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Hurricanes visit Minnesota Wild in NHL clash

Carolina Hurricanes

Minnesota Wild
4-2-3 October 24, 2013, 08:00 PM | Xcel Energy Center 4-3-3

The visiting Hurricanes hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at Xcel Energy Center against the Minnesota Wild.

Minnesota will face the 4-2-3 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Wild are 2-6-2 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hurricanes are 3-6 favoring the OVER.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Minnesota Wild Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with the Wild in this one found them earlier as -147 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.

The Wild sit at No. 8 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hurricanes sit at a No. 22 on the same chart.

Carolina was a 4-3 winner in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They won as +115 underdogs, while the total score of 7 made winners of OVER bettors.

In their last action, Minnesota was a 2-0 winner at home against the Predators. Bettors on Minnesota at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Minnesota's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.1 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.89 goals allowed. The Wild power play is averaging 25% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 81.82% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Wild trends to consider:
Carolina is 7-17 SU in its last 24 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Minnesota is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Minnesota's last 5 games

Next up:
Carolina at Colorado, Friday, October 25th
Minnesota at Chicago, Saturday, October 26th