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Senators face Carolina Hurricanes: NHL odds preview and stats

Ottawa SenatorsCarolina Hurricanes
Dec 23, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds

17-14-4TEAM RECORD10-19-6

Carolina will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Ottawa Senators pay a visit to PNC Arena.

Carolina will face the 17-14-4 Senators. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 19-14-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Senators are 21-14 favoring the OVER.

View Ottawa vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had installed the Hurricanes as -120 moneyline favorites in this particular NHL matchup. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 30-rated Hurricanes and the No. 20-ranked Senators, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 23-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 13.2% rate while the Senators have a 79.2% rate on the penalty kill.

The Senators were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Ottawa at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Hurricanes were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Coyotes. That made winners of bettors who got Phoenix at +102 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Ottawa Senators Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 7-3
After playing Florida are 3-7
After a win are 5-5

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 1-9
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 3-3-2
After a loss are 2-8

A few Senators at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Ottawa is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Ottawa's last 9 games
Ottawa is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Ottawa is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Carolina
Carolina is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Ottawa
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games
Carolina is 2-11 SU in its last 13 games
Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Ottawa home to Montreal, Tuesday, December 27
Carolina home to New Jersey, Monday, December 26

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