Panthers vs. Hurricanes betting preview

Media by Associated Press: Carolina Hurricanes center Martin Necas (88) against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of an NHL hockey game Thursday

Wednesday will feature a projected competitive NHL contest between the Florida Panthers (42-32-8, -117 on the moneyline to win) and the Carolina Hurricanes (52-21-9, -102 moneyline odds) at 8:00 PM ET on TNT.

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Panthers vs. Hurricanes betting lines

  • Favorite: Panthers (-117)
  • Underdog: Hurricanes (-102)
  • Over/under: 5.5

Panthers vs. Hurricanes Quick Facts

  • Florida has combined with its opponent to score more than 5.5 goals in 69 of 97 games this season.
  • So far this season, 46.9% of Carolina’s games (45/96) have had more goals than Wednesday’s over/under of 5.5.
  • Wednesday’s over/under is 1.2 lower than the two teams’ combined average of 6.7 goals per game.
  • This game’s over/under is 0.4 less than the 5.9 goals these two teams concede per game combined.

Panthers Stats, Moneyline & Leaders

Panthers Season Stat Insights

  • The Panthers score the sixth-most goals in the league, averaging 3.5 per game for a total of 288 this season.
  • The Panthers are ranked 21st in league play in goals against this season, having allowed 272 total goals (3.3 per game).
  • Their goal differential (+16) ranks them 16th in the league.
  • The Panthers’ 63 power-play goals this season are seventh-best in the NHL (on 276 power-play chances).
  • The Panthers have the NHL’s 10th-best power-play conversion rate at 22.8%.
  • The Panthers have scored a total of six shorthanded goals this season.
  • The Panthers have the league’s 23rd-ranked penalty-kill percentage at 76%.
  • The Panthers’ players win 48.9% of their faceoffs to rank 22nd in the league.
  • The Panthers shoot 9.5% as a team, ranked 22nd-best in the league.
  • The Panthers’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 21.4 hits and 13 blocked shots per game.

Panthers Moneyline

  • Through 65 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Florida has won 35 of those games.
  • The Panthers have won 32 of the 58 games they have played with moneyline odds lower than -117.
  • The moneyline odds imply that Florida has a 53.9% chance of winning this contest.

Panthers Leaders

  • Matthew Tkachuk: 40 goals and 69 assists
  • Aleksander Barkov Jr.: 23 goals and 55 assists
  • Carter Verhaeghe: 42 goals and 31 assists
  • Sergei Bobrovsky: 24-20-3 record, .902 save percentage, 145 goals allowed

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Hurricanes Stats, Moneyline & Leaders

Hurricanes Stats Insights

  • The Hurricanes have scored 262 goals this season (3.2 per game) to rank 15th in the league.
  • The Hurricanes are one of the toughest defensive units in the NHL this season, conceding 210 goals (2.6 per game) to rank second.
  • Their +52 goal differential is seventh-best in the league.
  • The Hurricanes have put up 50 power-play goals this season, which ranks 18th in the NHL (on 253 power-play chances).
  • The Hurricanes have the league’s 19th-ranked power-play conversion rate of 19.8%.
  • The Hurricanes have scored 11 shorthanded goals this season (fourth in the NHL).
  • The 84.4% penalty-kill percentage the Hurricanes have put totgether is the league’s second-best rate.
  • The Hurricanes have the fifth-best faceoff win rate in the NHL (52.8%).
  • The 9.2% shooting percentage the Hurricanes have amassed ranks 26th in the league.
  • The Hurricanes have not yet shut out an opponent this season.

Hurricanes Moneyline Insights

  • The Hurricanes have been the underdog 18 times this season, and upset their opponent in nine, or 50.0%, of those games.
  • Carolina is 6-6 when it is underdogs of -102 or longer on the moneyline.
  • The Hurricanes have a 50.5% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).

Hurricanes Leaders

  • Martin Necas: 28 goals and 43 assists
  • Sebastian Aho: 36 goals and 32 assists
  • Brent Burns: 18 goals and 42 assists
  • Frederik Andersen: 21-11-1 record, .903 save percentage, 82 goals given up
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