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Carolina Hurricanes battle vs Montreal Canadiens highlights NHL odds menu

Montreal Canadiens

Carolina Hurricanes
31-21-6 February 08, 2014, 06:00 PM | PNC Arena 26-21-9

NHL wagering interest swings to the Carolina vs Montreal battle on Saturday at PNC Arena as the Hurricanes try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Hurricanes sport a record of 26-21-9 heading into this matchup, while the Canadiens sit at 31-21-6 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 23-28-5 for the Hurricanes and 18-32-8 for the Canadiens.

View Montreal Canadiens vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Hurricanes in this one found them earlier as -105 on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Hurricanes - Canadiens odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Montreal is at No. 28.

The Canadiens were a 5-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 20-ranked offense, averaging 2.55 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.43 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 14.36% while the Canadiens defense kills off 85.86% of their penalties.

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

Next up:
Montreal home to Detroit, Wednesday, February 26th
Carolina at Buffalo, Tuesday, February 25th