Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers Odds & NHL Game Schedule

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Hurricanes vs Panthers in 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Key Takeaways:

  • โญ๏ธ The Carolina Hurricanes are favored by 1.5 goals vs. the Panthers.
  • ๐Ÿ“Š Using implied probability, the Hurricanes have a 53.5% chance of beating the Panthers.
  • ๐Ÿ† The Panthers won the first matchup between these two teams on Nov. 10.

The Carolina Hurricanes are coming into their second matchup of the season vs. the Florida Panthers as the favorites. The last time these teams met in November, the Panthers won handily, 5-2.

The next time the Hurricanes and Panthers face off on March 14, North Carolina sports betting will be live, and you'll be able to bet on NHL games. So it's worth watching the outcome of this game to see how Game 3 could go.

Hurricanes vs Panthers Odds: Who Is Favored To Win?

The Hurricanes are favored to win with -115 odds vs. the Panthers at PNC Arena. The Hurricanes are +210 to win by at least 1.5 goals, which means they have to win by two or more goals for you to cash in.

๐Ÿ’ Puck LineCAR -1.5 (+210)
๐Ÿ“Š Total6
๐Ÿ“ˆ MoneylineFLA -105, CAR -115
โœ… Last Verified:February 23, 2024

The over-under of 6 goals is considered on the high end for a typical NHL game. Both teams have good, young, talented offenses, so it makes sense as to why the over-under is higher than usual. The moneyline odds are close to a tossup, so it should be a very closely contested game. At least that's what the oddsmakers think.

February 2024 Hurricanes vs. Panthers: What The Spread Tells Us

For Friday's Hurricanes-Panthers game, the Hurricanes are +210 on the spread of -1.5 (win by two or more goals). The Panthers are -258 on the spread of +1.5 (don't lose by two or more goals).

For every NHL game, there is a spread (or what's called the "puck line") of 1.5 goals. Some games, if a team is a prohibitive favorite, there can be a 2-goal spread. The team that is favored more on the moneyline will also have better odds on the spread.

Very, very rarely does the spread ever move beyond the standard 1.5 goals, as hockey games are typically close. It's important to note that many hockey bettors prefer to bet on the spread, because the payouts on successful wagers are bigger. 

Also, many one-goal leads for teams in the final two minutes turn into two-goal leads, because the losing team always pulls their goalie to have an extra attacker. But, odds are, the team with the one-goal lead will score the "empty-netter" to seal the victory and make the people who bet on that team to cover the spread very happy.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers: What The Moneyline Tells Us

The Hurricanes are -115 on the moneyline, while the Panthers are -105. That translates to a 53.5% chance of the Hurricanes winning, according to implied probability.

The moneyline for NHL games typically doesn't move around much once its set by the sportsbooks. But savvy fans know to keep an eye on any personnel changes that happen on the day of the game, including lineup changes and injuries.

Those are things that can affect the moneyline, and savvy bettors know to get their moneyline bets in quick if sudden personnel changes haven't been noticed yet by the sportsbooks.

Carolina Hurricanes Chances To Win vs Florida Panthers

Any regular-season game between these teams this season, however, figures to be pretty close on the moneyline. You can see this reflected in the Panthers and Hurricanes chances to win the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Panthers have a 11.1% chance to win the Stanley Cup, while the Hurricanes have a 10% chance.

These teams have a healthy rivalry, too, so each team gets up for the other, probably more than most opponents.

How Carolina Hurricanes Win vs Florida Panthers

  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Hurricanes Strengths: Speed, shots on goal
  • ๐Ÿ“‰ Hurricanes Weaknesses: Goaltending

Carolina beats teams with their speed and skill up front, led by top forward Sebastian Aho (18th in the points so far). Carolina typically throws a lot of shots on net and tries to cycle the puck deep in the opposing zone.

Most pundits still point to the very important position of goaltender as a potential weakness for Carolina, though the Canes are allowing the ninth-fewest goals per game (2.82). Antti Raanta and Pyotr Kochetkov have split the goaltending duties in place of Frederik Andersen, who has been out since the fall with blood clots. They enter this game with a combined save percentage under .891โ€”considered subpar in hockey.

