Carolina Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks [12/21/2023]

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Odds, NHL Picks  [12/21/2023]

The Pittsburgh Penguins will face the Carolina Hurricanes in NHL action at PPG Paints Arena on Thursday, starting at 7:00PM ET.'s full betting preview for Thursday's Hurricanes vs. Penguins matchup includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Hurricanes vs. Penguins Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

We have used advanced machine learning and statistics to simulate the result of Thursday's NHL matchup between the Hurricanes and Penguins 10,000 times, in line with our coverage of NHL picks.

Our famous predictive analytics model currently gives the Hurricanes a 54% chance of beating the Penguins.

According to our model, the Penguins (+1.5) have a 68% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal Over/Under has a 56% chance of going under.

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Hurricanes vs. Penguins Odds

We have researched the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Hurricanes Penguins
Puck Line -1.5 (+175) +1.5 (-210)
Moneyline -135 +116
Total o6.5 (-105) u6.5 (-110)
  • The Penguins are listed as +1.5 underdogs against the Hurricanes, with -210 at BetMGM Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the favored Hurricanes (-1.5) to cover the puck line, DraftKings Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at +175.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Penguins at +116. That means you can bet $100 to profit $116, earning a total payout of $216, if they win.
  • On the other hand, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Hurricanes at -135, where you can risk $135 to win $100 for a total payout of $235 if they come out on top.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored is set at 6.5 with DraftKings, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -105, while BetMGM currently has the best odds for the Under at -110.

All odds are correct at the time of publication and are subject to change.

As always, make sure you check the sports betting sites you have access to in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Hurricanes vs. Penguins Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have identified the best betting picks to make on this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Penguins +1.5 -210
Moneyline Penguins +116
Total Under 6.5 -110


While the Hurricanes are more likely to win the game, taking the Penguins moneyline is the best option due to the edge identified when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges seen here at Dimers is crucial to achieving long-term profitability.

Our NHL best bets are based on complex modeling and betting expertise to serve you the best possible plays every day of the year.

Hurricanes vs. Penguins Player Props

Who will score the first goal in Hurricanes vs. Penguins?

According to our model, Carolina's Sebastian Aho is most likely to score the first goal in Hurricanes vs. Penguins.

Our projections give Aho a 7.6% chance of scoring the first goal at PPG Paints Arena, while the Hurricanes star is a 37.5% chance of registering an anytime goal.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Carolina Hurricanes

Player First Goal Probability
Sebastian Aho 7.6%
Seth Jarvis 5.2%
Andrei Svechnikov 4.7%
Martin Necas 4.7%
Teuvo Teravainen 4.5%

Pittsburgh Penguins

Player First Goal Probability
Jake Guentzel 7.5%
Sidney Crosby 7.5%
Reilly Smith 5.1%
Evgeni Malkin 4.6%
Erik Karlsson 4.1%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Carolina Hurricanes

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Sebastian Aho 37.5%
Seth Jarvis 26.1%
Teuvo Teravainen 25.6%
Martin Necas 25.5%
Andrei Svechnikov 24.6%

Pittsburgh Penguins

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Jake Guentzel 40.3%
Sidney Crosby 37.9%
Evgeni Malkin 25.7%
Reilly Smith 25.7%
Erik Karlsson 22.1%
Don't forget, our model updates regularly, so keep checking this article for the latest betting insights before the Hurricanes vs. Penguins on Thursday December 21, 2023.

Hurricanes vs. Penguins Game Information

Thursday's action between the Penguins and Hurricanes at PPG Paints Arena is scheduled to begin at 7:00PM ET.


Our full coverage of Hurricanes vs. Penguins includes pregame predictions, betting picks, and live win probabilities.

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