Canes vs. Predators Game 4 Prediction
The Predators will look to even their series with the Hurricanes on Sunday afternoon when the two teams continue their divisional semifinals matchup at 2:30 p.m. ET. Will Nashville cash again as an underdog or is Carolina the better play?
061 Carolina Hurricanes (-138) at 062 Nashville Predators (+124); o/u 5.5
2:30 p.m. ET, Sunday, May 23, 2021
Venue: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TN
Carolina Hurricanes DFS Spin
Rod Brind’Amour was not pleased with the referee’s after Friday’s loss to Nashville. Brind’Amour went off on the refs as the Hurricanes have taken 14 penalties in the last two games while Nashville has been whistled for only six. “Nashville is a phenomenal team, but we’re also fighting the refs, that’s plain and simple,” Brind’Amour said, according to Hurricanes beat writer Cory Lavalette. “You can’t tell me two games in a row they get seven or eight penalties and we get three? When the game is this even? It’s not right.” Those comments should earn Brind’Amour a nice fine from the NHL.
Nashville Predators DFS Spin
Juuse Saros turned aside 52 shots in Friday’s double overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes in Game 3. Despite allowing four goals, Saros had an incredible performance in a massive game 3 that allowed the Predators to inch closer to tying the series. The 26-year-old made some great stops in the first overtime that prolonged the game and Matt Duchene eventually scored the game-winning goal. Saros had a 1-2-0 post-season record with a 2.82 goals-against average and .919 save percentage. Game four is scheduled for Sunday.
Hurricanes vs. Predators NHL Prediction
The Hurricanes are 19-7 in their last 26 games versus the Predators and are 6-2 in their last eight meetings in Nashville. They’re also 22-6 in their last 28 playoff games as a favorite, are 37-17 in their last 52 games as a favorite and are 12-5 in their last 17 games versus an opponent with a winning record. On the other side, the Predators are 1-4 in their last five playoff games as an underdog and are 7-21 in their last 28 games when their opponent allowed five goals or more in their previous game.
NHL PLAYOFF PREDICTION: CAROLINA HURRICANES -138