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Ducks vs Hurricanes Hockey Game Preview

Anaheim Ducks

Carolina Hurricanes
15-5-1 November 15, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 7-7-4

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

The Hurricanes are 7-7-4 so far on the season. The Ducks, meanwhile, are 15-5-1. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Carolina go 5-12-1 and the Ducks go 10-10-1 on the totals.

View Anaheim Ducks vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Anaheim before puck drop in this match found them as -126-moneyline favorites at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

The Hurricanes - Ducks odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 26 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Anaheim is at No. 7.

Last time out for Anaheim, they were a 5-1 loser as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -112 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Carolina was a 2-1 winner in its last match at home against the Avalanche. They won as +127 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 28-ranked offense (1.89 goals per game) against a Ducks defense that ranks No. 12 at 2.52 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 13.04% rate while the Ducks have a 75.76% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Ducks at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Anaheim is 15-4-1 SU in its last 20 games
Anaheim is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Anaheim's last 6 games when playing Carolina
Anaheim is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games
Carolina is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Anaheim at Pittsburgh, Monday, November 18th
Carolina at St. Louis, Saturday, November 16th