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Nashville Predators home to Hurricanes in hockey betting action

Carolina HurricanesNashville Predators
Jan 7, 8:00 PM | Bridgestone Arena

Carolina Hurricanes vs Nashville Predators Odds

14-21-7TEAM RECORD21-15-4

The Nashville Predators look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Hurricanes arrive at Bridgestone Arena on Saturday.

This season the Predators are 21-15-4 overall while the Hurricanes are 14-21-7. As for the totals, Nashville is 16-19-5 on the OU, and Carolina is 25-15-2.

View Carolina vs Nashville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Predators as -180 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest. The over under opened at 5.5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Predators sit at No. 20 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Hurricanes sit at a No. 29 on the same chart.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Nashville's No. 18-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 29 at 3.4 goals per game allowed. The Predators powerplay has clicked at a 19.9% rate while the Hurricanes have a 78.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Carolina won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Sabres on January 6. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Nashville was a 4-1 loser at home against the Stars. Bettors on Dallas at +123 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Buffalo are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

Nashville Predators Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Minnesota are 3-7
After playing Dallas are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

A few Hurricanes at Predators trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing Nashville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing on the road against Nashville
Nashville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
Nashville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Carolina
Nashville is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games at home
Nashville is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games

Next up:
Carolina home to Philadelphia, Tuesday, January 10
Nashville at Colorado, Tuesday, January 10