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Florida Panthers take on Hurricanes in hockey test

Florida Panthers

Carolina Hurricanes
18-22-7 January 18, 2014, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 19-18-9

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

Supporters of the Panthers have seen them go 18-22-7 so far this season, while the Hurricanes are at 19-18-9. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 19-22-5, while the Panthers are 20-22-5.

View Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed as 129 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

This game matches up the No. 13 (Hurricanes) and the No. 24 (Panthers) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Florida was a 3-0 loser in its last match at home against the Sharks. They lost as +131 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 2-0 loser as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Flames at +168 were rewarded, while the 2 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.41 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 25 at 3.06 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 14.63% while the Panthers defense kills off 76.92% of their penalties.

A few Panthers at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Florida's last 5 games
Florida is 7-15 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Florida's last 7 games on the road
Florida is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing Carolina
Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games at home
Carolina is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing Florida

Next up:
Florida at Pittsburgh, Monday, January 20th
Carolina home to Tampa Bay, Sunday, January 19th