Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Hurricanes vs Predators NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(36-12-8) (2-1) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators (1-2) (31-23-2)
Date: Sunday, May 23th, 2021
Time: 2:30pm ET
Venue: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Hurricanes -140 Predators +120
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Hurricanes -1.5 +175 Predators +1.5 -210
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
Afternoon Sunday hockey brings us game 4 of the Hurricanes and Predators series. The Hurricanes grabbed a 2-0 lead in the series before Matt Duchene scored in double OT to push the series to 2-1.
The Carolina Hurricanes will be looking for revenge after dropping game 3 of the series. The Hurricanes needed a late goal from Brett Pesce to force OT. Carolina will probably feel like they deserved a better fate after outplaying the Preds in the first Overtime.
The Hurricanes got very strong goaltending from Alex Nedeljkovic, he made 49 stops on 54 shots, and helped the Hurricanes kill of 6 of 7 penalties that they took. While the Predators only converted one of 7 chances on the power play, Carolina will need to stay out the penalty box if they want to get back to their winning ways.
The overtime was exciting as these teams traded chances. There was 23 shots in the first overtime and 18 in the second period. These two teams have played a very exciting series and that definitely continued in OT.
Carolina has had no issues scoring in this series scoring 12 goals in 3 games, besides game 3 they have been equally impressive on the defensive end giving up just 7 goals and 5 of them in game 3. Carolina will probably feel like they should be up 3-0 but never the less up 2-1 and on Sunday they have a chance to push the Predators to the brink of elimination.
The Nashville Predators will definitely be thrilled to have gotten back into this series after a big game 3 win! Nashville got a massive overtime goal from Matt Duchene just over halfway thru the second overtime period. Nashville will need to continue the offensive output to stay in this series.
The Predators got goals from Ellis, Forsberg, Granlund, Johansen and Duchene, a positive sign as they are spreading the scoring around but they will need to keep this going if they are going to make a run in the series. Nashville has only scored 7 goals in 3 games and only 2 goals in the first two games.
Predators got a great game in net from Juuse Saros as he made 52 saves on 56 shots, regardless of being down 2-1 Saros has come up with some a massive saves and timely goaltending. If Nashville wants to stay in this series they will need this string of sharp goaltending to contuine
Nashville will also need to get the special teams going as they are 1 for 17 (5.8%) on the power play. Their penalty kill is slightly better at 80%. Nashville will need the power play to get going especially with how many penalties Carolina is taking so far.
Nashville should be hungry to grab another win at home as they will not want to go back to Carolina down 3-1.
NHL Betting Trends
- Hurricanes are 5-0 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Hurricanes are 6-0 in their last 6 Sunday games.
- Predators are 7-21 in their last 28 when their opponent allows 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Predators are 1-4 in their last 5 playoff games as an underdog.
- Over is 6-2 in Hurricanes last 8 after allowing 5 goals or more in their previous game.
- Over is 5-2-1 in Hurricanes last 8 games as a road favorite.
- Over is 5-2-1 in Hurricanes last 8 Sunday games.
Free Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators NHL Prediction:
This a tough game to try to find a winner on one hand you have a Carolina team who is the better team in most parts of the game, but you also have the Predators who will be full of confidence and super desperate to even up this series before heading back to Raleigh. I can’t pick a side so I will go with the Total. Back the the Over 5.5 for plus money!
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Over 5.5 +100
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