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Montreal Canadiens vs Carolina Hurricanes Betting Matchup Report

Carolina Hurricanes

Montreal Canadiens
24-19-9 January 28, 2014, 07:30 PM | Bell Centre 27-20-5

Montreal will try to be nasty hosts on Tuesday when the Carolina Hurricanes pay a visit to Bell Centre.

Montreal battles the Hurricanes, currently with a 24-19-9 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-28-7 for the Canadiens and 22-25-5 for the Hurricanes.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Montreal Canadiens Odds and Stats.

The Hurricanes were listed as 148 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5 before betting started earlier on Tuesday at BetOnline.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 14-rated Hurricanes taking on the No. 28-rated Canadiens in this contest.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Blue Jackets at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -116 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Montreal's No. 24-ranked offense (2.46 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.83 goals per game allowed. The Canadiens powerplay has clicked at a 19.1% rate while the Hurricanes have a 79.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Carolina home to St. Louis, Friday, January 31st
Montreal at Boston, Thursday, January 30th