Hurricanes vs Panthers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 4 (Bobrovsky Remains a Brick Wall)

Hurricanes vs Panthers Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 4 (Bobrovsky Remains a Brick Wall)


The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Wednesday, May 24 as the Florida Panthers and Carolina Hurricanes are set to play Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals.

Hurricanes vs Panthers Game 4 Info

  • Series: FLA leads 3-0
  • Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2023
  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Venue: FLA Live Arena -- Sunrise, Florida
  • Coverage: TNT, CBC, SportsNet

Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals was a quiet one as the Panthers picked up a 1-0 victory to give them the 3-0 series lead. Sam Reinhart scored Florida's lone goal on the power play while goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky stopped all 32 shots the Hurricanes sent his way for his first shutout of the postseason.

Hurricanes vs Panthers Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CAR: (-104) | FLA: (-115)
  • Spread: CAR: +1.5 (-275) | FLA: -1.5 (+220)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (+100) | Under: (-122)

The Panthers enter this contest as home favorites on the spread and moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 8 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the Under being favored at -122 odds. 

Hurricanes vs Panthers Betting Trends

  • Carolina is 2-5 straight up (SU) in its last seven games against the Atlantic Division.
  • Florida is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games against Carolina.
  • The total has hit the Over in five of Carolina's last seven road games.
  • The total has hit the Under in each of Florida's last eight games.

Hurricanes vs Panthers Prediction & Pick

It's hard to imagine the Hurricanes getting swept, but there's a real possibility of that happening on Wednesday. Rod Brind'Amour's club just can't seem to solve Sergei Bobrovsky, who's been dominant with a 0.69 goals-against average and a .978 save percentage through the first three matchups.

The Hurricanes have just 5 regulation goals in their last four games, which isn't a recipe for success. Now they have to try to win at FLA Live Arena, where the Panthers have held their last three opponents to 4 total goals. Considering how Carolina has dropped four of its past five trips to Sunrise, Game 4 will be an uphill battle.

The Hurricanes will push and do their best to stay alive, but there's no stopping the Bobrovsky-led Panthers at the moment. Look for Florida to advance to its first Stanley Cup Final in nearly 30 years.

Final Score Prediction: Panthers: 3 | Hurricanes: 2

Hurricanes vs Panthers Best Bet

Even though I'm predicting a Panthers victory, the Hurricanes are talented enough to force a Game 5. Keeping that in mind, I'm taking a neutral approach by recommending the Under on the 5.5-goal total.

Both sides have gotten solid defensive play and goaltending so far, resulting in an average of 3 goals scored through the first three matchups. The Under is now 4-1 in the Hurricanes' last five games as well as 8-0 in the Panthers' previous eight.

Taking into account that all but one of the last seven Carolina-Florida matchups have finished with fewer than 5.5 goals, there's no reason to expect a shootout on Wednesday night.

Bet: Under 5.5 Goals (-122)

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