Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes 5-20-23 NHL Prediction, Tips and Odds

Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes 5/20/23 – For an explosive Game 2 of the Western Conference Final when Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes will square off once more. Game 1 was an intense affair. The Panthers prevailed 3-2 overtime to lead this series against the Hurricanes, leaving their rivals eager for redemption. The Panthers seek to increase their lead over the Hurricanes to 2-0 while the Hurricanes are looking to even up the score, and the NHL betting sites favor them.

Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Date & Time: Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 8:00 PM ET

Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC


Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes 5/20/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: +132

Puckline: +1.5 (-210)

Total: 5.5 over (-113)


Moneyline: -146

Puckline: -1.5 (+180)

Total: 5.5 under (+102)

Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Analysis

The Florida Panthers enter Game 2 on a high note, having clinched a hard-fought victory in Game 1. Their 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs showcased their resilience and ability to come out on top in tight contests. The Panthers’ penalty kill was impressive, allowing only one power-play goal despite spending four minutes in the penalty box. However, they will be looking to improve their offensive efficiency, as they managed to convert only one of their 43 shots on goal.

Statistically, the Panthers have been a formidable team this season. They have accumulated 288 goals, ranking them 6th in the league while surrendering 272. With 92 points and a points percentage of .561, they have demonstrated their competitiveness. The Panthers have been efficient on the power play, converting at 22.83% with 63 goals in 276 opportunities. At even strength, they have scored 225 goals and allowed 202. Their shooting percentage is 9.5%, while their save percentage is .896. Defensively, they have faced 291 power play opportunities and allowed 70 goals.

Sergei Bobrovsky is the netminder for the Florida Panthers. With an impressive career record, Bobrovsky has played in 642 games, recording 360 wins. His goals-against average is 2.61, and he boasts a save percentage of .915. Bobrovsky has faced a total of 18,835 shots, making 17,232 saves. His quality starts percentage is .573, with 359 quality starts throughout his career.

The Carolina Hurricanes look to rebound in Game 2 after a heartbreaking loss in the previous game. Their 3-2 victory over the Devils demonstrated their ability to secure significant wins. However, they need to generate more offense, as they scored only three goals on 39 shots.

Statistically, the Hurricanes have had a solid season. They have accumulated 262 goals and earned 113 points, resulting in a points percentage of .689. Their scoring has been balanced, with 170 even-strength goals and 50 power-play goals. Their power play conversion rate stands at 19.76%, and they have capitalized on 253 power play opportunities. Offensively, they have recorded 2,852 shots with a shooting percentage of 9.19%. Defensively, they have faced 2,132 shots, with a penalty kill percentage of 84.38%. The Hurricanes have allowed 210 goals and maintained a save percentage of 90.2%.

Frederik Andersen tends the net for the Carolina Hurricanes. With a career record of 282 wins in 479 games, Andersen brings experience and stability to the team. He has faced 14,051 shots and made 12,861 saves, resulting in a save percentage of .915. Andersen holds a goals-against average of 2.58 and boasts a quality start rate of 56.8%, with 264 quality starts in his career.

Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Against the Spread

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Florida’s last 6 games. Florida Panthers are 8-1 SU in their last 9 games. Florida Panthers are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games against Carolina. Florida Panthers are 7-0 SU in their last 7 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina.

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games. Carolina Hurricanes are 10-4 SU in their last 14 games. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games against Florida. Carolina Hurricanes are 8-2 SU in their last 10 games at home. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games when playing at home against Florida.

Florida Panthers vs. Carolina Hurricanes Free Pick

Based on team analysis and statistics, Florida Panthers are projected to take home victory in Game 2. They demonstrated resilience and determination during their previous match-up and their overall team performance has been stellar. Despite being the road underdog here, Panthers will beat the Hurricanes according to the NHL betting tips by the experts.

Free Pick: Florida Panthers +132