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Hurricanes vs Avalanche Hockey Game Preview

Carolina Hurricanes

Colorado Avalanche
4-3-3 October 25, 2013, 09:00 PM | Pepsi Center 8-1-0

NHL wagering interest swings to the Colorado vs Carolina battle on Friday at Pepsi Center as the Avalanche try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Avalanche bring a 8-1-0 record to the battle against the 4-3-3 Hurricanes. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Colorado go 4-5 so far and the Hurricanes go 3-7.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Colorado Avalanche Odds and Stats.

Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Avalanche as -173 moneyline Favorite in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

The Avalanche - Hurricanes odds would favor the Avalanche if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Colorado is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 22.

Carolina was a 3-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Wild. They lost as +137 underdogs, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Colorado was a 1-0 winner in its last match on the road against the Penguins. They won as +160 underdogs, while the total score of 1 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Colorado's No. 10-ranked offense (3.11 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Avalanche powerplay has clicked at a 21.88% rate while the Hurricanes have a 78.95% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Carolina at Pittsburgh, Monday, October 28th
Colorado at Atlanta, Sunday, October 27th