The New Jersey Devils and the Carolina Hurricanes meet in NHL action from the PNC Arena on Thursday night. Let’s dive into the odds, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Carolina is a -125 home favorite while New Jersey is a +105 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 5.5 goals.
Carolina’s 6-1 win back on Tuesday in game four made it three wins in the last four meetings between these two teams in this head-to-head matchup.
New Jersey is 17-7 in their last 24 division games and 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday games while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall. Carolina is 41-15 in their last 56 home games and 49-22 in their last 71 games overall while the over is 4-0 in their last 4 division games.
I’m backing the Hurricanes here. I think New Jersey’s best shot at getting back in this series was game four, but that’s come and gone. The Devils do play their best hockey on the road, but Carolina plays their best at home and I think the Hurricanes get it done and advance to the conference finals here.