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Hurricanes face Phoenix Coyotes: NHL odds preview and stats

Carolina Hurricanes

Phoenix Coyotes
13-13-7 December 14, 2013, 08:00 PM | Jobing.com Arena 18-8-5

The visiting Hurricanes hope for a solid performance on Saturday as they look to steal a win at Jobing.com Arena against the Phoenix Coyotes.

The Hurricanes will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 13-13-7 this season, while the Coyotes are 18-8-5. Carolina is 12-17-4 on the totals; Phoenix is 19-11-1.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Phoenix Coyotes Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Coyotes as -186 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Coyotes sit at No. 11 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hurricanes sit at a No. 27 on the same chart.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Flames on December 12. Bettors who backed the Flames at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Phoenix was a 6-3 winner in its last match at home against the Islanders. They won as -166 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Phoenix's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.32 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.82 goals allowed. The Coyotes power play is averaging 21.5% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 81.08% of their penalties.

Next up:
Carolina home to Washington, Friday, December 20th
Phoenix at Montreal, Tuesday, December 17th