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Hurricanes vs. Predators NHL Playoffs Odds and Game 6 Pick – May 27th, 2021

By Hank Blaine

This series has gone to three straight overtimes and tonight could go to its forth overtime, as they Hurricanes head to Tennessee for Game 6 against the Predators. In the end, the Predators couldn’t hold on to the lead, and the Canes won 3-2. These two teams are all in, giving some of the best hockey we’ve seen so far in the Playoffs.

Game 6 will be played in Nashville, so home field advantage can benefit the Preds. Can they get another win and send the series to Game 7? Or will the Hurricanes end it tonight and move on? It’s time to dig into this Hurricanes vs. Predators matchup, along with the latest NHL odds, betting trends and expert predictions. Be sure to be on the lookout for all the latest NHL odds and lines at our online BTC sportsbook!

Hurricanes vs. Predators Game 6 Information

  • When: Thursday, May 27th, 2021, 9:30 PM ET
  • Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Radio: 99.9 FM The Fan (Hurricanes) // 102.5 FM The Game (Predators)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes (-139) / OU: 5.5

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Why Bet on the Carolina Hurricanes?

Statistically, the Canes have been playing better than the Preds in the first five game of the series. They hold a an expected goal rate 57.9% just within those games and they’ve exceeded them in every game with a 50% goal expected rate, meaning that they average 3.5 goals per game in the playoffs. On the defense, they’ve been pretty good as well, allowing 2.2 goals per game.

The defense will be the main character for Carolina. The return of Jaccob Slavin in Game 5 boosted the line. He has played to a 68.2% in expected goals along with top players like Dougie Hamilton, who brings the needed power to stop Nashville. The Hurricanes are coming in with plenty of confidence, as long as they don’t mess up in the defense.

Why Bet on the Nashville Predators?

It’s been quite the struggle for the Nashville offense to get the wins. Heading into overtime in the past three games, imagine the level of tiredness you might have after playing over 45 minutes. The Predators currently average 2.2 goals per game, but the defense has been not too good, allowing 3.5 goals per game.

But there is a light of hope in the defense with goalie Juuse Saros. His performance during the season has been great, with q .940 save percentage and 14.29% of goals saved above expected. He will need the defense to put it together to not put all of the weight on him tonight. If he has a good game and shuts out the Canes, there will definitely be a Game 7.

Hurricanes vs. Predators Betting Trends

  • The Hurricanes are 15-5 SU in the last 20 games against Nashville.
  • The Hurricanes are 1-6 SU in the last 7 games on the road.
  • The totals went over in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games played on a Thursday when on the road.
  • The Predators are 5-0 SU in the last 5 games at home.
  • The Predators are 4-1 SU in the last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina.
  • The totals went underin 6 of Nashville’s last 9 games against Carolina.

Hurricanes vs. Predators Expert Betting Predictions

Everything indicates the Hurricanes can take the win tonight. Their stats are way better compared to the Predators, but will they make a difference? Some times, the heat at the moment bring the best out of players and teams, especially if you’re on the verge on of elimination. And playing at home will boost the needed confidence to extend it to Game 7. This one is a tough call.

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*All odds stated are subject to change without prior notice.