Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 05/17/2021 NHL Tips, Spread & Picks
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Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 05/17/2021 – The first-round series opener between the Nashville Predators and the Carolina Hurricanes takes place on Monday at the PNC Arena in North Carolina. The Hurricanes, who are the top seed in the Central Division, will head to the game as favorites in the top betting sites for NHL. Pegged at -177 at home, Carolina will look to impose its will against the Predators, who seized the fourth and final playoff spot of the division after an outstanding second half of the regular season. The visitors are priced at +160 in the moneyline market. The game begins at 08:00 PM Eastern Time with a live broadcast on CNBC. Fans can also catch it via streaming on NHL.TV.
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 05/17/2021
When: Monday, May 17, 8:00 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes 05/17/2021 Betting Odds:
The Nashville Predators are entering Game 1 of the first-round series against the Hurricanes as underdogs. But the team did not appear as such during its last two meetings against Carolina, including its final regular-season matchup where they dismantled the powerhouse squad via a 5-0 shutout. Taking down the division’s No. 1 team was a morale-boosting development for the Predators. The actual betting odds may be against them, but the team knows they are capable of pulling off an upset. And should they succeed in Game 1, spectators should expect a significant change in the complexion of the series.
Players to watch: R. Josi D (G 8 A 25 PTS 33), F. Forsberg LW (G 12 A 20 PTS 32), C. Jarnkrok C (G 13 A 15 PTS 28).
The Carolina Hurricanes may have reserved their weapons during the tail-end of the regular season and perhaps it was the reason why the Predators had them scoreless in their last meeting. Carolina dropped its last two meetings against Nashville; prior to it, however, the team dominated the head-to-head matchup as it won the first six games while outsourcing the Predators 24-17. The registered result was not surprising at all according to coach Rod Brind’Amour, who implied that his team was slightly fortunate that they played against a depleted Nashville squad during the earlier parts of the season. The 50-year-old tactician spoke highly of his team’s adversary, whom he said is dangerous when its members are at their full strength.
Players to watch: S. Aho RW (G 24 A 33 PTS 57), V. Trocheck C (G 17 A 26 PTS 43), A. Svechnikov RW (G 15 A 27 PTS 42).
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Predictions
Nashville is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 7 games.
Nashville Predators vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Picks
The Hurricanes got their guts punched by the Predators in their last meeting before the playoffs. It was a message that made them aware that Nashville could be lethal when the team has healthy legs on the ice. For Carolina, one of the goals is to prove that they can translate their success in the regular season all the way to the postseason – and that makes their first game of the playoffs all the more significant. Thus, top sportsbooks should expect a surge in wagers backing the Hurricanes in the NHL Betting Odds. NHL fans will be in for a treat as Carolina takes Game 1 of the series.
Score Prediction: Predators 2, Hurricanes 5.