Pittsburgh favored by 138 against Carolina on Tuesday
Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Carolina vs Pittsburgh battle on Tuesday at PNC Arena as the Hurricanes try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
The Hurricanes are 16-20-2 so far on the season. The Penguins, meanwhile, are 29-10. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Carolina go 17-19-2 and the Penguins go 18-20-1 on the totals.
The Hurricanes were listed earlier today as +138 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 4-rated Penguins taking on the No. 22-rated Hurricanes in this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 19-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.4 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 12.9% rate while the Penguins have a 80.3% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Rangers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -129 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
In their last action, Carolina was a 6-2 loser on the road against the Bruins. Bettors on Boston at -250 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Rangers are 8-2
After a win are 9-1
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Boston are 5-5
After a loss are 1-9
A few Penguins at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing Pittsburgh
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at Tampa Bay, Thursday, April 11
Carolina at Washington, Thursday, April 11