Panthers vs Hurricanes Prediction NHL Picks 2/22/24

Carolina Hurricanes (33-17-5) vs Florida Panthers (37-15-4)

Game Info: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)

Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes -135 / Florida Panthers +109 --- Over/Under: 6 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes face off on Thursday in an NHL showdown at PNC Arena. Let’s look at the betting matchup and give a free Panthers vs Hurricanes prediction.

Panthers Continue to Win

The Panthers are one of the best teams in the NHL and they are coming off a victory in the last game against the Senators. They gave up two goals in the third period, but they still were able to win in overtime. Brandon Montour had a strong game putting up one goal and an assist. The Panthers are averaging 3.34 goals while their defense is giving up 2.43 goals per game. The offense is ranked 11th in the league while the defense is ranked 2nd. Sam Reinhart has scored 39 goals and added 28 assists. In this game if the defense is good, the Panthers should be in good shape to secure another win. The Panthers will meet the Capitals after this one.

Hurricanes Have Won Three Straight

The Hurricanes have won three straight games, and during the three games they have scored 14 goals total. On Monday the Hurricanes faced off against the Chicago Blackhawks and they were able to secure the 6-3 victory. The Panthers are averaging 3.38 goals while their defense is giving up 2.91 goals per game. The offense is ranked 8th and they are going to need to continue the offensive success again here. 

Carolina Hurricanes Player Prop Facts

  • Sebastian Aho has scored a goal in each of the Hurricanes' last three home games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Sebastian Aho has recorded at least one point in each of the Hurricanes' last 10 games against Eastern Conference opponents.
  • Sebastian Aho has recorded at least one assist in seven of the Hurricanes' last eight home games against the Panthers.
  • Jordan Martinook has recorded two assists against the Panthers this season - equal-most against any opponent.

Florida Panthers Player Prop Facts

  • Aleksander Barkov has scored at least one goal in seven of the Panthers' last eight games as underdogs against the Hurricanes.
  • Matthew Tkachuk has recorded at least one point in each of the Panthers' last six games.
  • Matthew Tkachuk has recorded at least one assist in each of the Panthers' last six games.
  • Sam Reinhart ranks 1st in the league for Power Play Goals (22) this season.

Matchup/League Facts

  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 3rd in the league in power play percentage this season (27.68%).
  • The Carolina Hurricanes rank 3rd in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (84.09%).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 2nd in the league for goals against per game this season (2.43).
  • The Florida Panthers rank 4th in the league in penalty kill percentage this season (83.24%).

Panthers vs Hurricanes Betting Prediction

The Hurricanes have continued to win games and their offense has been quite impressive. The Panthers are averaging 3.38 goals, and over the last three games they have scored 14 goals total. Look for the Hurricanes to get the offense out to a fast start and that is going to be the difference here as Carolina is going to get the job done. Back the Hurricanes on the money line to secure the win. 

Shane’s Pick Hurricanes ML

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