Hurricanes vs Devils Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for NHL Playoffs Game 4 (Back Another High-Scoring Showdown)

Carolina Hurricanes vs New Jersey Devils prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 4.
Carolina Hurricanes vs New Jersey Devils prediction, odds and betting insights for NHL playoffs Game 4. / AP Photos/Adam Hunger

The 2022-23 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue on Tuesday, May 9 as the Carolina Hurricanes and New Jersey Devils are set to play Game 4 of their second-round series. 

Hurricanes vs Devils Game Info

  • Series: CAR leads 2-1
  • Date: Tuesday, May 9, 2023
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
  • Venue: Prudential Center -- Newark, New Jersey
  • Coverage: ESPN

After being on the wrong end of blowouts during the first two games of this series, the Devils got back on track with a dominant 8-4 Game 3 victory. Seven different players accounted for the eight scores as Jack Hughes led the way with 2 goals. The 21-year-old also racked up 2 assists on the day.

Hurricanes vs Devils Odds & Spread

  • All NHL betting lines, odds and prop bets are from FanDuel Sportsbook.
  • Moneyline: CAR: (+126) | NJ: (-152)
  • Spread: CAR: +1.5 (-20) | NJ: -1.5 (+168)
  • Total: 5.5 -- Over: (+100) | Under: (-122)

The Devils enter this contest as home favorites on the spread and moneyline per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 7:00 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 5.5 goals with the under favored at -122 odds. 

Favorite Underdog Total Spread
Devils (-154) Hurricanes (+128) 5.5 Devils (-1.5)

Hurricanes vs Devils Betting Trends

  • Carolina is 7-3 straight up in its last 10 games against New Jersey.
  • The total has hit the over in six of Carolina's last eight games.
  • New Jersey is 8-2 straight up in its last 10 home games.
  • The total has hit the over in five of New Jersey's last six games against Carolina.

Hurricanes vs Devils Prediction & Pick

The Hurricanes took a step back in Game 3 as their defense fell apart. They were outshot by the Devils, but that is to be expected of a desperate home team. The main issue was the fact that both parts of their goaltending duo (Frederik Anderson & Pyotr Kochetkov) allowed a whopping 4 goals.

The 8 goals were the most scored by the Devils in a playoff game since 1988. That is the kind of momentum this team was searching for as they attempt to win a second-round series for just the fifth time since the turn of the century. New Jersey is now an impressive 27-15-4 at home this season.

The home team has won every game in this series and I'm not going to go against that trend. Hughes has looked like a superstar for the Devils during this playoff run and he is elevating the games of everyone around him. New Jersey has won seven of its last nine home games against Carolina, too.

Final Score Prediction: Hurricanes: 3 | Devils: 4

Hurricanes vs Devils Best Bet

Each of the first three games of this series has seen more than six total goals scored. In fact, the first three games have averaged a ridiculous 8.33 total goals. The total has hit the over in six of Carolina's last eight games as well as in four of New Jersey's last five games. The over has also cashed in five of the last six meetings between the Hurricanes and Devils. Trust the trends again on Tuesday night.

Bet: Over 5.5 Total Goals (+100)

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