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Canucks face Carolina Hurricanes: NHL odds preview and stats

Vancouver Canucks

Carolina Hurricanes
13-10-5 December 01, 2013, 01:00 PM | PNC Arena 10-11-5

PNC Arena hosts an NHL battle between the Carolina Hurricanes and the visiting Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

The Canucks will look to vanquish their hosts on Sunday, as they are 13-10-5 this season, while the Hurricanes are 10-11-5. Vancouver is 9-14-5 against the total, while Carolina is 9-14-3 versus the number.

View Vancouver Canucks vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Hurricanes in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 129 on most hockey betting menus early today for Sunday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Hurricanes at No. 27 and the Canucks at No. 17 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Vancouver was a 5-2 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Hurricanes were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +100 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 29-ranked offense (2.12 goals per game) against a Canucks defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.68 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 12.77% rate while the Canucks have a 88.04% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Canucks at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Vancouver is 2-7-1 SU in its last 10 games
Vancouver is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Vancouver is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Vancouver's last 6 games when playing Carolina
Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Carolina is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Carolina's last 15 games at home
Carolina is 3-7-1 SU in its last 11 games when playing Vancouver

Next up:
Vancouver at Nashville, Tuesday, December 3rd
Carolina at Washington, Tuesday, December 3rd