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Boston favored by -231 against Carolina on Saturday

Carolina Hurricanes

Boston Bruins
8-10-4 November 23, 2013, 01:00 PM | TD Garden 14-6-2

The Bruins get a visit from the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey action on Saturday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

The Bruins bring a 14-6-2 record to the battle against the 8-10-4 Hurricanes. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Boston go 3-11-8 so far and the Hurricanes go 7-13-2.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Bruins as -231 moneyline Favorite in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 10 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Hurricanes, who rate a No. 24 in the latest survey.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Red Wings on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Red Wings at -170 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Bruins were a 3-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for PUSH bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.77 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.86 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 17.86% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 79.49% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Bruins trends to consider:
Carolina is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games
Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing Boston
Boston is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games when playing Carolina

Next up:
Carolina home to Ottawa, Sunday, November 24th
Boston home to Pittsburgh, Monday, November 25th