Predators vs. Canes Game 5 Prediction
With the play now tied at two games apiece, the Predators-Hurricanes series shifts back to Carolina for Game 5 on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. ET. With the total sitting at 5.5 goals, what’s the best option for bettors tonight?
003 Nashville Predators (+162) at 004 Carolina Hurricanes (-185); o/u 5.5
8:00 p.m. ET, Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Venue: PNC Arena
Nashville Predators DFS Spin
Juuse Saros stopped 58 shots in a 4-3 double overtime win over Carolina on Sunday in Game 4 of the first round. Saros set a new franchise record for saves in a playoff game and he became the ninth goaltender on record to have at least 58 stops in a postseason game in which he played less than 100 minutes. He was coming off a double overtime win in Game 3 as well when he blocked 52 shots. Saros has played a big role in helping the Predators even up their first round series against the Hurricanes. Game 5 will be played on Tuesday with both teams owning two wins in the best of seven.
Carolina Hurricanes DFS Spin
Alex Nedeljkovic stopped 39 shots in Sunday's 4-3 double overtime loss to Nashville in Game 4 of the first round. Nedeljkovic was excellent in the contest and made some spectacular saves to give his team a chance to win, but he ended up losing a second straight in double overtime to the Predators. The best-of-seven series is tied at 2-2 heading back to Carolina for Game 5 on Tuesday.
Predators vs. Hurricanes NHL Prediction
The under is 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings between these two teams in Carolina and is 5-1-1 in the last seven meetings overall. On the other side, the under is 5-1 in the Predators’ last six games as a road underdog, is 9-3 in their last 12 games versus a team with a winning record and is 11-4-2 in their last 17 games as an underdog. On the other side, the under is 7-3 in the Hurricanes’ last 10 home games and is 13-5-2 in their last 20 games as a home favorite.
NHL PLAYOFFS GAME 5: PREDATORS/HURRICANES UNDER 5.5