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Carolina Hurricanes vs Anaheim Ducks Pick and Betting Preview

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Carolina Hurricanes dueling the Anaheim Ducks on Friday at Honda Center.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Anaheim Ducks as -200 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.6-1.5 result in favor of the Ducks. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Anaheim Ducks Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 10-13-4 this season, while the Ducks are 11-12-5. Carolina is 8-9-10 against the total, while Anaheim is 8-14-6 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Anaheim vs Carolina injuries news.

The Hurricanes - Ducks odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Anaheim is rated No. 10 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 20.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Anaheim Ducks No. 30-ranked offense (1.96 goals per game) against a Carolina Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.11 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 19.72% rate while the Hurricanes have a 74.29% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 6-5 loser as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -208 were rewarded, while the 11 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Anaheim was a 2-1 winner at home against the Penguins. Bettors on Anaheim at -140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
  • Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Anaheim
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games
  • Anaheim is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Anaheim's last 5 games at home
  • Anaheim is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Carolina

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina at Arizona, Saturday, December 12th
Anaheim at Buffalo, Thursday, December 17th