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Hurricanes open as moneyline underdog vs Blackhawks

Chicago Blackhawks

Carolina Hurricanes
3-1-1 October 15, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 2-2-2

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Chicago Blackhawks invade PNC Arena on Tuesday.

Carolina battles the Blackhawks, currently with a 3-1-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 2-4 for the Hurricanes and 1-4 for the Blackhawks.

View Chicago Blackhawks vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Blackhawks were listed as -152 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 26 and the Blackhawks sitting at No. 4.

In their last action, Chicago was a 2-1 winner at home against the Sabres. Bettors on Chicago at -243 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

In their last action, Carolina was a 5-3 loser at home against the Coyotes. Bettors on Phoenix at +107 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 24-ranked offense, averaging 2.17 goals per game, against a Blackhawks defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 14.29% while the Blackhawks defense kills off 64.29% of their penalties.

Next up:
Chicago at St. Louis, Thursday, October 17th
Carolina at Toronto, Thursday, October 17th