How To Bet On Carolina Hurricanes

The Carolina Hurricanes have seen better days. They're not a laughingstock of the NHL, but they're schlepping through one of the league's longest postseason droughts. They have not seen the playoffs since 2008-09, which is also the last time they cleared the 40-victory mark.

Things are not looking much better for them in the immediate future. They're hovering above .500 to start the 2018-19 season, and they have some talented defensemen in Calvin de Haan and Brett Pesce. Left winger Micheal Ferland also toes the line of a near-elite scorer.

Overall, though, the Hurricanes aren't very deep. Their offense in particular needs some serious work, which can make them a complicated betting option on a daily basis.

Carolina Hurricanes Next Game

Be sure to check up on the Hurricanes' next game. You'll see all the necessary betting lines as they become available, and in the event they haven't posted yet, it's recommended that you see how they stack up on paper versus their upcoming opponent.

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Looking at the Hurricanes' entire schedule is a good way to work ahead on your investments. Though you won't have access to individual game lines, you can look for awkward and opportunistic blips in the schedule. Long home stands, protracted road trips, clusters of back-to-backs, a stretch of games against below-.500 opponents and all that good stuff can help you identify which games to invest in and which to avoid before the lines are ever released. 

Also, get in the habit if circling certain dates against their division rivals. Any game against a team from the Metropolitan sector—New York Rangers, Colombus Blue Jackets, Pittsburgh Penguins, etc.—will carry special meaning.

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Carolina Hurricanes Standings

Review the Hurricanes' place in the standings on a regular basis to monitor their value as a Stanley Cup contender. If their record measures up against those of known contenders, you'll know to take a deeper look at their championship odds.

This is equally valuable when tracking their postseason positioning in general. As one of the teams that is scrapping and clawing to remain above .500, their place on the totem figures to change quite frequently.

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# team pts P W L GF GA
1 Tampa Bay Lightning Tampa Bay Lightning 128 82 62 16 325 222
2 Calgary Flames Calgary Flames 107 82 50 25 289 227
3 Boston Bruins Boston Bruins 107 82 49 24 259 215
4 Washington Capitals Washington Capitals 104 82 48 26 278 249
5 New York Islanders New York Islanders 103 82 48 27 228 196
6 San Jose Sharks San Jose Sharks 101 82 46 27 289 261
7 Toronto Maple Leafs Toronto Maple Leafs 100 82 46 28 286 251
8 Nashville Predators Nashville Predators 100 82 47 29 240 214
9 Pittsburgh Penguins Pittsburgh Penguins 100 82 44 26 273 241
10 Winnipeg Jets Winnipeg Jets 99 82 47 30 272 244
11 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Hurricanes 99 82 46 29 245 223
12 St. Louis Blues St. Louis Blues 99 82 45 28 247 223
13 Columbus Blue Jackets Columbus Blue Jackets 98 82 47 31 258 232
14 Montreal Canadiens Montreal Canadiens 96 82 44 30 249 236
15 Dallas Stars Dallas Stars 93 82 43 32 210 202
16 Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Golden Knights 93 82 43 32 249 230
17 Colorado Avalanche Colorado Avalanche 90 82 38 30 260 246
18 Arizona Coyotes Arizona Coyotes 86 82 39 35 213 223
19 Florida Panthers Florida Panthers 86 82 36 32 267 280
20 Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Blackhawks 84 82 36 34 270 292
21 Minnesota Wild Minnesota Wild 83 82 37 36 211 237
22 Philadelphia Flyers Philadelphia Flyers 82 82 37 37 244 281
23 Vancouver Canucks Vancouver Canucks 81 82 35 36 225 254
24 Anaheim Ducks Anaheim Ducks 78 81 34 37 194 249
25 Edmonton Oilers Edmonton Oilers 79 82 35 38 232 274
26 New York  Rangers New York Rangers 78 82 32 36 227 272
27 Buffalo Sabres Buffalo Sabres 76 82 33 39 226 271
28 Detroit Red Wings Detroit Red Wings 74 82 32 40 227 277
29 New Jersey Devils New Jersey Devils 72 82 31 41 222 275
30 Los Angeles Kings Los Angeles Kings 71 82 31 41 202 263
31 Ottawa Senators Ottawa Senators 64 82 29 47 242 302

Carolina Hurricanes Betting Tips

Consider these statistical and stylistic anecdotes as you consider what, if any bets, to place on the Hurricanes.

A Tough Single-Game Bet

The Hurricanes are still searching for an offensive identity outside the consistent scoring of Micheal Ferland. They're third to last in total goals scored without a clear path to getting much better.

That renders them a difficult single-game wager. It would be different if their defense was terrible and you could count on them to lose a bunch of games. But their defense is stellar. They're fifth in total goals allowed and they do a great job at limiting power play goals and short-handed scores. 

Defense alone is going to keep them in a bunch of games, which is both good and bad. Looking at it from a big-picture perspective, they're an interesting "Will they make the playoffs?" prop bet.

When it comes to covering individual lines, though, they're not the greatest investment. They're covering 44 percent of their spreads on the season, which isn't enough to make them a betting staple or fade them in favor of their opponent.

Are The Hurricanes Stanley Cup Contenders?

It's not a great idea to treat the Hurricanes as a contender. They might get to the playoffs on the back of their defense, but even that's unlikely. And if they do get there, they don't have the collection of goal scorers necessary to beat any of the best teams four times in seven tries. 

The Hurricanes don't even work as a long-shot options. They've been laying anywhere between +3000 and +4000 Stanley Cup lines all year. That doesn't leave you with a high enough potential return to justify a substantial investment.

This tends to be the case with fringe-playoff teams who deploy extra-stingy defenses. If the Hurricanes suddenly drop to +4500, +5000 or better before the halfway point, then you're free to reassess the situation.

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