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Moneyline favors in battle with

Ottawa Senators

Carolina Hurricanes
22-19-10 January 25, 2014, 12:00 PM | PNC Arena 22-19-9

Ottawa pays a visit to Carolina on Saturday, hoping to shut down the Hurricanes snipers in hockey action at PNC Arena.

The Hurricanes sport a record of 22-19-9 heading into this matchup, while the Senators sit at 22-19-10 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 21-24-5 for the Hurricanes and 29-21-1 for the Senators.

View Ottawa Senators vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Senators were listed as -105 on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Saturday at BetOnline.

The Hurricanes - Senators odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 17 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Ottawa is at No. 18.

Ottawa lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Lightning on January 23. Bettors who backed the Lightning at -142 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Hurricanes were a 5-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Sabres. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 23-ranked offense (2.5 goals per game) against a Senators defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.12 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 14.2% rate while the Senators have a 80.31% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Senators at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Ottawa's last 6 games
Ottawa is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Ottawa is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Ottawa's last 5 games when playing Carolina
Carolina is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Carolina's last 10 games at home

Next up:
Ottawa at Columbus, Tuesday, January 28th
Carolina home to Columbus, Monday, January 27th