Friday, February 4, 2011
Atlanta at Carolina
A big game in the SouthEast Division Saturday night as two struggling teams try to take claim of the 8th seed in the Eastern Conference. The Hurricanes seem to be a bit hungover after hosting the All-Star Weekend and the Thrashers have been terrible now for about a month.
The Hurricanes trail Atlanta by just 1 point for the 8th and final playoff spot in the East.
For a while, Atlanta had a nice lead on 9th place but now with their struggles, find themselves just 1 point in front of Carolina and just five points in front of 10th place Florida, who has 2 games in hand.
Look for the experienced Hurricanes to turn it around at home and start their 2nd half run to the playoffs.
PICK: Carolina -140