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How the public is betting Hurricanes vs. Predators first round NHL playoff series

The Carolina Hurricanes and the Nashville Predators face off in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. We break down how the public is betting the series and Game 4 specifically.

David Farrance #22 of the Nashville Predators skates against the Carolina Hurricanes at Bridgestone Arena on May 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images

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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