Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Hurricanes vs. Panthers NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(30-10-5) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers (30-12-5)
Date: Thursday, April 22nd, 2021
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: BB&T Center in Sunrise Florida
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Hurricanes (-115) Panthers (+103)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Hurricanes +1.5 (-290) | Panthers +1.5 (-245)
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Carolina Hurricanes are set to take on the Florida Panthers Thursday night at the BB&T center and there is a lot of exciting angles to this matchup. In fact, between both teams still fighting for the top spot in Central Division, and each organization being on a winning streak, this is going to be a hard one to call.
That’s why you might want to make it easy on yourself as a better.
While the money line for this game does seem particularly attractive, especially with both odds being relatively low, it might be pretty hard to decide who’s going to come out on top in this game. With that in mind and you probably not want to put a whole lot of money on the line, how about we take a look at the over/under for what could be an easier payday.
The Carolina Panthers are 3-2 in their last five games and have amassed some interesting victories during that stretch. This includes a 4-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning and two straight wins over the Predators. Keep in mind that both of those teams are in the hunt to lead their division, meaning that the Hurricanes have come up clutch against some quality opponents.
Although wins and losses are important, the point here is to observe their scoring trends and determine whether the over/under can be reached. Interestingly enough, the Hurricanes have outscored their opponents 14-9 in that last five-game stretch, leaving them at an average of 2.8 points per game.
Their opponents have averaged 1.8 points in that same period, leaving them at around four points per game.
As for the Florida Panthers, they are 4-1 in their last five matchups, which is a pretty good streak to have at this stage of the season. They also have managed to outscore their last five opponents 19-11, which includes a 5-3 victory over the Lightning and a 3-2 victory over the Dallas Stars.
If nothing else, that means this is a team with firepower that can light up the board.
They have also allowed 2.3 goals per game in that time period, which brings us back to the over/under. Now, if you calculate their GPG in this five-game stretch they average 3.8 points per game. This would put the game on the over side.
NHL Betting Trends:
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 5 games.
- Carolina is 10-5 SU in their last 15 games.
- The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina’s last 7 games this season.
- The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 5 games against an opponent in the Central conference
Free Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers NHL Prediction:
So the big question here is whether you bet the over or the under on this game and it is quite a conundrum to consider. On one hand, the Florida Panthers have gone over 5.5 points in three of their last five games, and have one of the best offenses in the entire league.
On the other hand, though, the Carolina Hurricanes haven’t reached a 5.5 over in their last five games, raising doubts about whether they can do so now.
That brings us to their O/U record against each other this season, which stands at 2-2 when the current over/under of 5.5 is considered. With that in mind and the very split nature of all this, one would have to assume this game would go under the 5.5 threshold.
Although one might be skeptical about that due to how much of a powerhouse the Panthers have been on offense, the stats just don’t seem to be in favor of that happening on Thursday.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under 5.5
The 2-2 record might have you feeling a little shaky about the situation, but it’s hard to imagine this game going over 5.5. In fact, the Panthers have been pressing the gas pedal on offense for quite a while now, which means a stumble is coming soon.
If that stumble happens tonight and the Carolina Hurricanes aren’t able to score consistently, it is reasonable to assume that the 5.5 is unreachable here.
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