Hurricanes vs Coyotes NHL Betting Odds, Trends & Prediction for Friday Night (Feb. 16) Hockey Game at PNC Arena

  • The Hurricanes vs. Coyotes is the lone game on the Friday NHL schedule
  • Carolina listed as heavy moneyline favorites
  • Read below for Canes vs Coyotes odds, pick and prediction

The Hurricanes vs. Coyotes matchup is the lone game in the NHL on Friday night. With Carolina listed as heavy moneyline favorites and the total sitting at 6.5, what’s the smart bet tonight at Mullett Arena?

Oddsmakers are heavily favoring the Hurricanes, setting them as significant road favorites in the Friday NHL odds. The Coyotes are available as notable home underdogs as they aim to snap a seven-game losing skid.

Let’s get into our Hurricanes vs Coyotes prediction, as we break down the NHL odds and two sides.

Hurricanes vs Coyotes Odds

Carolina Hurricanes-1.5 (+125)-190Over 6 (-120)
Arizona Coyotes+1.5 (-155)+155Under 6 (+100)

In the Hurricanes vs Coyotes odds, the Canes are heavy -190 favorites, giving them 66% implied probability to emerge victorious on Friday Night Hockey.

Game Matchup & Betting Odds

061 Carolina Hurricanes (-192) at 062 Arizona Coyotes (+158); o/u 6.5

9:00 p.m. ET, Friday, February 16, 2024

Mullett Arena, Tempe, AZ

TV: NHL Network

Hurricanes vs. Coyotes: Public Bettors Favor Carolina

As of this writing, our NHL Public Betting Page shows that 69% of bets are on the Hurricanes moneyline. That said, this page is updated frequently so make sure that you click on the link provided to get the most up-to-date public betting information.

Hurricanes vs Coyotes History

The Hurricanes have simply dominated the recent series between these clubs. Carolina has won three straight over Arizona, including a 3-1 home victory last month.

01/27/2024CAR 3 – ARI 1CAR -226CAR / -1.5 +110Under 6
03/03/2023ARI 1 – CAR 6CAR -365CAR / -1.5 -145Over 6
11/23/2022CAR 0 – ARI 4ARI +298ARI / 1.5 +116Under 6
04/18/2022ARI 3 – CAR 5CAR -437CAR / -1.5 -160Over 6
10/31/2021CAR 2 – ARI 1CAR -335ARI / 1.5 +120Under 5.5

The Hurricanes scored twice in the final minute of that contest to pull out the win. Overall, Carolina has won seven of the last nine meetings with the Coyotes.

Hurricanes Betting Trends

As favorites on the moneyline, Carolina has been a smart bet this season. The Hurricanes are 30-17 straight up when laying -200 or less. This means you shouldn’t be afraid of potentially laying the juice in the Friday NHL odds.

The Canes have also been a very profitable over team in 2024, going over the posted total in 13 of their last 16 contests. Carolina ranks fifth in the NHL in scoring this campaign at 3.38 goals per game.

The Canes are expected to turn in goal to Pyotr Kochetkov, who is 13-9-3 with a .902 save percentage and 2.52 GAA. Frederik Andersen has returned to practice following his blood clotting issue, and is expected to be the backup Friday night.

Coyotes Betting Trends

The Coyotes have also struggled on the road during the skid, going 0-6-1 away from home. Despite the recent slide, Arizona has been solid for bettors when playing as heavy underdogs this season. The Coyotes are 12-9 against the spread when getting +150 or more on the moneyline.

Arizona’s projected starting goalie for Friday is Karel Vejmelka, who is 6-12-2 with a .900 save percentage and 3.36 goals against average. Connor Ingram (.912 SV%) is dealing with an unspecified ailment and won’t be available as the backup.

Staal Scores Goal, Adds Assist in Loss

Jordan Staal tallied a goal and an assist in Tuesday’s 4-2 loss to the Stars. Staal had a hand in both of Carolina’s goals Tuesday, scoring 13 seconds into the second period to tie the game 1-1 before adding an assist on Jesper Fast’s tally later in the frame. It’s Staal’s first multi-point game since Nov. 30, though he now has three points in his last three contests. The 35-year-old center is up to seven goals and 18 points through 52 games this season.

Vejmelka Allows Goal in Relief Outing

Karel Vejmelka stopped 12 of 13 shots he faced in relief of Connor Ingram (undisclosed) in Wednesday’s 3-1 loss to the Wild. Vejmelka didn’t end up with the loss, but it was just an okay performance for the 27-year-old. He’ll have a chance to stake his claim to the No. 1 job in goal with Ingram expected to miss 7-10 days. Vejmelka is winless in his last seven outings, allowing 23 goals in that span. For the season, he has a 3.36 GAA and a .900 save percentage over 23 appearances (19 starts). The Coyotes’ next game is a tough one at home versus the Hurricanes on Friday.

Hurricanes vs. Coyotes Betting Prediction

Take the under. The under is 8-3 in the Hurricanes’ last 11 games overall, is 11-3 in their last 14 games played in the month of February and has cashed in four out of their last five games when listed as the favorite.