Devils vs Hurricanes Hockey Game Preview
New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds
The visiting Devils hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at PNC Arena against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Carolina battles the Devils, currently with a 13-11-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-15 for the Hurricanes and 14-13-3 for the Devils.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Devils listed earlier today as underdogs of +-121 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
This game puts the Hurricanes, most recently No. 12 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Devils, who rate a No. 20 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 11-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 13.1% rate while the Devils have a 80.2% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for New Jersey, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Rangers at +107 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.
Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +162 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
New Jersey Devils Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Buffalo are 1-9
After playing NY Rangers are 7-3
After a loss are 3-7
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Florida are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5
A few Devils at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games on the road
New Jersey is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 4 of New Jersey's last 6 games when playing Carolina
New Jersey is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing at home against New Jersey
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing New Jersey
New Jersey home to Florida, Saturday, March 23
Carolina home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, March 26