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NHL Game Preview - Hurricanes underdogs vs Penguins at Pittsburgh

Carolina HurricanesPittsburgh Penguins
Dec 27, 7:00 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

12-19-6TEAM RECORD20-11-4

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Carolina Hurricanes invade Consol Energy Centre on Tuesday.

Pittsburgh battles the Hurricanes, currently with a 12-19-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-18-3 for the Penguins and 20-15-2 for the Hurricanes.

View Carolina vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +-215 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Penguins and the No. 29-ranked Hurricanes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 6-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.3 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 19.7% rate while the Hurricanes have a 78.8% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Carolina was a 4-2 winner at home against the Devils. Bettors on Carolina at -101 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 4-1 winner on the road against the Jets. Bettors on Pittsburgh 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 Tuesday are 2-8
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing New Jersey are 4-6
After a win are 3-7

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing Winnipeg are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

A few Hurricanes at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 9 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina's last 11 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 on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing at home against Carolina
Pittsburgh is 9-3 SU in its last 12 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing Carolina
Pittsburgh is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing at home against Carolina

Next up:
Carolina home to Toronto, Thursday, December 29
Pittsburgh home to Philadelphia, Thursday, December 29

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