Hurricanes vs. Devils NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

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Hurricanes vs. Devils NHL Playoffs Second Round Game 5: How to Watch, Odds, Picks & Predictions

NHL Predictions

The New Jersey Devils go on the road to square off with the Carolina Hurricanes for Game 5 of the NHL Playoffs Second Round on Thursday, May 11, beginning at 7:00 PM ET on TNT, SportsNet, CBC, and TVAS. The Hurricanes have a 3-1 advantage in the series. The Devils are underdogs (+114) in this decisive matchup against the Hurricanes (-134).

Hurricanes vs. Devils Odds

  • Favorite: Hurricanes (-134)
  • Underdog: Devils (+114)
  • Over/under: 5.5

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

This game between the Hurricanes and Devils will take place on Thursday, May 11, 2023. You can expect the puck drop at 7:00 PM ET.

Where to Watch Hurricanes vs. Devils

The Hurricanes and Devils will lace up the skates at PNC Arena for this matchup on May 11, and if you’d like to catch the matchup live, get your tickets now from Vivid Seats!

What channel is the game on?

You can catch this game live on TNT, SportsNet, CBC, and TVAS.

Who Will Win Hurricanes vs. Devils?

Hurricanes and Devils Betting Trends

  • Carolina’s games this season have finished above this matchup’s total of 5.5 goals 45 times.
  • New Jersey has played 63 games this season that finished with more than 5.5 goals.
  • The teams average 6.7 goals per game combined, 1.2 more than this match’s total.
  • Opponents of these teams combine to score 5.3 goals per game, 0.2 fewer than this game’s over/under.
  • The Hurricanes are 50-25 when favored on the moneyline this season.
  • The Devils have been listed as an underdog 27 times this season, and won 16, or 59.3%, of those games.

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 conceded the second-fewest goals in league play this season, 210 (2.6 per game).
  • The squad has the league’s seventh-best goal differential at +52 this season.
  • The Hurricanes shoot 9.2% as a team, ranked 26th-best in the league.
  • The Hurricanes have yet to shut out an opponent this season, averaging 16.5 hits and 10.2 blocked shots per game.
  • In their last 10 games, the Hurricanes are 7-3-0 to earn 85.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 3.7 goals per game (37 total) during that span.
  • Over on the defensive end, the Hurricanes have allowed 2.5 goals per game (25 total) in those 10 matchups.

Devils Stats & Insights

  • The Devils have the league’s fourth-best scoring offense (289 total goals, 3.5 per game).
  • The Devils have given up 2.7 goals per game, 222 total, the eighth-fewest among league teams.
  • Their third-best goal differential is +67.
  • The Devils are shooting 10.2% (15th in the league).
  • The Devils have yet to shut out an opponent this season.
  • In their last 10 matchups, the Devils are 5-5-0 to earn 75.0% of the possible points.
  • They have averaged 2.7 goals per game (27 total) over that span.
  • On the defensive side, the Devils have allowed 32 goals (3.2 per game) in those 10 matchups.

Hurricanes Key Players to Watch

  • Martin Necas is currently one of Carolina’s leading contributors (71 total points), having put up 28 goals and 43 assists.
  • Sebastian Aho is contributing with 68 points (36 goals, 32 assists).
  • Frederik Andersen has a record of 21-11-1. He has allowed 82 goals (2.48 goals against average) and recorded 766 saves.

Devils Key Players to Watch

  • Jack Hughes is a top offensive contributor for his squad with 99 points (1.3 per game). He has totaled 43 goals and 56 assists in 78 games (playing 19:57 per game).
  • Nico Hischier has made a major impact for New Jersey this season with 80 points, thanks to 31 goals and 49 assists.
  • Vitek Vanecek’s record stands at 33-11-4 on the season, allowing 119 goals (2.4 goals against average) and collecting 1214 saves 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)
  • Devils: Jonathan Bernier: Out (Hip), Ryan Graves: Questionable (Upper Body)

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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