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NHL Game Preview - Lightning underdogs vs Hurricanes at Carolina


Tampa Bay Lightning

Carolina Hurricanes
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 Bovada. 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.

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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


Next up:
Tampa Bay at St. Louis, Saturday, November 2nd
Carolina at New York, Saturday, November 2nd