NHL · Thu (5/11) @ 7:05pm ET
|NJ Devils||at||CAR Hurricanes|
|PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina|
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As the Carolina Hurricanes look to close out the New Jersey Devils tonight at PNC Arena in Raleigh, we’ve got Devils vs. Hurricanes Game 5 predictions, odds, and props to help you decide the best bets to make.
Up 3-1 in the Eastern Conference semifinal series, the Hurricanes are also the betting favorite to win the Stanley Cup at DraftKings.
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Devils vs. Hurricanes Game 5 Odds
BetMGM is dealing the Canes as -130 favorites on the moneyline for Game 5, per NHL odds on Thursday morning. The Devils are +110 underdogs.
After the first four games all went Over a 5.5 total, that number has ticked up to 6 at BetMGM and DraftKings. Both books are dealing the Under at -120 with even money odds of +100 on the Over as of Thursday.
Check out Devils vs. Hurricanes moneylines, puck lines, and totals at top-rated sportsbooks.
Devils vs. Hurricanes Series Price + NHL Futures Odds
The Hurricanes are prohibitive -750 favorites at DraftKings to win the series, with the Devils +500 underdogs to win three games in a row and advance.
Carolina is the +280 betting favorite in Stanley Cup futures at DraftKings. New Jersey has the longest odds of eight remaining playoff teams at +2200.
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Devils vs. Hurricanes Game 5 Betting Trends
Bettors are all over the Hurricanes on the puck line at DraftKings with 84% of the handle on Canes -1.5 goals. On the moneyline, 74% of overall bets are on Carolina at -130.
Even with the slight uptick on the total to a flat 6, the Over has attracted 77% of the handle and 80% of bets at DraftKings. Every game in the series has seen at least six goals scored after an empty net goal by Carolina kick-started the trend in Game 1.
Can Carolina’s Home-Ice Dominance Continue?
The Hurricanes are 11-2 in their last 13 home playoff games at PNC Arena. Carolina lost Game 7 to the Rangers last season and also fell short against the Islanders in the opening round this year.
Sebastian Aho leads the Canes in goals (5) and points (10) in the postseason. Frederik Andersen gets the start in goal tonight for Carolina, but Antti Raanta reportedly returned to practice after being sidelined with an undisclosed illness. Andersen stopped 21 of 22 shots in Carolina’s 6-1 win in Game 4.
The Devils are starting Vitek Vanecek with Akira Schmid as the backup. Vanecek has struggled in the postseason with a 2-3 record, 4.09 goals against average, and a .848 save percentage. Advantage, Carolina.
Devils vs. Hurricanes Game 5 Prop Bets
Here are Devils vs. Hurricanes Game 5 prop bets at DraftKings.
Goal Scorer, First & Anytime
- Sebastian Aho (+1000 first, +130 anytime)
- Jack Hughes (+1000, +130)
- Timo Meier (+1200, +160)
- Martin Necas (+1200, +170)
- Jesper Bratt (+1400, +200)
- Seth Jarvis (+1400, +200)
- Nico Hischier (+1400, +200)
Race to Goals (not including OT)
- 2 Goals (Devils +110, Hurricanes -110)
- 3 Goals (Devils +150, Hurricanes +120)
- 4 Goals (Devils +245, Hurricanes +195)
- 5 Goals (Devils +475, Hurricanes +390)
To Win by Shutout
- Devils +1100
- Hurricanes +950
Devils vs. Hurricanes Game 5 & Series Predictions
The Hurricanes looked utterly dominant in Game 4. Carolina effectively ended the game with a five-minute blitz in the second period that resulted in five goals.
The Canes have outscored the Devils 17-3 in their three victories. Game 3 proved to be an anomaly with New Jersey winning by a score of 8-4.
We’re going to make a play the total again. The Devils vs. Hurricanes Game 5 bet is on the Over 6 (+100 at DraftKings). Even-money is more than fair after every game in the series has gone Over 5.5 so far.
If the Devils deadlock the series tonight, we’ll be taking a good look at series prices as we head back to Carolina for Game 6. Remember, DraftKings opened Carolina as a +110 underdog before the series started.
Had the Devils prevailed in Game 4, we were targeting a series bet on Carolina if the price swung back toward even-money. DraftKings opened Carolina as a +110 underdog in this series. The Canes are now -750. No bet.
How to Watch Devils vs. Hurricanes Game 5
Date: Thursday, May 11, 2023
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC