Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Thursday, Mar. 28

Carolina Hurricanes center Seth Jarvis (24) looks on against the Anaheim Ducks during the first period at PNC Arena.
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We have your Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Detroit Red Wings hit the road to face the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Carolina Hurricanes (45-21-7) are set to host the Detroit Red Wings (36-29-7) in a clash that could have significant playoff implications. With the Hurricanes looking to solidify their position in the standings and the Red Wings fighting to keep their playoff hopes alive, this matchup promises to be a high-stakes affair.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes Odds Info

Moneyline: Detroit Red Wings +205 (DraftKings) / Carolina Hurricanes -240 (PointsBet)

Puck Line: -1.5 – Detroit Red Wings -118 (BetRivers) / Carolina Hurricanes -104 (BetRivers)

Total: 6.0 – +100 (BetMGM) / -117 (BetRivers)

Game Info

Date: Thursday, Mar. 28

Time: 06:30 PM

Location: PNC Arena – Raleigh, NC


Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Detroit Red Wings have 15 wins and 20 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Detroit Red Wings have 22 wins and 27 losses.
  • This season, the Detroit Red Wings have hit 41 overs and 31 unders.

Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 24 wins and 13 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 42 wins and 24 losses.
  • This season, the Carolina Hurricanes have hit 31 overs and 42 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the last two seasons, the Detroit Red Wings and Carolina Hurricanes have faced off five times, with the Hurricanes emerging victorious in four of those encounters. The games spanned from December 2022 to January 2024, showcasing a consistent edge for the Hurricanes both as the home and visiting team. The Red Wings managed to secure a single win when hosting the Hurricanes. In terms of betting statistics, the Red Wings have outperformed expectations by winning against the spread in three out of the five games, while the Hurricanes have covered the spread twice. Interestingly, none of the games saw the total score going over the set Over-Under line, with all five games resulting in an under. Other notable statistics include the Hurricanes’ strong showing in faceoffs, particularly in their most recent win where they had a faceoff win percentage of 55.7%. The Red Wings, on the other hand, demonstrated a solid defensive effort with 17 blocked shots in their last game against the Hurricanes.

The most recent game between the two teams took place on January 19, 2024, where the Carolina Hurricanes defeated the Detroit Red Wings with a final score of 4-2. The Hurricanes, playing at home, were the favorites with a closing moneyline of -220 and a spread of -1.5, which they successfully covered. The Red Wings, despite being the underdogs with a closing moneyline of 177, could not capitalize on their rest advantage, having had two days of rest compared to the Hurricanes’ four. The game’s total score of 6 matched the closing Over-Under of 6.5, resulting in an under outcome for bettors. Key individual performances included goals from Klim Kostin and J.T. Compher for the Red Wings, while the Hurricanes saw contributions from Jordan Martinook, Martin Necas, Andrei Svechnikov, and Sebastian Aho. The Hurricanes’ offensive strength was evident with 30 shots on goal, and their power play efficiency was on display with a perfect power play percentage during the game.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes Predictions

As the regular season winds down, every game becomes critical, especially for a team like the Detroit Red Wings who are on the cusp of a playoff berth. With a recent dip in form, the Red Wings are looking to rebound against a strong Carolina Hurricanes side that has been consistent throughout the season. The Hurricanes, currently on a one-game losing streak, aim to get back to their winning ways and maintain their hold on a top spot in the conference. Both teams have showcased strong offensive capabilities this season, with Carolina’s Sebastian Aho leading his team in goals, assists, and points, while Detroit’s Lucas Raymond has emerged as a key playmaker for the Red Wings.

Defensively, the Hurricanes have been more robust, which could pose a challenge for the Red Wings’ attackers. Carolina’s ability to control the puck and dominate faceoffs, as seen in their recent head-to-head matchups, could be a deciding factor in this game. However, Detroit’s resilience and ability to perform against the spread in previous encounters suggest they won’t go down without a fight. The Red Wings will rely heavily on their captain, Dylan Larkin, to spark their offense and Shayne Gostisbehere to continue his impressive playmaking from the blue line.

The key player matchup to watch will be between the teams’ top scorers: Aho for the Hurricanes and Raymond for the Red Wings. Both young forwards have the skill to change the course of a game, and their performance could very well dictate the outcome. With the Hurricanes favored to win at the PNC Arena, the pressure is on the Red Wings to overcome the odds and keep their playoff dreams intact. This game is not just about the points on offer but also about momentum and confidence as the postseason approaches.

Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes Pick

Despite the Carolina Hurricanes being the favorites and having a strong record against the Detroit Red Wings in recent matchups, the Red Wings have shown resilience and an ability to outperform expectations, particularly against the spread. With the Red Wings fighting for a playoff spot, the urgency and intensity they bring to the ice could tip the scales in their favor. The Red Wings have managed to win against the spread in three out of the last five games against the Hurricanes, indicating a competitive edge that could translate into a victory. Additionally, the Red Wings’ recent performance suggests a team that is ready to bounce back and secure crucial points as the regular season concludes.

The Hurricanes may have the home-ice advantage and a strong faceoff win percentage, but the Red Wings’ need for a win to maintain their playoff hopes is a powerful motivator. Detroit’s top players, such as Dylan Larkin and Lucas Raymond, have the potential to make significant impacts on the game. Given the Red Wings’ ability to perform under pressure and the attractive odds offered for a moneyline bet, backing Detroit in this matchup presents a valuable opportunity for bettors. The Red Wings’ determination to keep their postseason aspirations alive could be the driving force behind an upset victory at the PNC Arena.

The Pick: Detroit Red Wings +205 (DraftKings)

Detroit Red Wings vs. Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Detroit Red Wings

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Patrick Kane Points 0.5 7/10 -140 +110 0.9 0.82
Patrick Kane Shots On Goal 2.5 8/10 +100 -130 3.4 3.20
Lucas Raymond Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -125 -105 2.1 1.93

Carolina Hurricanes

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Jordan Martinook Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -180 +140 2.5 2.49
Teuvo Teravainen Shots On Goal 1.5 7/10 -160 +124 2.1 2.12
Jake Guentzel Assists 0.5 7/10 -140 +110 1.1 1.13
Martin Necas Shots On Goal 2.5 7/10 -145 +114 3.3 3.29
Seth Jarvis Points 0.5 7/10 -166 +130 0.9 0.93