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Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes NHL Betting Picks 2017

Ottawa Senators at Carolina Hurricanes NHL Betting Picks 2017

Senators at Hurricanes Betting Preview

Ottawa comes into this game as the much hotter team as they've been able to pile up multiple wins over the past week while Carolina has lost five in a row. The Hurricanes may be well on their way to punting on the 2016-17 campaign with the trade deadline fast approaching, but if they do want to save their season and make one final run at a playoff spot, they need to drastically step things up offensively. 

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During this five-game losing streak for the Hurricanes, they've only managed to score a grand total of 4 goals. They were shutout twice in that span as well and it's readily become apparent that Carolina is in desperate need of offensive playmakers. They've got plenty of young talent on defence that may get shipped out of town for a scorer in a week or so, but until then it's got to be the Hurricanes attack that becomes much sharper if they want to snap this slump. 

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Rather than trying to pick a winner in a game featuring two teams going in different directions at the moment, it's the total that I'm looking to cash on. The 'over' might seem contradictory to all of that talk earlier about Carolina's anemic offense, but after having multiple days off since they last played, the time off should enable Carolina to re-evaluate their struggles and come with an ultra aggressive approach tonight. It's not like Ottawa is an overly superb defensive team on the road, and really, what do the Hurricanes have to lose by going all out on the attack?

Aggressive play will lead to counter opportunities for the Sens who could use more offensive production themselves. These two teams have already gone through the defensive battles twice this year (a pair of 2-1 Ottawa wins) and the third meeting should see things open up much more. Given that recent history, and the struggles by Carolina, many recreational NHL bettors will be scared to consider an 'over' play here, likely siding with the 'under' and creating even more value.

NHL Betting Picks Tonight | February 24, 2017

Friday's Ottawa/Carolina game is one of four NHL contest on the betting board, including two games that pit a Western Conference team against one from the East (Edmonton/Washington, Calgary/Florida)... Flipping the results from the first meeting in West vs. East games can serve you well long-term so make sure you keep that in mind as you handicap today's board.

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