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Hurricanes open as moneyline underdog vs Ducks

Carolina Hurricanes

Anaheim Ducks
26-25-9 March 02, 2014, 08:00 PM | Honda Center 42-14-5

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Carolina duelling Anaheim on Sunday at Honda Center.

The Ducks currently sport a record of 42-14-5. The Hurricanes are 26-25-9. Betting totals have seen the Ducks post a 31-27-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hurricanes have gone 23-30-7 against the number.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Anaheim Ducks Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Ducks as -205 Favorite earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

The Ducks - Hurricanes odds would favor the Ducks if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Anaheim is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 15.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 3-1 result against the Kings on March 1. Bettors who backed the Kings at -185 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

The Ducks were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Anaheim at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Anaheim's No. 3-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Ducks powerplay has clicked at a 17.87% rate while the Hurricanes have a 80.85% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Carolina at San Jose, Tuesday, March 4th
Anaheim home to Montreal, Wednesday, March 5th