The Nashville Predators (28-17-4) travel to meet the Carolina Hurricanes (32-11-4) Friday at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. Puck drop is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Predators vs. Hurricanes odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Predators limp in on a three-game losing skid, including a 4-1 home beatdown at the hands of the Washington Capitals last time out Tuesday. Nashville has lost four of its last five versus Eastern Conference clubs (1-2-2).
The Hurricanes were dropped 3-2 in overtime by the Florida Panthers Wednesday in a very entertaining game. Carolina blew a 2-1 lead late with an extra attacker on for Florida and then allowed a quick goal in OT. Carolina has won five of its last six against Western Conference teams.
Predators at Hurricanes odds, spread and lines
Odds provided by Tipico Sportsbook; access USA TODAY Sports Scores and Sports Betting Odds hub for a full list. Lines last updated at 8:52 a.m. ET.
- Money line: Predators +140 (bet $100 to win $140) | Hurricanes -175 (bet $175 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Predators +1.5 (-190) | Hurricanes -1.5 (+145)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -135 | U: +110)