanes having 19 wins in 35 games he played with a 2.46 goals average against. His consistency and reliable saves have been life-saving for the Carolina team, so to speak, allowing them to remain aggressive without fear. Kochetkov’s challenge facing Detroit’s top scorers will be the one to look for during this match.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

With the betting odds yet to be determined, this game presents an intriguing matchup for bettors. Given the recent form and team statistics, insights and recommendations will be provided once the odds are published.


Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends

The Red Wings have proved to never say die, winning 3 out of the last 5 games. The fact that they have covered the spread in road games (17-16) is one indicator that this is a team that can cover and possibly cause an upset. The OVER is often the outcome chosen because of the high-scoring nature of their games, which may influence the betting patterns for this matchup.


Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends

The Hurricanes, after a little drop in form (2-3 in their last 5 games), are nevertheless on firm grounds. Despite their shortcomings in the recent matches (1-4), they could raise doubts, yet their overall performance in the season and their capacity to bounce back should not be underestimated.


Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes 3/28/24 Betting Picks

This game is a scene for an intense and thrilling fight. It is possible that the Hurricanes with their effective offense and the reliability of their goaltending could use the inconstant defense of the Red Wings. Nevertheless, Detroit’s offensive players could pose a serious threat for Carolina’s defense and so we will see a more fighting showdown with this game than it looks like.

Taking into account both teams’ recent performance and trends, the prediction lands on a relatively balanced game where the Hurricanes, who are stronger at home and in offense, will be the winners. In such a game, both sides would score, yet the Carolina team would win the final. The Hurricanes’ balanced attack and defensive solidity make them the safer pick, while the total goals could lean towards the OVER, offering value for bettors looking for best live betting opportunities.


Free Pick and Prediction: Carolina Hurricanes 4, Detroit Red Wings 2

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