Florida Panthers (26-9-4) at Carolina Hurricanes (25-9-3)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm (PNC Arena)
The Line: Carolina Hurricanes -142 / Florida Panthers +129 --- Over/Under: 5.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes meet Tuesday in NHL action at the PNC Arena.
The Florida Panthers look for another win to build on their six-game winning streak. The Florida Panthers are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Carter Verhaeghe leads Florida with 17 goals, Jonathan Huberdeau has 28 assists and Aleksander Barkov has 119 shots on goal. Defensively, the Florida Panthers are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 80.7 percent of their opponents power plays. Chris Driedger has given up 35 goals on 509 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 62 goals on 690 shots.
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after winning five of their last seven games. The Carolina Hurricanes are averaging 3.2 goals per game and are scoring on 29.4 percent of their power play opportunities. Sebastian Aho leads Carolina with 15 goals, Dougie Hamilton has 26 assists and Andrei Svechnikov has 103 shots on goal. Defensively, the Carolina Hurricanes are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponents power plays. Alex Nedeljkovic has allowed 30 goals on 393 shots faced and James Reimer has allowed 52 goals on 550 shots.
The Panthers are 11-5 in their last 16 road games and 6-0 in their last 6 overall. The Hurricanes are 12-5 in their last 17 home games and 13-5 in their last 18 overall. The under is 4-1 in Panthers last 5 overall. The under is 8-3-3 in Hurricanes last 14 overall. The Panthers are 12-34-2 in the last 48 meetings in Carolina and 2-8 in the last 10 meetings. The favorite is 47-21 in the last 68 meetings. The road team is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings.
The Carolina Hurricanes have earned the right to be favored against most teams this season at home, as they've been quite consistent and they've won three of the four meetings this season against the Panthers. However, the Florida Panthers are currently the best team in the league in terms of points earned, and they're going through their best stretch of the season with six straight wins. The Panthers have also won 11 of their last 16 road games. I'll gladly take the blue money with the Panthers here.