Carolina Hurricanes at Florida Panthers - 2/27/21 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Florida Panthers (13-4-2) vs Carolina Hurricanes (12-6-1)
Game Info: Saturday, February 27, 2021 at 7:00 pm (BB&T Center)
Betting Odds: Florida Panthers +110 / Carolina Hurricanes -133 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers meet in NHL action from the BB&T Center on Saturday night.
The Carolina Hurricanes will be out to snap a three-game losing streak after a 3-1 loss to Tampa Bay in their last game. Sebastian Aho leads the Hurricanes in scoring with 17 points coming on 6 goals and 11 assists while Vincent Trocheck and Andrei Svechnikov each have 16 points with Trocheck logging 9 goals with 7 assists whileSVechnikov flipped the stats with 7 goals and 9 helpers. Jordan Staal has 7 goals with 8 assists while Nino Niederreiter has 12 points with 9 goals. Dougie Hamilton, Brock McGinn and Martin Necas each have 11 points with McGinn logging 7 goals and 4 helpers while Hamilton and Necas have a combined 19 assists. James Reimer continues to lead Carolina between the pipes, going 8-3 with a 2.99 GAA in 11 appearances this season.
The Florida Panthers will look to continue their strong start to the season after a 3-2 win over Dallas last time out. Jonathan Huberdeau has a team-high 23 points with 7 goals and 16 assists while Aleksander Barkov has 20 points with 8 goals and 12 assists. Patric Hornqvist has 16 points split between 8 goals and 8 assists while Carter Verhaeghe has 14 points with 7 goals and 7 apples. Keith Yandle’s got 3 goals and 10 assists for his 13 points while Aaron Ekblad’s got 11 points with 6 goals and 5 assists and Alex Wennberg and Anthony Duclair each have 10 points. Chris Driedger’s made 10 appearances for the Panthers with 7 wins and a 2.18 GAA while Sergei Bobrovsky has a 6-3 record and a 3.05 GAA in 9 appearances.
Carolina is 1-4 in their last 5 games against a team with a winning record and 63-30 in their last 93 games as a favorite while the under is 3-0-1 in their last 4 games overall. Florida is 5-2 in their last 7 games overall and 2-8 in their last 10 Saturday games while the under is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Carolina is 8-3 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams and 4-1 in the last 5 meetings between these two teams in Florida.
I get why the case could be made for the Hurricanes on the road as they’ve had the bulk of the success in recent meetings with Florida. However, the ‘Canes have also lost three in a row coming into this game and Florida is still off to a really strong start, especially at home. Hard to not give a look to Florida and the plus money here.