Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Prediction, Preview and Odds - 10/16/2021

by Amedeus Mastrangelo

Game Time: 8:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 16, 2021
Venue:  Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
Where to Watch:  ESPN+


Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks

DraftKings:  Moneyline:  Hurricanes -120, Predators +100; Over/Under:  NL goals
Bet365:  Moneyline:  Hurricanes -105, Predators -115; Over/Under:  5.5 goals
BetMGM:  Moneyline:  Hurricanes -115, Predators -105; Over/Under:  5.5 goals

Season Record

Carolina Hurricanes:  1-0-0 (4th place, Metropolitan Division)
Nashville Predators:  0-1-0 (5th place, Central Division)
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Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Betting Preview and Analysis

Recent Form
Carolina Hurricanes:  won at home on Oct. 14 against the New York Islanders 6-3.
Nashville Predators:  lost at home on Oct. 14 against the Seattle Kraken 4-3.

Carolina Hurricanes Analysis

The Canes are coming into this with 2 points and a 1-0-0 record to start their season. They won their first game of the season on Thursday night against the Islanders in a game that they led in before really pulling away in the 3rd period. Andrei Svechnikov led the team in points in that game with 3, leading them with 2 goals and 1 assist. Teuvo Teravainen had 1 goal in that game along with 1 assist while Tony DeAngelo came away with 2 assists. Jesper Fast, Jordan Martinook, and Nino Niederreiter all had 1 goal each in that one while Sebastian Aho, Ethan Bear, Jaccob Slavin, and Jordan Staal all had 1 assist each. DeAngelo, Teravainen, and Niederreiter all led the team in shots on goal with 5 each but the entire team took a lot of shots in that game as a whole. Frederik Andersen was the starting goaltender for them and he allowed 3 goals on 28 shots with 25 saves and a sv percentage of .893. The Hurricanes were a very good team last season making a good postseason run before getting stopped by the Tampa Bay Lightning who went on to win the Stanley Cup finals. They are a team that is destined for the playoffs again this season as they have a lot of talent on their team. 

Nashville Predators Analysis

The Predators are coming into this game with 0 points and a 0-1-0 record to start this regular season. They handed the Seattle Kraken their first win in franchise history when they lost to them 4-3 on Thursday night. They went down 2-1 in the 1st period of that game and they could never just regain the lead and ended up trailing the whole game. Mikael Granlund led the team in points with 3 in that game, 1 goal and 2 assists. Eeli Tolvanen and Roman Josi both had 1 goal each in that game as well. Alexandre Carrier and Luke Kunin both had 1 assist each in that one. Tolvanen led the team in shots on goal with 6 but no one else really had any offense going for them in that game. Juuse Saros was the starting goalie and he allowed 3 goals on 25 shots with 22 saves and a .880 sv percentage. This will be the 2nd game of a 4 game home-stand for them and they will be looking to get a win after being the first team in the NHL to be defeated by the Kraken.


Hurricanes vs Predators Prediction

The Hurricanes are coming into this game as a pick 'em with the current betting odds according to Draftkings Sportsbook and they looked really good in their win the other night. They scored 6 goals on an Islanders team with a good defense and they have a lot of talent on their side looking to make it to the playoffs once again. The Predators were really good a few years ago but as their team has gotten older they are starting to fade as a powerhouse in the Western Conference. The best bet to place in this game is on the Hurricanes to keep up their hot scoring streak and win this game on the money line.
Hurricanes Predators Prediction:  Our NHL Pick for Saturday, October 16, 2021 (8:00 pm ET start time) is Hurricanes 6 Predators 2.
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NHL Betting Trends

Carolina Hurricanes: 18-11 (+3.6 units) ATS in non-conference games. 39-25 (+2.2 units) ATS after one or more consecutive overs.
Nashville Predators: 69-67 (-9.2 units) ATS in all games. 32-35 (-10 units) ATS after one or more consecutive overs.

Key Injuries

Carolina Hurricanes:  None. 
Nashville Predators:  M. Olivier (RW) Out indefinitely - Lower Body injury.

Players to Watch

Carolina Hurricanes: Andrei Svechnikov is one player to watch in this matchup. He leads his team in points and in goals scored this season. He had a very good game in their last one and he will be looking to keep up that great play. Look for him to score some more goals in this one to try and help his team win.
Nashville Predators: Mikael Granlund is one player to watch in this contest. He leads his team in points, goals scored, and in assists this season. He has been a key piece of their offense and will need to keep playing well to help his team find their first win of the season. Look for him to score and set up some plays in this game.

Notable Quotes

“He was pretty dominant tonight. It seemed like he had the puck every time he was on the ice.” - Rod Brind’Amour on the performance of Andrei Svechnikov in their win over the Islanders in their first game of the season.
“Competitively we got better as the game went on. In the third period, we did a good job, but it wasn’t enough.” - John Hynes on the performance of his team in their loss to the Kraken in their home opener.

Starting Lineups

Carolina Hurricanes
LW Kotkaniemi, Jesperi
C Aho, Sebastian
RW Necas, Martin
LD Slavin, Jaccob
RD Bear, Ethan
G Andersen, Frederik
Nashville Predators
LW Forsberg, Filip
C Johansen, Ryan
RW Duchene, Matt
LD Josi, Roman
RD Carrier, Alexandre 
G Saros, Juuse

Statistical Leaders

Carolina Hurricanes
Points: A.Svechnikov (3)
Goals: A.Svechnikov (2)
Assists: T.DeAngelo (2)
GAA: F.Andersen (3.00)
Nashville Predators
Points: M.Granlund (3)
Goals: M.Granlund (1)
Assists: M.Granlund (2)
GAA: J.Saros (3.05)
Carolina Hurricanes: Rod Brind’Amour (4th season)
Nashville Predators: John Hynes (3rd season)

Amedeus Mastrangelo

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Amedeus Mastrangelo has been heavily wagering on all sports for years and plays just about everything, including sides, totals, favorites, underdogs, against the spread, alternative spreads, first half, second half, player props, and futures. The bottom line is, if Mastrangelo can see an edge in any way shape or form, then he's going to take advantage.

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