Free NHL Picks Today: Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes 3/30/23

Free NHL Picks Today: Detroit Red Wings vs Carolina Hurricanes 3/30/23
Thu 30th March 2023

The Carolina Hurricanes (47-17-9) are on the road to face the Detroit Red Wings (32-32-9) at Little Caesars Arena on Thursday. Carolina is coming off a 4-0 loss against the Lightning on Tuesday. The Hurricanes committed only two penalties in the game, holding Tampa Bay without a power play goal.

Pyotr Kochetkov saved only 17 of 20 shots against (.850%) in the loss. Detroit beat the Penguins 7-4 on Tuesday. David Perron scored a hat trick to lead the Red Wings. Alex Nedeljkovic only stopped 35 of 39 shots (.897%).


The Hurricanes won the first meeting between the teams this season, a 1-0 victory in December. Brady Skjei scored Carolina’s only goal. Kochetkov saved 27 shots to earn the shutout win.


Carolina is averaging 3.25 goals per game for the season, 15th in the NHL, and they are taking on a Red Wings team that is allowing 3.27 goals a game (21st).

Meanwhile, Detroit has found the net 2.92 times a game on average, 24th in the league, and the Hurricanes are holding opponents to 2.59 goals per game (2nd).

Carolina averages more shots (34.8) than most teams in the league, ranking third, though the team’s 9.5% shooting percentage is 24th. Detroit’s average of 28.7 attempts ranks 27th.

The Red Wings’ 20.80% power play percentage ranks 16th in the league, while the Hurricanes are 17th with a conversion rate of 20.70%. Carolina has been equally strong at penalty killing, boasting the league’s second-highest PK% at 83.84%. Detroit ranks 18th at 78.57%.


With 68 and 62 points this season, Martin Necas and Sebastian Aho have been the top skaters for the Hurricanes. In the net, Kochetkov (12-7-5) is Carolina’s top goaltender by goals against average. He has a 2.44 GAA and a .909% save percentage.

Frederik Andersen (19-8-1) leads the Hurricanes in games played in goal. He has a GAA of 2.45 and a save percentage of .904%.Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings in scoring with 71 points. He has 27 goals and 44 assists. Ville Husso (25-19-6) is the top goalie for Detroit with a goals against average of 3.02. He has a save percentage of .899%.


Carolina is 22-7-6 away from PNC Arena this season. Detroit is 18-15-4 at Little Caesars Arena this season.

SportsTips’ NHL Pick:

Carolina Hurricanes (-225)

Want up to a $1K risk free bet for this pick?
Claim with betmgm image today!

If you need more news, information and predictions, head over to our NHL hub page for all your NHL needs!

*Odds correct at time of publication, courtesy of BetMGM.

SportsTips covers all the latest betting, odds, picks & predictions news when it comes to major American sports like NFL, NBA, MLB & NHL. If you want to stay up to date with the latest information, SportsTips has you covered!