NHL Hockey rumble to take place between the Avalanche and the Hurricanes in North Carolina on the 17th of February 2017. Read this article to know our pick between the two.

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Colorado Avalanche and Caroline Hurricanes will meet in the rink after long since October 2015. This combat will take place at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes have lost seven out of ten games following a 5-2 defeat at Dallas. The Avalanche is also looking forward to cease its five game loosing streak.

Colorado Avalanche

The Colorado Avalanche is currently running on a five game loss. On an average the team is scoring two goals per game and is making use of their power play chances for a total of 14.9% which is relatively low when compared to many other teams. Matt Duchene has scored 15 goals for the team followed by Mikko Rantanen who has 78 shots on goal. Nathan MacKinnon has 26 assists to his credit. On the defense bit, the team has allowed 3.4 goals per game and has been successful in 78% power play destruction of their opponent teams. On the whole, the Colorado Avalanche has lost 35 games by allowing 3 goals on an average.

Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes is on a major loosing streak since they have lost at least 7 out of ten games. Utilization of power play opportunities by the team is 17.2% and the goal scoring ability on an average is 2.6%. Jeff Skinner is on the lead in Carolina with 18 goals, Victor Rask has 122 shots and Sebastian Aho has 15 assists. The Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.9 goals and have been killing 86% of their contender’s power play.

Betting Odds

Money Line odds by Bet365 to Colorado Avalanche is 21/10 whereas the Hurricanes have been given 2/5 odds by the same bookmaker.

Final Verdict

The Avalanches have been performing poorly this year but the Hurricanes are no better. Where the Avs have been playing without any breaks, the Hurricanes are good home performers. However, Carolina looks stronger since they are 17-6-1 on their home ground. Avalanche on the other hand hasn’t recorded any victory in Carolina from the past decade which gives their opponent a better chance of winning.

Our Pick: Carolina Hurricanes

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