How Panthers Wins vs Hurricanes 

  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Panthers Strengths: Forwards, defense, goaltending
  • ๐Ÿ“‰ Panthers Weaknesses: Depth

Florida has a premier forward in Matthew Tkachuk, who led the team to the Stanley Cup Final last spring. He is not only very skilled with a puck, but nasty to play against as well. He gets opponents off their game mentally with physical play and he's considered one of the league's best "agitators" and trash talkers. 

The Panthers have four of the top 30 point scorers in the NHL right now in center Sam Reinhart (67), Tkachuk (65), center Carter Verhaeghe (59) and center Aleksander Barkov (54). Reinhart is the second highest goalscorer in the entire league so far with 39 goals. Florida also boasts a strong, mobile defensive corps.

Overall, the Panthers are allowing the second-lowest goals per game (2.43). Veteran goalie Sergei Bobrovsky's current save percentage of .915 is slightly above average, and he's the sixth-ranked goalie in the NHL in goals allowed per game, though he can run hot and cold. 

Florida probably doesn't have the overall depth offensively of Carolina. 

Latest Panthers vs Hurricanes Updates February 2024

  • ๐Ÿ“… Jan. 4, 2024: Canes forward Sebastian Aho and Panthers center Sam Reinhart are named to the 2024 NHL All-Star Game.
  • ๐Ÿ“… Dec. 15, 2023: The Hurricanes announce Fanatics Sportsbook North Carolina as their in-state betting partner.
  • ๐Ÿ“… Nov. 6, 2023: The Hurricanes place goalie Frederik Andersen on IR with blood clots and sign goalie Jaroslav Halak as free agent.
  • ๐Ÿ“… July 21, 2023: Carolina signs Aho to eight-year contract extension.
  • ๐Ÿ“… June 28, 2023: The Hurricanes draft Bradly Nadeau in the first round of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.
  • ๐Ÿ“… June 27, 2023: Florida signs veteran forward Evan Rodrigues to four-year free-agent contract.
  • ๐Ÿ“… May 24, 2023: The Panthers eliminate the Hurricanes from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference finals.

Carolina Hurricanes Coaches & Top Team Players

Carolina is coached by Rod "The Bod" Brind'Amour, who has been at the helm since 2018.

The Hurricanes' top players include Sebastian Aho, Jesper Kotkaniemi, Jaccob Slavin, Brent Burns, Martin Necas, Seth Jarvis, Jordan Staal and Brady Skjei.

Aho has the ability to score 50 goals, while Slavin is a terrific two-way defender and his partner, 38-year-old Burns, is as tough and savvy as they come.

Florida Panthers Coaches & Top Team Players

Florida's head coach is Paul Maurice, a veteran coach who coached the Hurricanes for several years previously. He took the team to the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals before losing to Detroit.

Florida's top player is Matthew Tkachuk, who scored 40 goals for the team last season. Sam Reinhart is having a strong season so far, with 39 goals and 67 points through 56 games. He made his first All-Star Game roster this season as the No. 2 goalscorer in the NHL. Veteran Aleksander Barkov is another top Panthers forward. 

Defensively, the team's best player is probably veteran Oliver-Ekman Larsson, a strong two-way player.

How to Watch Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Game

You can watch the Hurricanes-Panthers game on Thursday, Feb. 22 with ESPN+. In Florida, the game can be seen local on Bally Sports Florida and in Carolina on Bally Sports.

  • โŒ Nov. 10: Florida wins, 5-2
  • ๐Ÿ“… Feb. 22: Florida at Carolina
  • ๐Ÿ“… March 14: Florida at Carolina

2023-2024 Hurricanes vs Panthers Predictions & Rankings

I'm going to predict the Hurricanes win the Metropolitan Division with 112 pointsโ€”they are currently in second place with 71โ€”although they will surely get strong challenges from the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils and maybe the New York Islanders.

I predict the Florida Panthers finish third in the tough Atlantic Division with 100 overall points, behind Boston and Tampa Bay. The Panthers are currently leading the Atlantic with 78 points.

