Hockey odds preview - Carolina vs. St. Louis
Carolina Hurricanes vs St. Louis Blues Odds
The St. Louis Blues look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Hurricanes arrive at Scottrade Center on Friday.
St. Louis will face the 3-2-1 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Blues are 4-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hurricanes are 3-2-1 favoring the OVER.
Sportsbooks had set the Blues as -145 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.
The Blues - Hurricanes odds would favor the Blues if the lines were set according to our power ranks. St. Louis is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 17.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. Louis' No. 15-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 22 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Blues powerplay has clicked at a 4.2% rate while the Hurricanes have a 80.6% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Carolina was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Carolina at +140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
In their last action, St. Louis was a 5-0 loser on the road against the Kings. Bettors on Los Angeles at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Boston are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
St. Louis Blues Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Tampa Bay are 3-7
After playing Los Angeles are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
A few Hurricanes at Blues trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing St. Louis
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing on the road against St. Louis
Carolina is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of St. Louis' last 7 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 6 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of St. Louis' last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. Louis' last 6 games
Carolina at Winnipeg, Saturday, October 22
St. Louis at Philadelphia, Saturday, October 22