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Hockey odds preview - New Jersey vs. Carolina

New Jersey Devils

Carolina Hurricanes
9-11-5 November 29, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 10-10-5

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

The Devils will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 9-11-5 this season, while the Hurricanes are 10-10-5. New Jersey is 6-14-5 on the totals; Carolina is 8-14-3.

View New Jersey Devils vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Hurricanes were listed earlier today as 114 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 27-ranked Hurricanes and the No. 18-rated Devils in this matchup.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 27-ranked offense (2.12 goals per game) against a Devils defense that ranks No. 10 at 2.48 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 13.19% rate while the Devils have a 86.75% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Devils at Hurricanes trends to consider:
New Jersey is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
New Jersey is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of New Jersey's last 7 games on the road
New Jersey is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Carolina
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Carolina is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina's last 10 games at home

Next up:
New Jersey home to Buffalo, Saturday, November 30th
Carolina home to Vancouver, Sunday, December 1st