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NHL Betting Prediction: Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes 2/22/2024

Florida Panthers (36-15-4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (32-17-5)

The Florida Panthers vs. the Carolina Hurricanes face off on Thursday, February 22nd at PNC Arena. The Panthers sit 2nd in the Atlantic division while the Hurricanes also sit at 2nd in the Metro division. This Eastern Conference matchup features two of the highest scoring teams in the NHL this season. Keep reading for our analysis and NHL picks today.

The Panthers feature an explosive offense led by centers Sam Reinhart and Carter Verhaeghe. Reinhart paces the team with 39 goals while Verhaeghe has lit the lamp 30 times. The Panthers average 3.84 goals per game, trailing only the Boston Bruins. However, Florida allows 3.05 goals per contest. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will need to be sharp against the speedy Hurricanes.

Meanwhile, Sebastian Aho guides the balanced Hurricanes offense. Aho is one of three Carolina players with 15+ goals. The Hurricanes put up 3.52 goals per game on average, 7th best in the NHL. Defensively, Carolina limits opponents to just 2.72 goals against per game, 5th stingiest in the league. Goaltender Spencer Martin will get the surprise start after stopping 55 of 58 shots in two starts since being called up from the AHL. With both teams featuring dangerous offenses, expect some fireworks.


Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Game Info

When: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky vs. Goaltender Spencer Martin

Veteran Sergei Bobrovsky has played in 40 games for the Panthers this season, compiling a record of 27-10-2 along with a 2.41 GAA and .914 save percentage. Over 2344 minutes on the ice, Bobrovsky has faced 1095 shots against, allowing 94 goals while making 1001 saves. He has stopped 66.7% of shootout attempts this year. Bobrovsky brings a wealth of experience between the pipes.

Meanwhile,Spencer Martin has only appeared in 2 games for the Hurricanes in the current campaign. In his 120 minutes played, Martin has gone 2-0-0 with a sparkling 1.50 GAA and .948 save percentage. He has turned aside 55 of the 58 shots faced, letting in just 3 goals. The 27-year-old Martin does not have any experience in shootouts at the NHL level yet. While he has performed admirably in his limited action, facing an offense the caliber of the Panthers will prove Martin’s toughest test yet.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD

As the betting odds for this game remain TBD, insights and recommendations are based on team performances and trends. Both teams have shown the ability to perform under pressure, making this game a tough call for bettors.


Florida Panthers Betting Trends

The Panthers have gone 3-2 straight up and 3-2 against the spread (ATS) over their last 5 contests. Florida is 18-11 ATS on the road this season. Totals have gone OVER the posted number in 2 of the Panthers’ previous 5 games. Overs have hit in 11 of Florida’s 26 road matchups.


Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends

The Hurricanes are 3-2 straight up in their last 5 outings but have covered just once ATS over that stretch. Carolina is a lackluster 11-16 ATS at home in 2023-24. None of the Hurricanes last 5 games have gone OVER the posted total. However, overs have hit in 13 of Carolina’s 27 home games this campaign. The Hurricanes are 4-1 straight up in their last 5 home meetings with the Panthers.


Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes 2/22/24 Betting Picks

This game promises to be an intense rivalry, with both teams possessing strong offensive and defensive capabilities. Based on analysis and betting trends, it seems evenly matched; making this matchup challenging to predict. However, given both teams’ offensive capabilities as well as goaltender stability issues this may sway slightly towards the Panthers due to their more consistent offensive output and road game success.

Bettors looking for the best live betting website options will gain a dynamic view as the game unfolds. Given both teams’ offensive potency, an OVER on total score may prove tempting if the line reflects teams’ scoring trends accurately. Prop bets such as Reinhart scoring a goal or Aho notching points may also bring considerable returns.


Free Pick and Prediction: Florida Panthers 4, Carolina Hurricanes 3

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