Devils vs. Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Devils vs. Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 3: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The New Jersey Devils host the Carolina Hurricanes Sunday for Game 3 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round, starting at 3:30 PM ET on TBS, SN1, and TVAS. The Hurricanes hold a 2-0 edge in the series. Oddsmakers favor the Devils in this matchup, assigning them -154 moneyline odds against the Hurricanes (+131).

Devils vs. Hurricanes Odds

  • Favorite: Devils (-154)
  • Underdog: Hurricanes (+131)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

This contest between the Devils and Hurricanes is scheduled to start on Sunday, May 7, 2023. Expect to see the puck drop at 3:30 PM ET.

Where to Watch Devils vs. Hurricanes

The Devils and Hurricanes will take to the ice at Prudential Center for this matchup on May 7, and if you’d like to see the event live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TBS, SN1, and TVAS.

Who Will Win Devils vs. Hurricanes?

Devils and Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • New Jersey’s games this season have gone over this matchup’s total of 5.5 goals 61 times.
  • Carolina’s games this season have had more than 5.5 goals 43 of 90 times.
  • These two teams rack up a combined 6.7 goals per game, 1.2 more than this match’s total.
  • These two teams together give up 5.3 goals per game, 0.2 fewer than this match’s over/under.
  • The Devils have been a moneyline favorite 63 times this season, and have finished 39-24 in those games.
  • The Hurricanes have been listed as an underdog 15 times this season, and won eight, or 53.3%, of those games.

Devils Stats & Insights

  • The Devils score the fourth-most goals in the NHL, averaging 3.5 per game for a total of 289 this season.
  • On defense, the Devils are one of the best squads in NHL action, allowing 222 goals to rank eighth.
  • The team has the league’s third-best goal differential at +67 this season.
  • The Devils shoot 10.2% as a team, ranked 15th-best in the league.
  • The Devils’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 16.7 hits and 14.9 blocked shots per game.
  • In the last 10 games, the Devils are 5-5-0 (75.0% of possible points).
  • They have put up 24 goals over that span.
  • Defensively, the Devils have given up 30 goals (3.0 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Hurricanes Stats & Insights

  • The Hurricanes have scored 262 goals this season (3.2 per game) to rank 15th in the league.
  • The Hurricanes have conceded 2.6 goals per game, 210 total, the second-fewest among NHL teams.
  • They have a +52 goal differential, which is seventh-best in the league.
  • The 9.2% shooting percentage the Hurricanes have compiled ranks 26th in the league.
  • The Hurricanes have not shut out an opponent this season. They average 16.5 hits and 10.2 blocked shots per game.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Hurricanes are 8-2-0 to earn 90.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 3.7 goals per game (37 total) over that stretch.
  • On the defensive end, the Hurricanes have given up 21 goals (2.1 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Devils Key Players to Watch

  • Jack Hughes has been a top contributor on New Jersey this season, with 99 points in 78 games.
  • Through 81 games, Nico Hischier has 31 goals and 49 assists.
  • In 52 games, Vitek Vanecek has a record of 33-11-4. He has conceded 119 goals (2.45 goals against average) and has racked up 1214 saves.

Hurricanes Key Players to Watch

  • Martin Necas’ 28 goals and 43 assists in 82 matchups give him 71 points on the season, making him a key part of his team’s offense.
  • Sebastian Aho is key for Carolina’s offense with 68 total points (0.9 per game), including 36 goals and 32 assists through 75 games.
  • Frederik Andersen has a record of 21-11-1 in 34 games this season, conceding 82 goals (2.5 goals against average) with 766 saves and a .903 save percentage, 24th in the league.

Devils vs. Hurricanes Injuries

  • Devils: Jonathan Bernier: Out (Hip), Ryan Graves: Out (Upper Body)
  • Hurricanes: Max Pacioretty: Out (Lower Body), Jake Gardiner: Out (Hip), Antti Raanta: Out (Illness), Teuvo Teravainen: Out (Hand), Ondrej Kase: Out (Concussion), Andrei Svechnikov: Out (Lower Body)

Devils vs. Hurricanes Prediction

  • Puck Line Pick:

    Hurricanes (+1.5)

  • Pick OU:

    Over (5.5)

  • Score Prediction:
    Devils 4 – Hurricanes 3

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