The Florida Panthers head home with a 2-0 series lead against the Carolina Hurricanes. Can the 'Canes make it a series? Read on for our Hurricanes vs. Panthers picks for Game 3 based on the best NHL odds.
The Florida Panthers have surprised the Carolina Hurricanes by winning both of the first two games in the Eastern Conference Final in overtime. With the momentum on their side, the Panthers now return home, aiming to solidify their dominance and secure a commanding 3-0 series lead.
Here is our best Hurricanes vs. Panthers pick (odds via our best NHL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).
Hurricanes vs. Panthers pick
Anthony Duclair anytime goalscorer (+400 via FanDuel) ⭐⭐⭐
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Panthers forward Anthony Duclair has been all over the ice in the offensive zone against the Hurricanes.
Duclair has been the most dangerous Panthers forward at 5-on-5 with the team lead in shot attempts (19), scoring chances (12), and high-danger chances (nine) in this series, resulting in 1.67 individual expected goals, per Natural Stat Trick.
Duclair gets the benefit of playing on Florida's top line with Carter Verhaeghe and Aleksander Barkov, as well as the second power-play unit.
Hurricanes vs. Panthers best odds
FanDuel is offering the best price by far with +400 odds implying a 20% probability. Considering the +270 odds from PointsBet and BetRivers imply a 27.03% probability, we're getting excellent value from FanDuel.
Hurricanes vs. Panthers odds
Hurricanes vs. Panthers odds analysis
The Panthers are down to between -110 (BetMGM) and -120 (DraftKings) after opening at -125 at our best sports betting apps. Money is coming in on a desperate Hurricanes team that has moved from +105 at open to between even money (DraftKings) and -110 (BetMGM).
After two low-scoring games, the total is once again at 5.5 with the Over and Under both around -110. The Over is drawing a slight majority of the betting action.
Hurricanes vs. Panthers game info
- Date: Monday, May 22, 8 p.m. ET
- TV: TNT, CBC, TVAS, SN
- Location: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL
Hurricanes-Panthers pick made 5/21/23 at 6:19 p.m. ET.
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