Don’t miss out on the NHL showdown between the Panthers and Hurricanes. The game is starting at 7:00 ET on ESPN+, and it’s hosted by the Hurricanes at PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC. Get ready to place your bets! The over/under for this game is set at 5.5 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, March 14th.

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)

Will the Panthers Make it Happen on the Road?

As the season winds down, the Florida Panthers find themselves in first place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 45-17-4. Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 8-2 and have won their last two games. On the road this season, Florida has gone 24-8-2.

So far this season, the Panthers have been favored in 54 of their 66 games and have gone 39-13-2 as the favorite. Against teams in the Eastern Conference, Florida has gone 26-9 this season. In their division, the Panthers have gone 12-4.

Florida has gone 6-4 against the puck line over its last ten games and has a puck line record of 34-32 for the season. The Panthers have won 28 games by multiple goals compared to 17 one-goal victories.

As the underdog, Florida has a puck line record of 10-2, and its average scoring margin on the road is at +1.3 goals per game. Overall, the Panthers have a +1.0 goal differential per contest.

On average, Florida’s games have finished with 5.7 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.3. In total, the Panthers come in with an over/under record of 24-39-3.

In their last three road games, Florida has averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 3-0 vs. the spread.

The Panthers come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 9th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 1st in the league. Florida’s offense is currently ranked 2nd in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 16th in the league.

Florida’s current leading scorer is Sam Reinhart. This season, he has 46 goals, which puts him 2nd in the NHL. Reinhart also comes into the game with 31 assists.

In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.3 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky gets the start and has made 47 starts this season. His record at this point is 32-12, and his save percentage is 0.936%.

Will Carolina Come Through as Home Favorites?

At home this season, the Hurricanes are 21-9-4 and have been favored in 58 of their 65 games. In the Eastern Conference, Carolina is in 4th place and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. Overall, the Hurricanes are 39-20-6.

In their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4. Over their last five games, Carolina has a 3-2 record, and in their last three games, they have gone 2-1.

Carolina comes into this game with a puck line record of 27-38 for the season, including going 23-35 when favored. So far, the Hurricanes have 25 wins by multiple goals and an average scoring margin of +.6 goals per game. In their last ten games at home, the Hurricanes have gone 4-6 against the puck line.

So far, Carolina has gone 14-20 against the puck line at home, and their average scoring margin at home is +.7 goals per game. In their last ten games overall, the Hurricanes have gone 4-6 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin when favored is +.7 goals per game. Overall, the team’s puck line record is 27-38.

On average, Carolina’s games have finished with 6.1 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Hurricanes come in with an over/under record of 27-37-1.

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 4 goals per game.

When looking at their offense, the Hurricanes have an average of 3.3 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 10th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 6th in the league. In terms of the Hurricanes’ offense during power plays, they are 5th in power play goals and 6th in shorthanded goals.

Carolina’s current leading scorer is Sebastian Aho. This season, he has 25 goals, which puts him 37th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Aho has 43 assists this season.

In terms of defense, the Hurricanes head into the game ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 25.3 shots per game against Carolina. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.

Goalie Frederik Andersen gets the start and has made eight starts this season. His record at this point is 6-1, and his save percentage is 0.349%.