Stadium: Little Caesars Arena (Detroit)
Prediction for the NHL Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes match, which will take place on March 31. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
Detroit Red Wings
Detroit once again failed to interfere in the playoff battle. In the offseason, it seemed as if the Red Wings had already gained experience and would surely try to make it to Cup 8, but nothing happened. Now it's time for them to think about the upcoming season, but they don't intend to quit in this regular season either. For example, they had an excellent game against Pittsburgh with a solid lead the day before, then lost the advantage. Still, in the end, they decisively won the game - 7:4. This success allowed Detroit to retain 13th place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Carolina is a very different level of skill and ambition team. Long years ago, the Hurricanes were also hopeless NHL underdogs, but step-by-step, Rod Brind'Amour assembled a team that now contends for the Stanley Cup, and they'll make the playoffs without too many problems. Raleigh's representatives have already officially made it into the top 8, and they slowed down a little bit as they continued their systematic preparation for the playoffs. In their last ten meetings, the Red and Black have allowed six losses and four wins, which is not good by their standards, but they remain in second place in the Eastern Conference standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Carolina is the second-best team in the Eastern Conference in the current regular season. The Hurricanes can't boast consistently good results lately, but their opponents during this stretch have also been severe: Vegas, New Jersey, the Rangers, Toronto, Boston, and Tampa Bay. With all due respect to Detroit, in their current state, they are seriously inferior to any of the mentioned teams in terms of ambition and skill, and the Red and Black have no trouble dealing with such opponents. As a result, we have to bet on Carolina's victory.
Carolina isn't the most open and attacking team in the NHL, but the Hurricanes will have every chance to show themselves offensively in the upcoming battle. The thing is that Detroit has already lost a real opportunity to make the playoffs, and therefore the Red Wings are trying to play fun and energetic, especially in home games. In the previous seven matches at the Little Caesars Arena, the fans saw 55 shots on goal (7.86 average per game), which is very respectable by league standards. Based on this, we expect a total over 6.5, and it is worth taking a closer look at Brent Burns' 0.5-point total.