The Carolina Hurricanes and the Florida Panthers meet in game three of their Eastern Conference Finals series in NHL action from the FLA Live Arena on Monday. Let’s dive into the odds, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Florida is listed as a -125 home favorite while Carolina is a +105 road underdog. The total for this game is set at 5.5 goals.
Florida’s 2-1 OT win in game two on Saturday made it back-to-back wins and 7 wins in the last 9 head-to-head meetings between these two teams.
Carolina is 50-24 in their last 74 games overall and 1-11 in their last 12 conference finals games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 road games. Florida is 73-34 in their last 107 home games and 9-1 in their last 10 games overall while the under is 6-0 in their last 6 games following a win.
I’m backing the Panthers here. They’ve simply been the better team of the two in the first two games of this series and frankly, the goaltending for the Panthers has been nothing short of spectacular in this postseason. Carolina’s a solid team, but the Panthers just feel like a team of destiny. I’ll side with the Panthers to do the unthinkable here and to take the 3-0 series lead with a win here.