Carolina Hurricanes vs. Florida Panthers Odds & NHL Game Schedule

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Hurricanes vs Panthers in 2023 Stanley Cup Playoffs

Key Takeaways:

  • ๐Ÿ”ฅ The Carolina Hurricanes enter their first game of the regular season against the Florida Panthers Friday night as a -122 favorite at DraftKings.
  • ๐Ÿ“Š Using implied probability, the Hurricanes have a 54.1% chance of beating the Panthers, who will be playing on their home ice.
  • ๐Ÿ‘€ This is a rematch of last season's Eastern Conference Finals.

This is the first meeting of the season, and Carolina will be heavily motivated to get a measure of revenge in this one. The last time these teams met in the Eastern Conference Finals, the Hurricanes were favored to win but wound up being swept by the Panthers. Both teams are out to pretty good starts, with the Hurricanes at 8-5-0 and the Panthers at 7-4-1.

The oddsmakers at DraftKings have this game close to a toss-up, however, so a moneyline bet on the winner, whoever it is, figures to have a nice, fat profit margin.

The game can be seen on ESPN+.

November 2023 Hurricanes vs. Panthers Spread

For Friday's Hurricanes-Panthers game, the Hurricanes are +190 on the spread of -1.5 (win by two or more goals). The Panthers are -230 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.

Hurricanes vs Panthers Odds: Who Is Favored To Win?

The Hurricanes are favored to win with -122 odds vs. the Panthers at Amerant Bank Arena. The Hurricanes are +190 to cover the puck line of 1.5 goals, which means they have to win by two or more goals for you to cash in if you bet the Hurricanes to beat the spread.

๐Ÿ’ SpreadCAR -1.5 (+190), FLA +1.5 (-230)
๐Ÿ“Š Total6.5 (Over -112, Under -108)
๐Ÿ“ˆ MoneylineCAR -122, FLA +102
โœ… Last Verified:November 29, 2023

The over-under of 6.5 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.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers: What The Spread Tells Us

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 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

The Hurricanes are considered a slightly better team than Florida, which is reflected in the futures odds of each team to win the Stanley Cup. The Hurricanes Stanley Cup playoff chances are 11.1%, while the Panthers are 5.9%. Any regular-season game between these teams this season, however, figures to be pretty close on the moneyline.

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 Strengths: Carolina beats teams with their speed and skill up front, led by top forward Sebastian Aho. Carolina typically throws a lot of shots on net and tries to cycle the puck deep in the opposing zone.
  • ๐Ÿ“‰ Weaknesses: Most pundits still point to the very important position of goaltender as a potential weakness for Carolina. Frederik Andersen and Antti Raanta have split the goaltending duties so far, and both enter this game with save percentage under .900โ€”considered subpar in hockey.

How Panthers Wins vs Hurricanes 

  • ๐Ÿ“ˆ Strengths: 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. Aleksander Barkov is another top Panthers forward, and Florida also has a strong, mobile defensive corps.
  • ๐Ÿ“‰ Weaknesses: Florida probably doesn't have the overall depth offensively of Carolina. Veteran goalie Sergei Bobrovsky can run hot and cold. His current save percentage of .904 is below average.

Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Prop Bets

Prop bets are a great way for hockey bettors to cash bigger profits on succeessful 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.

Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Player Props

Player props are not yet available for Hurricanes vs Panthers.

With player prop bets, typically they'll usually 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.

Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Team Props

Carolina+1400 to win by shutout
Florida+1600 to win by shutout
OT Game+300
Carolina+300 to win from behind
Florida+300 to win from behind
โœ… Last Verified:November 29, 2023

Futures Bets on Panthers vs Hurricanes

As noted, the Hurricanes odds to win the Stanley Cup playoffs are +800, while the Panthers are +1600.

Some players from both teams have odds to win in the significant awards categories such as Matthew Tkachuk for the Hart Trophy (+1800) and Sebastian Aho (+10000). 

Sergei Bobrovsky is +5000 to win the Vezina Trophy as the league's best goalie, while Tkachuk is +1800 to win the Rocket Richard Trophy (+1800) given to the league's top goal-scorer.

๐Ÿ”ฎ MORE: Futures Bets in North Carolina

ย 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. Veteran Aleksander Barkov is another top Panthers forward. Sam Reinhart is having a strong season so far, with nine goals and 15 points his first 12 games.

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

Where to Bet on Hurricanesย vs Panthers

Sports betting has been legalized in North Carolina and expected to launch in January of 2024. You'll be able to bet at top online North Carolina sportsbook apps such as DraftKings, Caesars, FanDuel, BetMGM and others.

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

2023-2024 Hurricanes vs Panthers Predictions

I'm going to predict the Hurricanes win the Metropolitan Division, with 112 points, although they will surely get strong challenges from the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils and maybe the New York Islanders.

I'm going to predict the Florida Panthers finish third in the tough Atlantic Division, behind Boston and Tampa Bay. I'll predict the Panthers get 100 points overall.

Latest Panthers vs Hurricanes Updates

  • ๐Ÿ“… Oct. 25: Florida activates veteran forward Sam Bennett from injured reserve.
  • ๐Ÿ“… July 21: Carolina signs Sebastian Aho to eight-year contract extension.
  • ๐Ÿ“… June 28: The Hurricanes draft Bradly Nadeau in the first round of the 2023 NHL Entry Draft.
  • ๐Ÿ“… June 27: Florida signs veteran forward Evan Rodrigues to four-year free-agent contract.
  • ๐Ÿ“… May 24: The Panthers eliminate the Hurricanes from the playoffs in the Eastern Conference finals.

How to Watch Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Game

The Hurricanes-Panthers game on Friday, Nov. 10, can be seen nationally, with your choice of local team broadcasts, on ESPN+. In Florida, the game can be seen local on Bally Sports Florida and in Carolina on Bally Sports.

  • ๐Ÿ“… Nov. 10: Carolina at Florida
  • ๐Ÿ“… Feb. 22: Florida at Carolina
  • ๐Ÿ“… March 14: Florida at Carolina

Carolina Hurricanes & Florida Panthers Rankings

The Hurricanes currently rank No. 4 in the Eastern conference with 16 points, while the Panthers rank No. 6 with 15 points.

The Carolina Hurricanes are ranked ahead of the Florida Panthers to win the next Stanley Cup, with Carolina's odds at +800 and Florida at +1600.

The Hurricanes are +550 to win the NHL Eastern Conference title, second only to the Boston Bruins at +500. Florida is +900 to win the Eastern Conference title.

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.

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.

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

Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Game FAQs


Adrian Dater writes about the Hurricanes for 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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