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Montreal favored by -131 against Carolina on Tuesday

Montreal Canadiens

Carolina Hurricanes
23-14-3 December 31, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 14-16-9

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

Carolina battles the Canadiens, currently with a 23-14-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 16-18-5 for the Hurricanes and 11-24-5 for the Canadiens.

View Montreal Canadiens 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 Tuesday's contest. The over-under was at 5 earlier at BetOnline.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Hurricanes and the No. 21-ranked Canadiens, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Montreal, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Panthers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Panthers at +110 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

The Hurricanes were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at -120 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 29-ranked offense, averaging 2.33 goals per game, against a Canadiens defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.22 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 13.87% while the Canadiens defense kills off 87.02% of their penalties.

A few Canadiens at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Montreal is 13-6 SU in its last 19 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Montreal's last 19 games on the road
Montreal is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Montreal's last 7 games when playing on the road against Carolina
Carolina is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Montreal at Dallas, Thursday, January 2nd
Carolina at Washington, Thursday, January 2nd