Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Hurricanes vs Predators NHL Odds
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NHL Handicapping Analysis
(36-12-8) (3-2) Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators (2-3) (31-23-2)
Date: Thursday, May 27th, 2021
Time: 9:30pm 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
On Thursday night the Hurricanes have a chance to end this series and move on to round 2. Carolina squeaked out a 3-2 overtime win on Tuesday night. Carolina had a 2-0 series lead but saw that lead disappear.
The Carolina Hurricanes will be looking for some success in Nashville. The Hurricanes have dropped both games in Nashville so far, both coming in double overtime. Carolina probably feels like they deserves better then to only be up 3-2 in this series.
The Hurricanes got very strong goaltending from Alex Nedeljkovic in this series. He is 3-2 with a 2.10 GAA and a .927 save percentage. His numbers although good, have dipped a little but when he is away from home. In their two losses in this series his save percentage is almost at .900, when they win its well above .900. He is a big key to this team moving on.
Carolina was the better team in game 5 they outshot Nashville 37-25 but were trailing mid way thru the 3rd before they got a huge goal from Martin Necas to tie it up. Then on the second shot of overtime, the Capitan Jordan Stall got a puck past Saros and put the Preds on the brink of elimination.
The Nashville Predators would have been full of momentum coming into game 5 after picking up 2 big wins at home. They got off to a good start with Yakov Trenin getting them on the board 11 minutes into the first. Nashville then couldn’t kill off a penalty and the Hurricanes tied it up before the end of the first.
The Predators had the 2-1 lead with about 8 mins left before Necas grabbed his second of the game and sent it to overtime. Overtime was not kind to the Predators as 2 minutes into Stall scored and now the Preds are in a do or die situation.
Predators got a great game in net from Juuse Saros as he made 34 saves on 37 shots, regardless of where the series sits Saros has definitely been the Predators best player. He has a .928 save percentage and has keep the predators in this series with massive saves and timely goaltending. If Nashville wants to get this series to game 7 they will need him to continue his great play.
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 is a perfect 2-0 on home ice in these playoffs they will need to go to 3-0 if they wish to continue their season.
NHL Betting Trends
- Hurricanes are 6-1 in their last 7 Thursday games.
- Hurricanes are 20-6 in their last 26 playoff games as a favorite.
- Hurricanes are 21-7 in their last 28 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
- Predators are 8-17 in their last 25 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
- Predators are 2-5 in their last 7 playoff games as an underdog.
- Under is 4-0-1 in Hurricanes last 5 Thursday games.
- Under is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 playoff games as a favorite.
- Over is 6-2-1 in Hurricanes last 9 games as a road favorite.
Free Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators NHL Prediction:
First elimination game in this series and its hard to predict these types of games, who wants it more is the more desperate team going to play like their backs are against the wall or will they roll over, well I’m not sure they are going to roll over but I can’t see this series going back to Carolina. Carolina has been the better team in most if not all the games this series and with the Predators backs against the wall I think Carolina brings their best and ends Nashville’s season. Hurricanes ML for me!
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -140
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