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Moneyline favors Penguins in battle with Hurricanes

Pittsburgh Penguins

Carolina Hurricanes
7-4-0 October 28, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 4-4-3

The visiting Penguins hope for a solid performance on Monday as they look to steal a win at PNC Arena against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Carolina battles the Penguins, currently with a 7-4-0 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 4-7 for the Hurricanes and 5-6 for the Penguins.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Hurricanes in this one, they were listed as moneyline underdogs of 119 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 24 and the Penguins sitting at No. 2.

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Maple Leafs on October 26. Bettors who backed the Maple Leafs at +131 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Carolina was a 4-2 loser on the road against the Avalanche. Bettors on Colorado at -210 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 23-ranked offense, averaging 2.27 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.55 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 14.89% while the Penguins defense kills off 76.67% of their penalties.

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Boston, Wednesday, October 30th
Carolina at Tampa Bay, Friday, November 1st