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NHL Playoffs Game 6: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators Betting Info

NHL Playoffs Game 6: Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators

Carolina began their playoff series with Nashville as a decided NHL betting favorite.  Cause by the Hurricanes winning the Central Division, light years ahead of the Predators.  And then, when Carolina won the first two games in the series, Nashville was pronounced dead.  But a not-so-funny thing happened to the Hurricanes at Music City.  Nashville won both of their home games in overtime.  And their fans were a literal sixth attacker on the ice.  To be exact, the Predators played with a level of gusto not seen all season.  Game six is at Nashville Thursday night.

Game 6 – Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators Betting Information

Date: Thursday, May 27, 2021
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
TV Coverage: NBCSN

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Nashville Predators Betting Odds

Hurricanes -1½ ( +175 ) 5½ ( +115 ) -140
Predators +1½ ( -210 ) 5½ ( -135 ) +120
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Carolina Hurricanes at Nashville Predators CashBet Wagering Analysis

On this occasion, casual gamblers will flood the betting window with action on the Preds.  Squares always prefer the home team.  But last week’s Nashville wins enhance the sportsbook case.  For the faint of heart, stepping into Nashville at home is a big ask.  However, for Wise Guys, Carolina makes for a potentially strong value.  The Hurricanes epitomize a quality contrarian bet.  Oddsmakers will offer a good price, knowing the masses are too scared to go against the Preds.

Hurricane Warning for Carolina backers  

Carolina’s regular-season Betting on NHL record was 36-12-8 with 23-27 under the total.  Of great concern is that the Hurricanes dropped five of their previous seven games.  Three of their last four matchups cleared the total.  In sum, NHL metrics show the Canes ranked 11th for goal scoring and 2nd for power-play efficiency.  Defensively, Carolina ranked 5th for goals against and 4th for penalty killing.

Accordingly, right-wing Sebastian Aho and center Jordan Staal have three goals each for the Canes. Aho was the top regular-season weapon with 24 goals, 33 assists, and a +16.  And then goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic has a playoff save percentage of .928.  In the regular season, he was at .932.  The losses in Nashville were not the fault of Nedeljkovic.  Carolina just couldn’t get the winning goal.

Predatory Strikes in Music City

Nashville got the money in six of their last nine pro hockey betting matchups.  Five of their previous eight matchups cleared the total.  Correlate Nashville’s regular-season record was 31-23-2, with 23-27 under the total.  NHL metrics show the Preds 22nd for goals scoring and 23rd for power-play efficiency.  So too, did Nashville rank 13th for goals against and 30th for penalty killing.

Goaltender Juuse Saros has a dominant playoff save percentage of .929.  He literally stole games three and four at Nashville.  Saros was an impenetrable wall.  On the whole, his regular-season save percentage was .927.  Thus his performance is no fluke.  What has gamblers worried is the Preds lack a dominant goal scorer.  Instead, they try to share the load of lighting the lamp.

Carolina Hurricanes at Nashville Predators Against the Spread

Carolina is 1-6 in their most recent seven away games.  While only two of their previous eight road games cleared the total.  Nashville is 9-1 in their ten most recent home games.  Five of the Preds’ last nine home games cleared the hockey betting total.

To summarize, Nashville has taken four of their last six games with Carolina.  Three of the previous four games in this series stayed over the total.  Additionally, Carolina has lost four games in a row at Nashville.  And just two of the last six between these teams at Nashville stayed under

Carolina Hurricanes at Nashville Predators CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, Carolina will get a favorable NHL gambling price as the quality road team.  Sharps have no fear of taking a division champion on the road with that price break.  Nashville is the choice of the masses, making Carolina the Wise Guy value.

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