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Predators vs. Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Odds and Game 5 Pick – May 25th, 2021

By Hank Blaine

Talk about defending home grown. Game 3 and 4 had the Predators taking the Hurricanes into overtime for their two streak wins in Nashville. That’s a total of four overtimes just to tie the series. Dropping a sweat is an understatement for those last performances. But the payoff has given the Preds another breath of air in this series.

As the series shifts back the North Carolina, we dig into Game 5 of the Predators vs. Hurricanes. Explore important team details, key players, the latest NHL odds, betting trends, and expert betting predictions–all of which are geared towards better picks. Don’t forget to check out more Hockey odds and lines at our online BTC sportsbook before placing your bets!

Predators vs. Hurricanes Game 5 Information

  • When: Tuesday, May 25th, 2021, 8:00 PM ET
  • Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
  • Radio: 102.5 FM The Game (Predators) // 99.9 FM The Fan (Hurricanes)
  • Live Stream: NHL Live
  • NHL Betting Odds: Carolina Hurricanes (-200) / OU: 5.5

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Why Bet on the Nashville Predators?

Nashville kicked off this series as huge underdogs, and their initial losses didn’t help those odds either. You could say many had this series dead after those two games. But the home field advantage did its job, thus taking the last two games into overtime. Their offense is getting in done. They were able to get nine goals in the net, after just getting two goals in Game 1 and Game 2.

You got to give it up for Jusse Saros. It’s safe to say he’s the main reason for their recent success. He’s been outdueling his opposite in Carolina in the last two games. Just in Game 4, he had a 58 save performance and has been able to stop 110 of 117 shots in the last two games. The 26 year old has brought up his game and the playoffs are the perfect place to showcase those skills.

Why Bet on the Carolina Hurricanes?

The Canes entered the playoffs with the third best record in the league and was fourth in the rankings such as 5 on 5 goal differential, expected goal rate and shot attempt share. Although the number indicate a very solid team, this series has been fairly even for them. They currently have a 9,92 goal advantage, have 10 goals at 5 on 5 just in this series, but they are close with the Preds in regards to high danger chances. Plus, Carolina is pretty lethal in home court.

Their top line will be the decisive force that can give the Hurricanes the much needed win at home. With Teuvo Teravainen, Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian Aho, they’ve generated and expected goal rate of 61.5% in 53 minutes of game time. And, of course, goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic will bring headaches to the Nashville offense. He’s stoped 1.1 goals over expectation.

Predators vs. Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • The Predators are 8-4 SU in the last 12 games.
  • The Predators are 5-15 SU in the last 20 games against Carolina.
  • The totals went UNDER in 5 of Nashville’s last 7 games played on a Tuesday when on the road.
  • The Hurricanes are 2-5 SU in the last 7 games.
  • The Hurricanes are 8-1 SU in the last 9 games at home.
  • The totals went OVER in 6 of Carolina’s last 9 games played on a Tuesday.

Predators vs. Hurricanes Expert Betting Predictions

Statistically, everything falls in favor the Hurricanes. They had a better season in every way compared to the Predators, but couldn’t capitalize on this when playing on the road. It hasn’t been the same for Nashville when they played as visitors in the first two games. The pressure is one and whoever wins tonight could most likely make it to the next round. This is one of those series you need to keep your eyes on.

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