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Carolina Hurricanes at Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Lines and Trends

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Pittsburgh and Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, with the host Penguins trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Pittsburgh sat as -155 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.8-1.8 result in favor of the Hurricanes. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Pittsburgh Penguins Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Pittsburgh Penguins are 20-18-3 overall while the Carolina Hurricanes are 18-13-8. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 21-18-2 on the OU, and Carolina is 18-19-2. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Carolina injuries news.

This game puts the Pittsburgh Penguins, most recently No. 4 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Carolina Hurricanes, who rate a No. 24 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Pittsburgh's No. 18-ranked offense, averaging 2.83 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 20 at 3.05 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 26.03% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 79.17% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Hurricanes were a 5-4 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +108 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Penguins were a 5-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Flyers. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +104 on the moneyline, while the total score (6) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Carolina is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Carolina is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
  • Carolina is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games
  • Pittsburgh is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina at Boston, Saturday, January 6th
Pittsburgh at New York, Friday, January 5th