Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes 05/03/2021 NHL Tips, Spread & Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes 05/03/2021 – It’s technically a no-bearing game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, but it won’t stop the teams from playing competitive hockey on Monday. The Hurricanes, who are already secure a playoff berth in the Central Division, are set to play in their final homestand of the regular season by hosting a three-game series against the Blackhawks at the PNC Arena. The Blackhawks have been sacked from playoff contention after they lost a series of games, which included a 5-4 loss to the Florida Panthers on Saturday. The visitors are expected to be underdogs when they hit North Carolina. Based on the NHL Betting Lines, Chicago will have to defy a +180 moneyline price against the Hurricanes, who are pegged at -222 as favorites at home.
Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes 05/03/2021
When: Monday, May 3, 7:00 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
TV: BSSO | NBCSCH
Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes 05/03/2021 Betting Odds:
With just five more games left to play, capping off the regular season in a dreadful manner is the last thing the Blackhawks would want to do. Pressure is off their shoulders, but Chicago remains determined to compete at a high level. Coach Jeremy Colliton had the right words to describe his blueprint for his team’s final stretch of the year. According to him, the “focus is to play with pride and play the right way and to realize there is something that we continue to build (in Chicago.” Simply stated, with their visit to Carolina being their final road trip of the season, the Blackhawks are expected to continue to compete as if they are still in the postseason contention.
Players to watch: P. Kane RW (G 15 A 47 PTS 62), A. DeBrincat LW (G 25 A 23 PTS 48), D. Kubalik LW (G 17 A 16 PTS 33).
Despite being assured of a playoff spot, the Hurricanes remain vicious on ice as they play in the homestretch of the regular season. Carolina has extended their winning streak to three after nipping the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday in OT, 2-1, top-notch 75 points with still five more games to be played. The team has played exceptionally well at the PNC Arena as it has registered an 18-3-4 record entering their final homestand. The goal right now is to seal the top seed in the Central Division. Defenseman Jaccob Slavin says there is no reason for the Hurricanes to let their guards down, stating that they “want to continue to fine-tune our game heading into the postseason.”
Players to watch: S. Aho RW (G 21 A 31 PTS 52), D. Hamilton D (G 9 A 31 PTS 40), V. Trocheck C (G 17 A 22 PTS 39).
Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Chicago’s last 6 games.
Carolina is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
Blackhawks vs Hurricanes Betting Picks
The Hurricanes will send the Blackhawks to their fifth straight loss as they begin their final regular-season homestand on a high note. Back Carolina in the best sportsbook online as the team is expected to stretch their victory surge at the expense of Chicago. The defense will be the focus of Monday’s game for the Hurricanes – a stifling one that will keep their visitors from mounting any type of uprising.
Score Prediction: Blackhawks 1, Hurricanes 3.