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Carolina Hurricanes take on Panthers in hockey test


Carolina Hurricanes

Florida Panthers
31-32-9 March 27, 2014, 07:30 PM | BB&T Center 27-38-8



A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Carolina duelling Florida on Thursday at BankAtlantic Center.

The Hurricanes will look to vanquish their hosts on Thursday, as they are 31-32-9 this season, while the Panthers are 27-38-8. Carolina is 29-36-7 against the total, while Florida is 34-34-5 versus the number.View Carolina Hurricanes vs Florida Panthers Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Panthers as 100 moneyline underdogs in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

This game puts the Panthers, most recently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Hurricanes, who rate a No. 25 in the latest survey.

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The Hurricanes were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Islanders. That made winners of bettors who got New York at +169 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Panthers were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Senators. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at -108 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.44 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.85 goals allowed. The Panthers power play is averaging 10.29% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 82.43% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Panthers trends to consider:
Carolina is 5-11 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games on the road
Florida is 6-15 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Carolina


Next up:
Carolina home to Columbus, Saturday, March 29th
Florida home to Montreal, Saturday, March 29th

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