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NHL betting line favors Bruins over Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes

Boston Bruins
29-28-9 March 15, 2014, 01:00 PM | TD Garden 43-17-5

Hockey bettors look for value at TD Garden on Saturday as host Boston battles the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey odds action.

This season the Bruins are 43-17-5 overall while the Hurricanes are 29-28-9. As for the totals, Boston is 25-22-18 on the OU, and Carolina is 27-32-7.View Carolina Hurricanes vs Boston Bruins Odds and Stats.

On the opening NHL line for this matchup, Boston sat as -231 Favorite over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5.5 at 5Dimes but may move closer to puck drop.

The Bruins - Hurricanes odds would favor the Bruins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Boston is rated No. 1 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 25.

Carolina won its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Sabres on March 13. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at -180 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 2-1 winner as they battled the Coyotes at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -172 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 4-ranked offense, averaging 3.18 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.83 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 20.74% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 81.28% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Bruins trends to consider:
Carolina is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Boston
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games at home
Boston is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina

Next up:
Carolina home to Edmonton, Sunday, March 16th
Boston home to Minnesota, Monday, March 17th