NHL Game Preview - Lightning underdogs vs Hurricanes at Carolina
Tampa Bay Lightning
|8-4-0||November 01, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena||4-5-3|
The Hurricanes get a visit from the Tampa Bay Lightning in hockey action on Friday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Hurricanes sit at 4-5-3 on the season; in comparison, the Lightning are currently 8-4-0. Looking to wager on the totals? Carolina is 4-8 OU, and Tampa Bay is 5-7 OU.
View Tampa Bay Lightning vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.
The Lightning were listed as 105 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at . The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Friday at BetOnline.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 24 and the Lightning sitting at No. 10.
The Lightning were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.
The Hurricanes were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.17 goals per game, against a Lightning defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.75 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 15.38% while the Lightning defense kills off 83.33% of their penalties.
A few Lightning at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Tampa Bay is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Tampa Bay's last 6 games
Tampa Bay is 3-9 SU in its last 12 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Tampa Bay's last 7 games on the road
Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games at home
Tampa Bay at St. Louis, Saturday, November 2nd
Carolina at New York, Saturday, November 2nd