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Carolina Hurricanes vs Los Angeles Kings Predictions and Picks | NHL Jan 31

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The Hurricanes have only allowed 11 goals on their current 5-game winning streak with the Kings sitting a point out of first place in the Pacific Division.

WagerTalk NHL handicapper Kevin Dolan breaking down this Carolina Hurricanes vs Los Angeles Kings cross-conference clash from a betting perspective providing his predictions before puck drop at 7:00pm ET.

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Carolina Hurricanes vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Odds

Tuesday, January 31 NHL Betting Notes
Moneyline: Carolina Hurricanes -205 vs Los Angeles Kings +175
Puckline: Hurricanes -1.5 (+125) / Kings +1.5 (-145)
Total: 6 (Over -105 / Under -115)
Arena: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC (Odds Above Courtesy of DraftKings)
Game Time: 7:00pm ET / 4:00pm PT

Carolina Hurricanes vs Los Angeles Kings Betting Analysis

The LA Kings travel over to the PNC Arena in Raleigh on Tuesday to take on the Carolina Hurricanes who have been in some absolutely red-hot form over the back half of January.

The Hurricanes sit 2nd in the East behind only the Boston Bruins this season and enter Tuesday’s game coming off five straight wins, scoring an average of 4.4 goals per game across that run as well.

Facing them are a Kings team that remain firmly in the playoff picture themselves and who have won three of their last four games outright also, so they too will no doubt be looking to go into the All-Star Break on a high later tonight when they take on Carolina.

The Hurricanes took the opening meeting between the two teams earlier this season with a 4-2 win over the Kings in LA back in December.

That’s been pretty much par for the course over the last couple of seasons in this series as well, with Carolina winning all of their previous six meetings against the Kings.

Kings Have Faltered In Offense

Just over a month ago, the Los Angeles Kings ranked 2nd in the league in offensive xG, but since then the Kings have found themselves largely off the pace offensively, dropping all the way down to 8th in that same category over the last month.

That’s largely down to an offense that has averaged just 2.43 goals per game against opponents since mid-January, one of the lowest tally’s in the entire league.

Raleigh Remains A Tough Venue For Opponents

The Hurricanes have gone an impressive 16-5-2 already this season inside the PNC Arena, but that’s nothing unusual for this team as they continue to make Raleigh one of the toughest venues in the league for visiting opponents.

Carolina have gone a red-hot 41-15 in their last 56 home games in this venue, and that sets a high benchmark few teams have been able to overcome when visiting Raleigh over recent seasons.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction

The final game of a protracted road trip is usually always a little tough for visiting teams, and that fact isn’t helped by Raleigh probably ranking among one of the worst places to go for a final game road trip, as the Hurricanes have remained a powerhouse in this venue over the last couple of seasons.

No team has allowed fewer shots on goal this season than the Carolina Hurricanes have, and with the Kings difficulty in front of nets over the last few weeks as well, it’s difficult to see anything other than a Carolina victory here on Tuesday.

Take the Carolina Hurricanes to win in regulation at home on Tuesday against the LA Kings.

Prediction: Carolina Hurricanes Moneyline in Regulation -135

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Puck Time | NHL Betting Preview January 31

Join Carmine Bianco, Andrew McInnis and Don Buster for Puck Time as our panel of professional hockey handicappers break down this weekend’s NHL betting card. Join the Puck Time crew every week day at 11am ET / 8am PT as we discuss the NHL betting slate from a variety of handicapping angles.

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Meet the Author

‘The sharpest sports mind in Ireland’ is how one prominent newspaper dubbed Kevin Dolan after he became the first foreigner ever to win the World Series of Handicapping tournament back in 2015. “The Irishman” made his start wagering on GAA, football, soccer and boxing, all to immense success.

Since becoming a professional bettor, he has since lit up the sports betting scene in the U.S. and abroad, winning two handicapping awards and writing a best-selling book on sports handicapping named ‘The Complete Guide to Sports Betting’.

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