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Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Matchup Report

Carolina Hurricanes

Columbus Blue Jackets
19-16-9 January 10, 2014, 07:00 PM | Nationwide Arena 19-20-4

Nationwide Arena hosts an NHL battle between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Friday.

Columbus battles the Hurricanes, currently with a 19-16-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 22-17-4 for the Blue Jackets and 19-20-5 for the Hurricanes.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

The Hurricanes were listed as 134 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Friday at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 14-rated Hurricanes taking on the No. 21-rated Blue Jackets in this contest.

In their last action, Columbus was a 4-3 winner on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on Columbus at +140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Columbus's No. 15-ranked offense (2.72 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.84 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 17.14% rate while the Hurricanes have a 79.72% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Hurricanes at Blue Jackets trends to consider:
Carolina is 4-0-1 SU in its last 5 games
Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games at home
Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
Columbus is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Carolina

Next up:
Carolina home to Calgary, Monday, January 13th
Columbus at Atlanta, Saturday, January 11th