Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers 5-22-23 Prediction, Best Picks and Odds

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers 5/22/23 – Game 3 between Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers will occur at FLA Live Arena. As the Panthers have taken an early lead with two victories, the Hurricanes are determined to recover and shift the momentum back in their favor. As NHL betting experts, let’s assess each team and player closely to understand this crucial matchup.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers 

Date & Time: Monday, May 22, 2023, at 8:00 PM ET

Location: FLA Live Arena Sunrise, FL


Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers 5/22/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -105

Puckline: +1.5 (-285)

Total: 5.5 over (-104)


Moneyline: -105

Puckline: -1.5 (+240)

Total: 5.5 under (-106)

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers Analysis

The Carolina Hurricanes enter Game 3 of their series against the Florida Panthers with an uncertain record, trailing by one game 0-2. Their previous matchup ended with a narrow 2-1 defeat, failing to generate enough offense for victory. Carolina’s offensive struggles were evident as they only managed to convert one out of 38 shots taken and missed any three power play opportunities they were granted. To turn around their series, the Hurricanes must find ways to break through Panthers’ defense and create more scoring chances.

The Hurricanes have had an outstanding year on defense, giving up only 170 goals at even strength. Frederik Andersen brings extensive goaltending experience to Carolina. Andersen earned himself an impeccable record throughout his professional career with 282-125-52 as he started 465 games with an average goal against 2.58. Andersen has achieved a save percentage of 0.915, showcasing his ability to make key saves at critical moments. The Hurricanes will rely heavily on his experience to contain the Panthers’ offensive attack in Game 3.

The Florida Panthers have been spectacular in this series against Carolina so far. They currently hold an unassailable 2-0 advantage against them. In their most recent contest, the Panthers claimed a 2-0 win, showcasing both offensive prowess and defensive strength. Florida’s offense showed their efficiency by scoring twice on 26 shots at goal – an impressive display of their ability to capitalize on scoring chances. With their explosive offense, the Panthers have been one of the most prolific teams this season – ranking eighth overall in the league with 225 goals scored at even strength and an additional 63 on power play.

Sergei Bobrovsky has been integral to the Panthers’ success as their goaltender. Bobrovsky boasts an incredible save percentage of 0.915, having made 17,232 saves out of 18,835 shots attempted against him. With an outstanding career record of 360-207-51, Bobrovsky has proven himself an effective goaltender. He will be crucial in making essential saves and providing stability in the net for the Panthers as they attempt to extend their winning streak in Game 3.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers Against the Spread

Looking at their betting trends, the Carolina Hurricanes have shown remarkable perseverance by winning 10 out of their last 15 games. However, they have had difficulty competing against the Florida Panthers, winning only 2 out of their previous 9 meetings. Carolina has seen their last six road games against Florida go over their total, and seven out of their 10 when playing away from home against them have had totals go over as well. Florida Panthers have been on an impressive win streak, winning 9 out of their last 10 contests. They have also found success against the Hurricanes, winning five out of seven meetings within the Metropolitan Division. 

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers Free Pick

Here are our recommended picks, considering statistics, trends, and odds provide for a higher close matchup.

Moneyline: Panthers (-105)

The Florida Panthers have been in excellent form, winning 9 out of their last 10 games and displaying offensive solid capabilities. With the home advantage and a dominant record against the Hurricanes, the Panthers are favored to come out on top in Game 3.

Puckline: Panthers -1.5 (+240)

If you’re looking for a higher risk-reward option, the Panthers covering the puck line is worth considering. Their recent performances and the Hurricanes’ offensive struggles make the Panthers a strong candidate to win by at least two goals.

Total Points: Under 5.5 (-106)

Both teams have showcased solid goaltending and defensive prowess throughout the season. Considering the importance of this game and the potential for a tighter, low-scoring affair, we anticipate the total points falling under the projected line.

With these selections, the Florida Panthers will maintain their winning streak and secure victory in Game 3, taking advantage of their offensive firepower and strong overall form to secure another triumphant.

Prediction: 4-2 Florida Panthers win
The stakes could not be higher as the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers gear up for Game 3. With Florida holding a commanding lead of 2-0 in this series, Hurricanes fans and bettors can use our comprehensive analysis of team performances, player statistics, and NHL betting lines to make sound decisions when placing their bets – while hockey enthusiasts alike look forward to an exhilarating and intense battle on the ice between these talented squads.