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Hurricanes open as moneyline underdog vs Blues


St. Louis Blues

Carolina Hurricanes
36-11-5 January 31, 2014, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 24-20-9



St. Louis pays a visit to Carolina on Friday, hoping to shut down the Hurricanes snipers in hockey action at PNC Arena.

The Hurricanes sit at 24-20-9 on the season; in comparison, the Blues are currently 36-11-5. Looking to wager on the totals? Carolina is 22-26-5 OU, and St. Louis is 24-22-6 OU.

View St. Louis Blues vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Hurricanes in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 143 on most hockey betting menus early today for Friday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 14 (Hurricanes) and the No. 4 (Blues) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -185 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -150 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 21-ranked offense (2.53 goals per game) against a Blues defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.29 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 14.05% rate while the Blues have a 84.95% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Blues at Hurricanes trends to consider:
St. Louis is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of St. Louis's last 10 games
St. Louis is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. Louis's last 6 games on the road
Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 9 games
Carolina is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Carolina's last 12 games at home


Next up:
St. Louis home to Nashville, Saturday, February 1st
Carolina home to Winnipeg, Tuesday, February 4th

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