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Hurricanes vs. Panthers Picks and Predictions for Wednesday's Game 4.
Teuvo Teravainen of the Carolina Hurricanes attempts a shot during the second period of the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Oct. 12. Photo by Jared C. Tilton Getty Images via AFP.

The Florida Panthers can advance to the Stanley Cup Final with a Game 4 win over the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Wednesday. Sportsbook review betting analyst Neil Parker shares his thoughts and top pick based on the latest NHL odds from our best sports betting apps.

It’s all on the line for the Hurricanes after Panthers starting goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky posted a 32-save shutout in Game 3 and put them on the brink of elimination

Florida's No. 1 center and Conn Smythe Trophy candidate, Aleksander Barkov, is expected to be back for Game 4. But how effective will he be after leaving Monday’s game with an injury?

Here is our best Hurricanes vs. Panthers pick for Game 4 (odds via our best NHL betting sites; pick confidence based on a 1-to-5-star scale).

Hurricanes vs. Panthers pick

Team total: Hurricanes Over 2.5 goals (-130 via DraftKings) ⭐⭐⭐

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Add a splash of inept shooting to a dash of elite goaltending and you arrive at Carolina scoring a single goal across 222:40 of five-on-five ice time through the first three games of the Western Conference Final.

Make no mistake, goaltending has been the No. 1 reason why goals have been so difficult to come by. Bobrovsky deserves to be the Conn Smythe Trophy favorite after turning away 132 of 135 shots in the series. 

Still, I’m anticipating the pendulum to swing in the opposite direction with a number of Hurricanes’ five-on-five metrics in line with their regular-season and playoff numbers entering the East Final.

Five-on-five statisticsGoals per 60 minutesTeam shooting percentageExpected goals per 60 minutesHigh-danger scoring chances per 60 minutes
Regular season2.657.76%3.1714.73
Rounds 1 and 22.938.94%2.913.11
Round 30.270.88%2.9513.74

Finally, Carolina has driven possession with a 54.7 Corsi For percentage and generated 56.9% of the expected goals at five-on-five when adjusted for score and venue. Despite the Hurricanes trailing 0-3, this has been a competitive series, and I’m expecting the Carolina offense to finally break out and solve Bobrovsky on Wednesday.

Hurricanes vs. Panthers best odds

DraftKings (-130)

Hurricanes Over 2.5 goalsHurricanes Over 2.5 goalsHurricanes Over 2.5 goalsHurricanes Over 2.5 goalsHurricanes Over 2.5 goals
-130 🔥-132 -133 -137 ❄️N/A

There isn’t a huge variance in the available odds for the Carolina team total across our best sports betting apps. I grade this as a three-star recommendation between -130 and -135.

Hurricanes vs. Panthers odds

Check out our Stanley Cup odds and Conn Smythe Trophy odds.

Hurricanes vs. Panthers odds analysis

Hurricanes moneyline-105 -105-105-105-110
Panthers moneyline-115 -114-115-115-110
Hurricanes +1.5-260 🔥-275-278-280-281 ❄️
Panthers -1.5+220 +220+220+225+225 

The numbers across our best NHL betting sites have tightened, and there aren’t many significant edges to be found – especially on the moneyline prices.

Over5.5 (+105)5.5 (+102)5.5 (+105)5.5 (+100) ❄️5.5 (+105)
Under5.5 (-125)5.5 (-124) 🔥5.5 (-125)5.5 (-130) ❄️5.5 (-125)

Bettors looking to wager on the total will want to steer clear of Caesars. Additionally, FanDuel is hanging the best odds for the Under in Game 4 between the Hurricanes and Panthers.

Hurricanes vs. Panthers game info

  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 8 p.m. ET
  • TV: TNT, Sportsnet
  • Location: FLA Live Arena, Sunrise, FL

Hurricanes-Panthers pick made 5/23/23 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

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