The Panthers and Hurricanes both rank within the Top 10 NHL teams in overall points this season with the Panthers at No. 2 and the Canes at No. 8. The Panthers odds to win the Stanley Cup are +800, while the Hurricanes are at +900.

The Hurricanes are +450 to win the NHL Eastern Conference title, behind the Panthers at +400 and the Bruins at +425.

Betting on Hurricanesย vs Panthers

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Until then, you can place a bet at any of the three retail North Carolina sportsbooks located at tribal casinos:

Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prop Bets

Prop bets are a great way for hockey bettors to cash bigger profits on successful wagers. If you correctly pick a defenseman that rarely scores to actually score a goal in the game, your payout can be huge if they do.

Prop bets are very popular in hockey, but usually best done in small amounts. It's easy to lose your shirt, in other words, on a big prop bet.

๐Ÿ’ 2nd Period Ends in Tie+205
๐Ÿ’ 60 Min Line: Draw+320
๐Ÿ’ Game to Go to OT+285
๐ŸŒ€ CAR to Win from Behind+300
๐Ÿพ FLA to Win in Shutout+1500
โœ… Last Verified:February 23, 2024

Player prop bets, will typically involve plus-odds, because scoring a goal in a hockey game is tougher than, say, a basketball player scoring points.

But very often, the top goal-scorers for each team will minus-odds next to their name to score a goal. It's usually a minus-odds number that has a pretty nice profit margin, though. For players that only score occasiolly, they will often have odds of +500 or higher as a goal-scoring prop bet.

Futures Bets on Panthers vs Hurricanes

As noted, the Hurricanes odds to win the Stanley Cup playoffs are +900, while the Panthers are +800. Some players have odds to win in the significant awards categories such as the Hart Trophy (given to the league MVP), the Rocket Richard Trophy (awarded to the top goalscorer), the Vezina Trophy (for the best goaltender), and the Norris Trophy (given to the top defenseman).

๐ŸŒ€ Hurricanes Stanley Cup Odds+900
๐Ÿพ Panthers Stanley Cup Odds+800
๐Ÿพ Sam Reinhart Hart Trophy Odds+5000
๐Ÿพ Matthew Tkachuk Hart Trophy Odds+10000
๐Ÿพ Reinhart Rocket Richard Trophy Odds+1500
๐Ÿพ Sergei Bobrovsky Vezina Trophy Odds+2000
๐ŸŒ€ Jaccob Slavin Norris Trophy Odds+10000
โœ… Last Verified:February 23, 2024

๐Ÿ”ฎ MORE: Futures Bets in North Carolina

A History of the Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Rivalry

A burgeoning rivalry is developing between the Carolina Hurricanes and Florida Panthers, as the two teams met last season in the Eastern Conference Final. The Panthers shocked everybody by winning in a four-game sweep. 

Previously, there wasn't much of a rivalry, as the Panthers were a bad team for many seasons.

Panthers vs. Hurricanes Records

Carolina is 8-5-0 entering this game. Florida is 7-4-1. Carolina is 71-46-11-10 all time against Florida.

NHL PlayoffsHurricanesPanthers
Conf. Champ. Wins22
Stanley Cup Wins10

Top 5 Games Between Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes

  • May 18, 2023 Florida wins Game 1 of Eastern Conference Final over Carolina, 4-3 in four overtimes. It was the longest game in Carolina history.
  • May 20, 2023 Florida stuns Carolina in Game 2 of ECF with a 2-1 win in Raleigh.
  • May 22, 2023 Florida take a 3-0 series lead on Carolina with a 1-0 victory.
  • May 24, 2023 Florida pulls off the sweep of Carolina in ECF with a 4-3 victory. Every game in the series is decided by one goal.
  • April 13, 2023 Florida loses 6-4 to Carolina, but still manages to squeak into the Eastern Conference playoffs as the No. 8 seed.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Game FAQs

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Adrian Dater writes about the Hurricanes for BetCarolina.com. The longtime NHL writer spent 25 years at The Denver Post, 20 of which as the beat writer of the Colorado Avalanche.

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