The Hurricanes and Penguins are set to face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Penguins will host the game at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA. In this division matchup, the Hurricanes are favored by -1.5 against the Penguins. The over/under for the game is 6 goals.

CAROLINA HURRICANES VS PITTSBURGH PENGUINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pittsburgh Penguins +1.5

This game will be played at PPG Paints Arena at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, March 26th.

WHY BET THE PITTSBURGH PENGUINS:

  • 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 Penguins (+1.5)

Can Carolina Pull Off a Road Win?

With a record of 45-20-7, the Hurricanes are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. In their last ten games, Carolina has gone 8-2, and they have won four of their last five games.

On the road this season, the Hurricanes have a record of 21-11-3, and they have been favored in 65 of their 72 games. As the favorite, Carolina is 42-16-7 this year.

On the season, Carolina has a puck line record of 30-42 and their average scoring margin sits at +.7 goals per game. So far, the Hurricanes have 28 wins by multiple goals and have dropped 12 games by more than one goal.

As the favorite, Carolina's puck line record is 26-39 and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten road games. In their last ten games overall, the Hurricanes have a puck line mark of 5-5.

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 30-41-1.

The Hurricanes are 2-1 puck line in their three last road games and 2-1 straight-up.

When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.4 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 7th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 3rd in the league. The Carolina offense is ranked 4th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 7th in the NHL.

Carolina's current leading scorer is Sebastian Aho. This season, he has 31 goals, which puts him 22nd in the NHL. Aho also comes into the game with 49 assists.

The Penguins defense is currently 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Pittsburgh. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 1st with 7 shutouts.

Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov gets the start and has made 35 starts this season. His record at this point is 19-12, and his save percentage is 0.691%.

Will Pittsburgh Pull Through as the Underdog Home Team?

With their record of 30-30-10, the Penguins are currently 13th in the Eastern Conference and 7th in the Metropolitan Division. In their last ten games, Pittsburgh has gone just 2-8, and they have lost three straight games. At home this season, the Penguins are 18-13-4.

As the underdog, Pittsburgh has gone 9-16-4 this season, and they have lost nine straight games when they are the underdog. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, the Penguins have gone 16-23.

At home this season, the Penguins have a puck line record of 16-19, and their average scoring margin is +.1 goals per game. So far, they have been the underdog in 28 games, going 15-13 against the puck line in those contests.

Overall, Pittsburgh's puck line record this season is 32-38, and they have 21 wins by multiple goals. In their last ten games at home, the Penguins have a puck line record of 4-6, and their average scoring margin as the underdog is -.1 goals per game.

On average, Pittsburgh's games have finished with 6 goals per game. The season's average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Penguins come in with an over/under record of 29-36-5.

Carolina has played well in their previous three road games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 2-1.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Penguins are averaging 2.9 goals per game this season, putting them in the 25th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Penguins offense is 28th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 25th in the NHL.

Pittsburgh will be looking for a good game from Sidney Crosby who leads the team in scoring with 34 goals, ranking 16th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 39 assists so far.

Defensively, the Penguins come into the season ranked 15th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.2 shots per game against Pittsburgh. For the season, they are ranked 1st in shutouts, coming in with 7 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Carolina, goalie Tristan Jarry has started 48 games in this season. His current record is 19-24, and his save percentage stands at 0.918%.