Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Predictions, Odds for Feb. 22

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Time to enjoy the beasts of the East. North Carolina sports betting launches on March 11, so residents can prepare by checking out our sportsbook promos.

It’s hard to surpass the Carolina Panthers hosting the Florida Hurricanes tonight in Raleigh, NC.

A playoff atmosphere hangs over this battle of Eastern Conference titans. The teams have combined to win nine straight and 17 of 20.

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Panthers vs Hurricanes Betting Odds

Before making selections, check out the odds on this game from some of our top sports betting apps. They will offer the best price for your gambling slice.

 

And the betting odds convey mutual respect. Both teams are in minus numbers, a rarity, on the moneyline. The Over-Under is 6 goals.

Carolina would pay handsomely at +210 on the puck line. The price ought to be generous as Florida is approaching a league record for road victories.

Panthers vs Hurricanes Betting Trends

Panthers

The Panthers notched a franchise-record 11th straight road win with a 9-2 rout of the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday.

They try to tie the NHL one-season record of 12 held by the 2005-06 Detroit Red Wings and 2014-15 Minnesota Wild. The Colorado Avalanche hold an NHL record 15 straight over the 2021-22 and 2022-23 seasons.

Either way, this is rarified air for the Panthers, who have outscored opponents by a whopping 51-18 spread in this run.

The Panthers have not lost on the road this entire calendar year. Their last road setback came against the Calgary Flames, 3-1, on Dec. 18, 2023.

The Panthers have also won six straight since a 2-1 home loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Feb. 6.

The Under is on a 6-2-1 run and the total in each game has been at least six goals.

The Panthers are 37-15-4, leading the Atlantic Division with 78 points, four ahead of the Boston Bruins.

Florida has allowed only eight goals in its current six-game win streak.

Its goal differential of 51 is tops in the Eastern Conference, second in all of hockey to the Vancouver Canucks with 54.

Excellence begins with the big man between the pipes.

Sergei Bobrovsky proved the wisdom of Florida obtaining him from the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2019. He made the most important play of Florida’s last postseason run, stopping a breakaway just before overtime when the Panthers trailed the Boston Bruins three games to one.

The stop enabled overtime. Florida went on to win, shocked the Bruins by claiming the series, and then reached the Stanley Cup Finals.

Bobrovsky is 28-10 with a stellar 2.39 GAA and .915 save percentage.

His backup is excellent, too. Anthony Stolarz is 9-5 with a 1.97 GAA and a .926 save percentage.

Hurricanes

Carolina is 33-17-15 for 71 points, standing second in the Metropolitan Division to the New York Rangers, who have 77 points.

The team is 5-1 in its last six home contests.

The Under is on a 7-2-1 run.

The ‘Canes have delivered three straight victories with balance and exceptional defense.

Spencer Martin has become the new goaltending hero. He delivered stellar performances in Carolina’s road triumphs of 5-1 over the Arizona Coyotes and 3-1 over the Stanley Cup champion Vegas Golden Knights.

He looks reborn. Martin was taken on waivers last month and rescued from his 3-8-1 mark and lowly .887 save percentage with the defensively weak Columbus Blue Jackets. He’s on a winner and playing like it. It won’t be known who is starting until game day, however.

Pyotr Kochetkov, Martin, and Frederik Andersen were all on the ice in Wednesday’s workout.

Kochetkov has been the top man between the pipes with a mark of 14-9 with a 2.46 GAA and a .905 save percentage. Martin appears to be the next choice. Andersen is rounding back into form and Antti Raanta is injured.

Before and After: Panthers Link Carolina Bettors to Online Era

Think this game is exciting? Wait until March 14, when the Panthers return to Carolina. That’s three days after the Tar Heel state launches legalized online wagering.

Betting interest should be sky-high for that rematch, provided both teams keep playing well. And North Carolina gamblers will be able to place wagers from the comfort of their phones for the first time.

Perhaps a wager on that game will be one of the free ones offered by sportsbook operators beginning March 1.

Read More: DraftKings Director Looks Ahead to North Carolina Online Sports Betting Launch

Panthers vs Hurricanes Players to Watch

Panthers

They have some snipers, which will attract bettors of the anytime goal scorer prop.

  • Sam Reinhart: 39 goals, second in the NHL to Auston Matthews. Enjoying an awesome year.
  • Matthew Tkachuk: 20 goals, 45 assists, 65 points. Excellent assist threat.
  • Carter Verhaeghe: 30 goals. Picking up where he left off in the playoffs last year.

Hurricanes

They don’t have anyone to vie for the league-scoring title, but they sport depth.

Anytime Scoring Candidates (Season Goal Totals)

  • Sebastian Aho, 20
  • Seth Jarvis, 18
  • Martin Necas, 17
  • Teuvo Teravainen, 17
  • Michael Bunting, 13
  • Andrei Svechnikov, 12

Updated Futures Odds (DraftKings)

Panthers

  • To win Eastern Conference, +400
  • To win Stanley Cup, +800

Hurricanes

  • To win Metropolitan Division, +160
  • To win Eastern Conference, +450
  • To win Stanley Cup, +900

Panthers vs Hurricanes Betting Observation

I will lean toward Florida if it’s Bobrovsky vs anyone but Kochetkov.

No bet otherwise.

The backup would be an anytime goal-scoring prop on Reinhart or shots on goal Over 2.5 for Tkachuk if it’s below -125.

Minor reach: Florida to win from behind at +330. I can definitely see Carolina scoring first and Florida settling down.

How to Watch Panthers vs Hurricanes

Date: Thursday, Feb. 22
Time: 7 p.m. ET
Venue: PNC Arena, Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports

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Dave Bontempo is an award-winning writer and broadcaster, who has covered the sports industry since the 1970s. He won the Sam Taub Award for Excellence in Boxing Broadcasting by the Boxing Writers Association of America in 1997, and is in the New Jersey and Atlantic City Boxing Halls of Fame. Bontempo has broadcast major fights all over the world. The advent of legalized sports wagering shifted his focus to this exciting new industry in 2018.

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