Planning on watching today's Hurricanes and Wild game? Catch the action at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, MN, as the Wild hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ESPN+. The Hurricanes come into this non-conference matchup favored by -1.5 goals. The over/under line currently sits at 6 goals.

CAROLINA HURRICANES VS MINNESOTA WILD BETTING PICK

The Pick: Minnesota Wild +1.5

This game will be played at Xcel Energy Center at 8:00 ET on Tuesday, February 27th.

WHY BET THE MINNESOTA WILD:

  • Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Hurricanes picking up a 4-3 win.
  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Wild (+1.5)

Will Carolina Win on the Road?

Carolina comes into this game with a record of 34-19-6, which has them in 5th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, they are in 2nd place. On the road, the Hurricanes have gone 15-12-2 this season.

Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 6-4, and they have lost their last two games. As the favorite this season, the Hurricanes have gone 31-15-6.

Carolina comes in with a puck line record of 23-35 on the year, including going 4-6 against the puck line in their last 10 games. So far, the team has 21 wins by multiple goals compared to just 13 wins by one goal.

On the road, the Hurricanes are 11-17 against the puck line this year, and their average scoring differential away from home is +.4 goals per game. In their last 10 road games, Carolina has a puck line record of 6-4.

This season, Carolina's games are averaging 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line is 6.2. The Hurricanes currently have an over/under record of 25-32-1.

Across their last three road contests, Carolina has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 2-1. Their overall mark in these games was 2-1, while averaging 3 goals per game.

On offense, the Hurricanes are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 11th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 4th in the league. Coming into the game, the Hurricanes have a 23-15 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 10-1.

Carolina's leading goal scorer is Sebastian Aho. So far this season, he has 22 goals, placing him 41st in the NHL. Aho also comes into the game with 39 assists.

Defensively, the Wild are currently 17th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.3 shots per game against Minnesota. They also are 20th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Entering the game, goalie Pyotr Kochetkov has started 28 games this season. His current record stands at 15-10, and his save percentage is 0.65%.

Does Minnesota Have a Shot at a Home Win?

At home this season, the Wild have gone 14-11-4, and they have won two straight games as the underdog. In the Central Division, Minnesota is in 6th place with a record of 5-9, and they are 10th in the Western Conference with 62 points. Over their last ten games, the Wild have gone 7-3.

Overall, the Wild are 28-24-6 this season, and they have been the underdog in 33 of their 58 games. When not favored, Minnesota has gone 12-18-3. Against other Western Conference teams, the Wild have gone 14-14.

Minnesota enters the game with a puck line record of 31-27 and has gone 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far, the Wild have had 19 wins by multiple goals and have gone 21-12 against the puck line as the underdog.

When playing at home, the Wild have gone 14-15 against the puck line this season and have a scoring margin of -0.2 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, Minnesota has gone just 5-5 against the puck line.

The average goal total for Minnesota's games is sitting at 6.5. The average over/under line for the season is 6.2. The Wild come in with an over/under record of 28-26-4.

In their last three road games, Carolina has averaged 3 goals per game while allowing 1. The team's record in this stretch was 2-1 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.

Offensively, the Wild come into the game at 3.2 goals per contest placing 14th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 20th position in the league. So far this year, the Wild are 15-10 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 13-14 in games with fewer shots on goal.

The leading scorer for Minnesota's offense is Joel Eriksson Ek. Coming into the game he has 28 goals, ranking 20th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 26 assists so far.

Defensively, the Wild come into the season ranked 17th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.3 shots per game against Minnesota. For the season, they are ranked 20th in shutouts, coming in with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Filip Gustavsson comes into the game having made 33 starts this season. So far, his record is 16-13 and he has a save percentage of 0.804%.