Hurricanes vs. Devils NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Hurricanes vs. Devils NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 1: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The Carolina Hurricanes host the New Jersey Devils Wednesday in Game 1 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, and TVAS. The Hurricanes are favored (-112) in this game against the Devils (-108).

Hurricanes vs. Devils Odds

  • Favorite: Hurricanes (-112)
  • Underdog: Devils (-108)
  • Over/under: 5.5

When is Hurricanes vs. Devils and when does it start?

This contest between the Hurricanes and Devils is set to start on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. You should expect the puck drop at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Hurricanes vs. Devils

The Hurricanes and Devils will hit the ice at PNC Arena for this matchup on May 3, and if you would like to see the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on ESPN, SNE, SNO, SNP, and TVAS.

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Who Will Win Hurricanes vs. Devils?

Hurricanes and Devils Betting Trends

  • In 41 games this season, Carolina and its opponent have combined for more than 5.5 goals.
  • New Jersey has played 59 games this season with more than 5.5 goals.
  • These teams average a combined 6.7 goals per game, 1.2 more than this match’s total.
  • These teams allow 5.3 goals per game combined, 0.2 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Hurricanes have been a moneyline favorite 74 times this season, and have finished 49-25 in those games.
  • The Devils have been an underdog in 26 games this season, and won 16 (61.5%).

Hurricanes Stats & Insights

  • The Hurricanes’ 3.2 average goals per game add up to 262 total, which makes them the 15th-ranked scoring team in the league.
  • The Hurricanes have given up the second-fewest goals in NHL play this season, 210 (2.6 per game).
  • With a +52 goal differential, they’re ranked seventh-best in the NHL.
  • The Hurricanes shoot 9.2% as a team, ranked 26th-best in the league.
  • The Hurricanes average 16.5 hits and 10.2 blocked shots per game.
  • Over the past 10 games, the Hurricanes have claimed 80.0% of the possible points with a 6-4-0 record.
  • They have averaged 3.1 goals per game (31 total) over that time.
  • On the defensive end, the Hurricanes have given up 2.6 goals per game (26 total) over those 10 matchups.

Devils Stats & Insights

  • The Devils have scored the fourth-most goals (289 goals, 3.5 per game) in the NHL.
  • The Devils’ 222 total goals allowed (2.7 per game) are the eighth-fewest in the league.
  • Their +67 goal differential is third-best in the league.
  • The 10.2% shooting percentage the Devils have compiled ranks 15th in the league.
  • The Devils have yet to shut out an opponent this season.
  • Over the past 10 games, the Devils have gone 6-4-0 (80.0% of possible points).
  • They have put up 29 goals during that span.
  • Defensively, the Devils have allowed 24 goals (2.4 per game) in those 10 outings.

Hurricanes Key Players to Watch

  • Martin Necas is currently one of Carolina’s leading contributors (71 total points), having amassed 28 goals and 43 assists.
  • Sebastian Aho is another leading option for Carolina with 68 points (0.9 per game), scoring 36 goals and adding 32 assists.
  • Frederik Andersen has a record of 21-11-1. He has conceded 82 goals (2.5 goals against average) and racked up 766 saves with a .903 save percentage (24th in the league).

Devils Key Players to Watch

  • Jack Hughes is a top offensive contributor for his team with 99 points (1.3 per game). He has recorded 43 goals and 56 assists in 78 games (playing 19:57 per game).
  • Nico Hischier is key for New Jersey’s attack with 80 total points (one per game), including 31 goals and 49 assists through 81 contests.
  • New Jersey’s Vitek Vanecek is 33-11-4 this season, amassing 1214 saves and giving up 119 goals (2.4 goals against average) with a .911 save percentage (15th in the league).

Hurricanes vs. Devils Injuries

  • Hurricanes: Max Pacioretty: Out (Lower Body), Jake Gardiner: Out (Hip), Teuvo Teravainen: Out (Hand), Ondrej Kase: Out (Concussion), Andrei Svechnikov: Out (Lower Body), Jack Drury: Probable (Upper Body)
  • Devils: Jonathan Bernier: Out (Hip), Timo Meier: Questionable (Undisclosed)

Hurricanes vs. Devils Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Devils (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Hurricanes 4 – Devils 2

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