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Hurricanes vs Red Wings 03/16/21 – Odds and NHL Betting Trends

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The Detroit Red Wings will get a second chance to end the Carolina Hurricanes’ lengthy winning streak as they hit the ice as heavy underdogs at home at Little Caesars Arena on Tuesday night in the fifth game of the season between the temporary division rivals.

The Red Wings are set as +205 underdogs on the NHL odds for Tuesday night at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Hurricanes (-245) ride an eight-game winning streak into the contest that has pushed them into the race for first place in the Central.

Hurricanes vs Red Wings | OddsShark Matchup Report

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Detroit and Carolina also met on Sunday, with the Hurricanes picking up a slim 2-1 win as -220 betting favorites in that contest. Dougie Hamilton had a shorthanded marker for the Hurricanes in the victory, with Nino Niederreiter providing the game-winner in the third period. Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 25 of 26 Detroit shots in the contest to earn himself the victory.

Anthony Mantha had Detroit’s lone goal in Sunday’s loss, with Jonathan Bernier making 30 saves on 32 Carolina shots. It was the Red Wings’ fifth defeat over their last six outings.

Sunday’s win improved the Hurricanes’ record to 3-1 in four games against the Red Wings this season, and to 7-3 in the last 10 matchups between the two teams dating back to October 2018. The OVER/UNDER went 5-5 for totals bettors in those 10 contests, with the consensus OVER/UNDER for Tuesday night’s game listed at 5.5 at sports betting sites.

Carolina ran its season record to 20-6-1 with Sunday’s win, as they battle the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Florida Panthers for first place in the Central Division standings. Detroit, meanwhile, sits at 8-17-4 through 29 games and in last place in the division. The Red Wings, though, at least get a chance to play spoiler on Tuesday and end the Canes’ winning run.

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