Betting on today’s Panthers and Hurricanes game? Catch the action at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC, as the Hurricanes hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The over/under for this game is set at 6 goals, and the Hurricanes are the -1.5 goal favorites against the Panthers in a Eastern conference matchup.

FLORIDA PANTHERS VS CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING PICK

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -1.5

This game will be played at PNC Arena at 7:00 ET on Thursday, February 22nd.

WHY BET THE CAROLINA HURRICANES:

  • With the Hurricanes being favored by 1.5, our NHL analytics models has this one playing out 4-3 in favor of the Hurricanes.
  • Take the Hurricanes on the moneyline
  • On the spread, we like Panthers (+1.5)

Do the Panthers Stand a Chance on the Road?

Florida comes into today’s game with a record of 37-15-4, which has them sitting in 2nd place in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 9-1, and they have won six straight games as the favorite. On the road this season, Florida has gone 20-7-2 and have won their last eleven games away from home.

So far this season, the Panthers have been the favorite in 46 of their 56 games and have gone 32-12-2 in those games. Against other teams in the Eastern Conference, Florida has gone 20-7 on the year.

Florida’s puck line record this year is at .500 (28-28), and they have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line in their last ten games. On the road, the Panthers have a puck line mark of 18-11, and their average scoring differential away from home is +1.3 goals per game.

As the underdog, Florida has gone 8-2 vs. the puck line this season, and they have won eight straight games as the underdog. So far, the Panthers have 24 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin for the year is at +.9 goals per contest.

The average goal total for Florida’s games is sitting at 5.8. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Panthers come in with an over/under record of 20-34-2.

In their last three road games, Florida has averaged 6 goals per game while allowing 1. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

On offense, the Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 9th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 2nd in the league. Florida’s offense comes into the game ranked 4th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 20th in the NHL.

Florida’s leading goal scorer is Sam Reinhart. So far this season, he has 39 goals, placing him 2nd in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 28 assists so far.

In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 15th in shutouts, achieving 3 shutouts.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky comes into the game having made 41 starts this season. So far, his record is 28-10 and he has a save percentage of 0.925%.

Will Carolina Make it Happen at Home?

At home this season, the Hurricanes have been dominant, going 18-6-4. Over their last ten games, Carolina has gone 8-2, and they have won three straight games. In the Eastern Conference, the Hurricanes are in 4th place, and in the Metropolitan Division, they are in 2nd place. So far this year, Carolina has gone 33-17-5.

As the favorite, the Hurricanes have gone 30-13-5, and they have won four straight games when favored. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Carolina has gone 20-9. Over their last three games, the Hurricanes have gone 3-0, and over their last five games, they have gone 4-1.

Carolina comes into this game with a puck line record of 23-32, including going 3-0 against the puck line in their last three games. So far this year, the Hurricanes have 21 wins by multiple goals compared to just 12 wins by one goal.

As the favorite, Carolina has a puck line record of 19-29, including going 2-0 in their last two games. At home, the Hurricanes have gone 12-16 against the puck line this year and 4-6 in their last ten games.

The average goal total for Carolina’s games is sitting at 6.3. The average over/under line for the season is 6.3. The Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 25-29-1.

Across their last three road contests, Florida has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-0. Their overall mark in these games was 3-0, while averaging 6 goals per game.

For their offensive performance, the Hurricanes come in averaging 3.4 goals per game this season, which is 11th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 5th in the league. This year, the Hurricanes have recorded a 23-14 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. For games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 9-1 record.

Carolina’s current leading scorer is Sebastian Aho. This season, he has 20 goals, which puts him 47th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 39 assists so far.

The Hurricanes defense is currently 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25 shots per game against Carolina. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 15th with 3 shutouts.

Goalie Pyotr Kochetkov comes into the game having made 26 starts this season. So far, his record is 14-9 and he has a save percentage of 0.632%.