Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds
The Carolina Hurricanes will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Pittsburgh Penguins invade PNC Arena on Thursday.
The Hurricanes sport records of 9-8-1 heading into this matchup, while the Penguins sit at 13-7 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 10-8 for the Hurricanes and 12-8 for the Penguins.
If you're going with the Hurricanes in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of +124 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
This game matches up the No. 16 (Hurricanes) and the No. 3 (Penguins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 15-ranked offense, averaging 2.8 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.7 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 15.7% while the Penguins defense kills off 78.8% of their penalties.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 6-4 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +140 were rewarded, while the 10 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Carolina was a 3-0 loser in its last match on the road against the Capitals. They lost as +144 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Florida are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Washington are 2-8
After a loss are 6-4
A few Penguins at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Carolina's last 13 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh at Montreal, Saturday, March 2
Carolina home to Florida, Saturday, March 2