Carolina Hurricanes at Detroit Red Wings odds, picks and prediction
The Carolina Hurricanes and Detroit Red Wings open their 2020-21 NHL regular season against each other Thursday for a 7:30 p.m. ET puck drop at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. Below, we analyze the Hurricanes-Red Wings NHL betting odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
Hurricanes at Red Wings: Betting odds, spread and lines
- Money line : Hurricanes -225 (bet $225 to win $100) | Red Wings +185 (bet $100 to win $185)
- Against the spread/ATS : Hurricanes -1.5 (+125) | Red Wings +1.5 (-155)
- Over/Under : 6 (O: -110 | U: -110)
Hurricanes at Red Wings: Projected starting goalies
Petr Mrazek (21-16-2, 2.69 GAA, .905 SV%) at Thomas Greiss (16-9-4, 2.74 GAA, .913 SV%)
Mrazek is expected to get the first crack at the starting duties for head coach Rod Brind'Amour, and it will be special facing his original organization in the opener on the road, even if there are no fans in attendance. Mrazek picked up a pair of wins against the Red Wings last season, going 2-0-0 with a 2.50 GAA and .912 SV% in two starts, and he was 1-1-0 with a 2.05 GAA and .919 SV% in the prior season.
Greiss is expected to make his team debut, and he should be a good, steady veteran force in the crease for a young team going through a rebuild. While he was just 0-1-2 in three appearances against the Canes last season while a member of the New York Islanders, he has a respectable 2.59 GAA and .919 SV% in his three starts.
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Hurricanes at Red Wings: Odds, betting lines, predictions and picks
Hurricanes 4, Red Wings 2
Money line (ML)
The Hurricanes (-225) will cost you two times your potential return, which is rather risky on the road in the opener when we haven't seen either side. Greiss is a nice add for the Red Wings (+185), and he will keep the home side in it to the end. AVOID.
Against the spread (ATS)
If you going to bet on a winner, take the HURRICANES -1.5 (+125) at plus-money, rather than the more expensive money line play. The Red Wings shored up their crease with Greiss, but they still managed a league-low 145 goals with a terrible minus-122 goal differential. Until they prove they're much better, keep fading them with the opponent on the puck line.
The UNDER 6 (-110) is a good play based upon Detroit's struggles to score last season. Carolina has a tremendous and powerful young offensive nucleus, and high-scoring rearguard Dougie Hamilton is healthy and raring to go. But they should have their hands full trying to solve Greiss. This one should come in just under the number.
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