New Jersey Devils vs. Carolina Hurricanes: Prediction, Odds, & NHL Betting Picks (1/25/24)

Tonight features a Metropolitan Division showdown as the Carolina Hurricanes host the New Jersey Devils. The matchup could have consequences down the road in both the divisional standings and the Eastern Conference playoff race. Read on for a full betting preview and the latest odds for the game.

Devils vs. Hurricanes Prediction

Prediction & Best Bet: Carolina Hurricanes 60 Minute Moneyline

The Carolina Hurricanes are coming of a big road win over the Boston Bruins. The Canes scored two power play goals in the matchup, adding to the team’s impressive special teams production. Carolina is now 3rd in the league with a 27.74% power play percentage heading into tonight’s game.

The Hurricanes are also 10th in the league on offense right now, averaging 3.39 goals per game. The top line for the Carolina offense is dangerous, with Sebastian Aho, Michael Bunting, and Teuvo Teravainen combining for 41 goals so far. The top line on defense has also been productive at generating goals, with Brent Burns and Jaccob Slavin combining for 45 points this season.

Spencer Martin started in goal last evening, posting an impressive .928 save percentage against one of the best offenses in the league. That likely means that Antti Raanta will be between the pipes tonight. The veteran goaltender currently ranks last in the league amongst goalies that have started at least 15 games with a .866 save percentage.

The New Jersey Devils could be able to take advantage of the issues in net, but it won’t be easy with Jack Hughes, who is still dealing with an upper body injury. In the team’s last 8 games without Hughes, the Devils have gone 3-4-1. The offense hasn’t actually been all that bad without Hughes in the lineup in that stretch, averaging 3.1 goals per game along the way. New Jersey still has plenty of other playmakers, such as Tyler Toffoli (team-leading 20 goals) and Jesper Bratt (team-leading 48 points).

Injuries are certainly holding this team back though, as New Jersey is missing Michael McLeod and Dougie Hamilton on top of Hughes, as well as several others skaters. At full strength, this is a tough team, but the growing list of injuries makes it tough to back this squad.

Goalie Nico Daws is projected to be in net for New Jersey tonight, but he’s in quite a slump. After a 3-1 start, Daws is 0-3 in his last 3 starts, allowing 3.6 goals per game along the way. Daws is coming off a rough loss to the Dallas Stars in which he allowed 6 goals with a .833 save percentage.

The Devils could definitely use this win to get ahead in the Metropolitan Division, with the team 4th in the division with 51 points compared to the 2nd-ranked Carolina Hurricanes at 57 points. However, Carolina has dominated this series as of late, winning 4 of its last 5 games against the Devils. Both teams have goaltending questions tonight, but the absence of Jack Hughes and the productivity of the Hurricanes power play will make the difference here. Carolina should be able to close out this one in regulation.

Hurricanes vs. Devils Odds

FanDuel Sportsbook has the Carolina Hurricanes at -110 to win tonight’s game in regulation. Don’t forget to shop around to find the best odds before making a decision.

North Carolina Sports Betting Update

On March 11, 2024, North Carolina sports wagering will officially become available! This means that anyone 21 years of age or older in the state will be able to sign up for a new NC sports betting app and place wagers on their favorite teams. The launch date comes at a great time for Carolina sports fans, as local teams like the Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Hurricanes will be playing as March Madness gets ready to start.

Two of the top platforms in the NC sports betting market will be DraftKings North Carolina and Caesars North Carolina. Both will offer promo codes to start out new users with bonuses as well. DraftKings North Carolina is projected to offer a $1,200 maximum bonus, with Caesars North Carolina giving new users a $1,000 first bet offer. Pre-registration bonuses are also expected in the Tar Heel State.

The NC sports betting pages featured on will have the latest information on the online sportsbooks coming to the state.

Anthony Elio is the Lead Writer for, focusing on sports betting, online casino gaming, and horse racing. He covers state betting handles, sportsbook partnerships, operator news, and NHL picks. Outside of his work with LINEUPS, Elio has also written for Daily Fantasy Cafe, Innovation & Tech Today, Krazy Coupon Lady, and Residential Tech Today.

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