Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction 3/14/2024

The Florida Panthers (45-17-4) travel to face off against the Carolina Hurricanes (39-20-6) on Thursday, March 14th. This game will be played at PNC Arena in Raleigh and televised on ESPN+. The Panthers are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Hurricanes are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Rangers. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Panthers vs Hurricanes

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The Florida Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

As the first-place team in the Eastern Conference, the Florida Panthers have been the team to beat this season. Overall, the Panthers have gone 45-17-4, and they have won two straight games. On the road, Florida has gone 24-8-2 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Panthers have gone 8-2, and they have a 26-9 record against Eastern Conference opponents. Against teams in the Atlantic Division, Florida has gone 12-4 this season. As the underdog, the Panthers have gone 6-4-2 this year.

Florida has an overall puck line record of 34-32 this season, including going 6-4 over their last ten games. So far, the Panthers have 28 wins by more than one goal compared to just 17 wins by one goal.

On the road, the Panthers have a puck line record of 23-11, and they have won eight straight games vs. the puck line as the underdog. Their average scoring margin on the road this year is +1.3 goals per game.

In their most recent matchup, the Panthers played against the Stars and won with a score of 4-3. Offensively, the Panthers couldn’t break through in the first period, but they scored one time in the second period and three goals in the third. Of Florida’s four goals, three were scored while in power play situations. Their game ended with 30 shots on goal and four giveaways.

Going into the game, Florida was the underdog, giving them a win vs. the puck line. The teams surpassed the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals, with a combined total of 7 goals.

The Carolina Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Hurricanes have gone 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. Over their last ten games, the Hurricanes have gone 6-4.

For the season, Carolina is 39-20-6 and has 84 points. Against other Eastern Conference teams, the Hurricanes have gone 24-11, and they have been favored in 36 of their 58 games against conference opponents.

When favored, the Hurricanes have gone 23-35 against the puck line this season. Overall, Carolina has 25 wins by multiple goals and 14 wins by just one goal.

At home, the Hurricanes have gone 14-20 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +.7 goals per game. In their last ten home games, Carolina has gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

Following a 1-0 loss at home to the Rangers, the Hurricanes are eager to bounce back. The Rangers defense proved to be too much for Carolina’s offense, resulting in being shutout. During the game, the Hurricanes’ offense had 9 turnovers and took 28 shots on goal while being shutout.

Carolina was favored by -1.5 giving them a loss vs. the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 1 goal.

Florida Offense Breakdown

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.

The Panthers’ over/under record this season is 24-39-3. For the season, they have had 36 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.7 goals per game.

Hurricanes Offense Breakdown

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The Hurricanes come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 10th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 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.

This season, the over/under record for the Hurricanes’ is 27-37-1. Over the course of the season, they have had 34 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Florida Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Panthers head into the game ranked 28th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 27.6 shots per game against Florida. So far, they are 6th in shutouts, achieving 5 shutouts.

Carolina Team Defense

Carolina defense takes on the Panthers ranked 32nd in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 25.3 shots per game against Carolina. They also are 11th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Panthers vs Hurricanes Trends

  • The Panthers are 3-0 puck line in their three last road games and 3-0 straight-up.
  • Through their last five home games, Carolina has an puck line record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 2-3 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Hurricanes have gone 7-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 4-6.
  • Florida has done well both straight up and vs the puck line when favored to win the game, going 2-1 SU and 2-1 puck line in their last three games.

Panthers vs Hurricanes Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Panthers to come out with a win against the Hurricanes while playing on the road. Considering the moneyline odds at +101, I’m placing my bet on the Panthers to win outright.

If you’re looking to get a bet down on this matchup, we foresee the Panthers winning the underdog. However, if you’re not as confident in the Panthers straight-up, we’d still recommend placing a bet on them to cover the puck line.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

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