The Panthers host the Carolina Hurricanes in this hockey bet matchup and it should be a good one considering the teams have split their last ten meetings.
Hockey betting sees Carolina and Florida meet a lot since they are in the same division. They have already played five times this season. Carolina has won three of those five games. The home team has won every single time in this hockey betting series this season. Carolina has 4-1, 3-2 and 7-2 victories while Florida won 6-3 and 3-0. Considering these teams are so close in the standings it is surprising they have not played more close games.
This is the first game of a three-game road trip for Carolina. Things have not gone very well for Carolina in road games this season. They have only nine road wins this season. It is hard to make a case for them in this contest simply because of that one statistics. Other than that you might be able to take a shot with a hockey bet in this game on the underdog Hurricanes. They have a solid offense that is 12th in the league but their defense is just 26th in the league.
Florida has not been that great at home this season in hockey betting. They are right around the .500 mark and in the NHL that is simply not good enough. Teams have to win their home games and keep competitive on the road if they want to make the playoffs. The Panthers have not done that this season. The Panthers simply can’t score enough to win on a regular basis as they are 28th in the league in goals per game. Their defense is also nothing special so it doesn’t make up for their lack of goal scoring. The trading deadline was a factor and it could be that Florida made some moves considering they are realistically out of the playoff picture. The Panthers have goaltender Tomas Vokoun who would be a nice pickup for many teams. His salary is high though so a trade may not happen.
Florida may be a slight favorite in hockey betting in this matchup but they don’t inspire much confidence. The Hurricanes may be able to get a rare road win in this game.