Panthers vs Hurricanes NHL Lines
The Florida Panthers look to do battle with the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday down in Sunrise. The Panthers have had issues of late, and Carolina is trying to weather the storm with their concerns between the pipes in goal.
Let’s analyze and breakdown some key factors for this Eastern Conference showdown in this betting preview of Panthers vs Hurricanes NHL Lines for Friday night.
Records: Carolina Hurricanes (8-5-0, 16 points) vs Florida Panthers (7-4-1, 15 points)
Day/Time: Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Streaming: ESPN+/Live Sports Stream
Florida Cruising Along
The Florida Panthers have won five of their last seven games, getting their last victory on Wednesday, a 4-3 overtime decision to comeback and beat the below-average Washington Capitals on the road. Forward Sam Reinhart, who is back after dealing with some injury issues, scored the game-winning goal just 15 seconds into the extra frame for Florida.
Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky made 25 saves on 28 shots to earn his sixth win of the season. Florida has been able to navigate through the year without their two big blue-line stars Aaron Ekbland and Brandon Montour, and their offense has been a big reason for their winning ways. Aleksander Barkov scored a goal and an assist last game. The captain has four goals and eight assists in eleven games this season.
Goalie Concerns in Carolina?
The Carolina Hurricanes have won back-to-back games and are looking to climb back toward the top of the Metropolitan Division as they battle with Florida in this road contest on Friday night. The Canes have struggled with the “Cats” in recent history, with the Panthers winning nine of the last eleven meetings, including five of their last six contests at home.
Goaltending is the big question mark for head coach Rod Brind’Amour to figure out now that starter Frederik Andersen is out indefinitely with blood clot issues, and the club signed long-time NHL veteran Jaroslav Halak to back up Antti Raanta, leaving Pyotr Kochetkov in the AHL because he can be sent down without having to go through waivers.
With Raanta also having NHL injury troubles throughout his career, this could get worse for the Hurricanes over time. Thankfully, they still have solid offensive players like Martin Necas and Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who have five goals and are ranked top-two in points leaders for the club.
Panthers at Hurricanes Betting Odds
Sportsbooks have the hosting Carolina Hurricanes Live NHL odds to win as moderate favorites against the visiting Florida Panthers on Friday night, priced at -135. Both teams have won their last two contests, but Florida has won nine of their last eleven meetings against Carolina, including five of the previous six at home.
Concluding the Panthers at Hurricanes NHL Lines Betting Preview: The total for this contest is set at 6.5 goals. The Panthers have been trending Under the total in four of their last seven games overall, while the Hurricanes have gone Under the total in six of their last seven games and in six of the last eight against Florida.
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