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Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 04/15/2021 Hockey Betting, Tips & Predictions
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Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 04/15/2021 – Two teams coming off separate unconventional finishes face off for a highly anticipated Central Division showdown on Thursday night. The Carolina Hurricanes, who have lost two straight against last-placed Detroit Red Wings, are set to host a surging Nashville Predators at 07:00 PM Eastern Time inside the PNC Arena. The Predators continue to impress as they set their sights on the postseason joust. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, have managed to stay atop the division standings despite the surprising setback. However, the home team is aware that their spot is in serious jeopardy, calling forth a must-win mentality against Carolina. Based on the latest NHL betting odds, the Hurricanes are more likely to pick up their bearings as the team is offered at -174 to win, as compared to the Predators, who are pegged at +157.
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 04/15/2021
When: Thursday, April 15, 7:00 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 04/15/2021 Betting Odds:
The Predators went on a scoring spree against the Lightning on Tuesday, giving them an extreme boost when they visit the Hurricanes on Thursday. Nashville Predators have been playing a nearly flawless type of hockey since the start of the second half of the season, and that propelled the team to enter past the playoff line of the Central Division. The team has now amassed 49 points behind 24 wins in 44 games, putting them four points above the fifth-placed Chicago Blackhawks in the race. Nashville has unleashed its vicious offensive weapons and that resulted in two games in its last four games where it reached seven goals. That sounds like a serious threat for the rest of the teams, not just in the division, but across the entire NHL.
Players to watch: F. Forsberg LW (G 11, A 18, PTS 29), R. Josi D (G 5, A 22, PTS 27), V. Arvidsson RW (G 10, A 14, PTS 24).
The Hurricanes have established themselves as bona fide contenders in the Central Division this season, but it does not seem to be such during their last couple of outings. In a rare and sudden turn of events, Carolina has suffered back-to-back losses against the cellar-dwelling Detroit Red Wings. The pair of defeats has been a huge blow for a team aiming to seize the top spot in the division. Instead, it has allowed the Lightning and the Florida Panthers to join them in a logjam for the No. 1 place with 58 points each. Losing its third game in a row is something the Hurricanes could not afford to commit, otherwise, their mental fortitude could be placed in peril.
Players to watch: S. Aho RW (G 17 A 21 PTS 38), V. Trocheck C (G 16 A 18 PTS 34), D. Hamilton D (G 16 A 18 PTS 34).
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions
Nashville is 11-2 SU in their last 13 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games.
Predators vs Hurricanes Betting Picks
The Predators have been on a scoring rampage as of late, and the Hurricanes were made aware of it. Carolina will hold the Predators’ offense in check as the home team defies falling to a three-game losing skid. Bettors backing Nashville in the top gambling sites is not surprising given the impressive showing from the visitors over their last games. But the Hurricanes have pride in them. Thursday’s battle will be a treat for NHL fans, and Carolina is set to show who really rules the Central Division.
Score Prediction: Predators 2, Hurricanes 5.