Moneyline favors Senators in battle with Hurricanes

32-32-10 March 31, 2014, 07:30 PM | Canadian Tire Centre 31-29-14

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Carolina duelling Ottawa on Monday at Canadian Tire Centre.

The Senators are 31-29-14 so far on the season. The Hurricanes, meanwhile, are 32-32-10. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Ottawa go 44-29-1 and the Hurricanes go 29-38-7 on the totals.View Carolina Hurricanes vs Ottawa Senators Odds and Stats.

On the Sportsbook NHL line for this matchup, Ottawa sat as -136 Favorite over at Sportsbook. The total was set at 5.5 at Sportsbook but may move closer to puck drop.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 28-rated Senators and the No. 24-ranked Hurricanes, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 3-2 loser as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blue Jackets at +115 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

The Senators were a 6-3 Sportsbook in their most recent outing at home against the Flames. That made Sportsbooks of bettors who got Ottawa at -130 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Ottawa's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.92 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.81 goals allowed. The Senators power play is averaging 18.52% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 82.3% of their penalties.

Next up:
Carolina at Pittsburgh, Tuesday, April 1st
Ottawa home to New York, Wednesday, April 2nd
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