The No. 1 Carolina Hurricanes and No. 4 Nashville Predators square off on Monday, May 17 to open their seven-game series for Round 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner advances to the second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs where they will face the winner of the Panthers-Lightning series. Carolina won six of the eight games between the two teams this season.
The Hurricanes have home ice advantage in this series and are a sizable favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook, installed at -250 to win the series while the Predators are +196. The betting public is on the top-seeded Hurricanes with 87% of bets and 88% of handle on Carolina to win the series. You can bet on the exact outcome of the series and the favorite is Carolina in five games at +350. All four Hurricanes outcomes top the odds, with Carolina in six at +400, in seven at +450, and a sweep at +625.
Below is the Canes-Predators series schedule. We’ll be updating with daily betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for each game in the series.
Carolina Hurricanes (1) win series 4-2 over Nashville Predators (4)
Game 1: Hurricanes 5, Predators 2
Game 2: Hurricanes 3, Predators 0
Game 3: Predators 5, Hurricanes 4 (2OT)
Game 4: Predators 4, Hurricanes 3 (2OT)
Game 5: Hurricanes, 3 Predators 2
Game 6: Hurricanes 4, Predators 3 (OT)
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