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Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Matchup Report

Columbus Blue Jackets

Carolina Hurricanes
37-30-6 March 29, 2014, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 32-32-9

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

Carolina battles the Blue Jackets, currently with a 37-30-6 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 29-37-7 for the Hurricanes and 36-33-4 for the Blue Jackets. View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Hurricanes at No. 25 and the Blue Jackets at No. 21 heading into this contest.

The Blue Jackets were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at +105 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -113 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 22-ranked offense (2.52 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.71 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 13.57% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 82.35% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Blue Jackets at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Columbus is 2-3-1 SU in its last 6 games
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 6 games on the road
Columbus is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Carolina is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing Columbus

Next up:
Columbus home to Colorado, Tuesday, April 1st
Carolina at Ottawa, Monday, March 31st