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NHL betting line favors Hurricanes over Panthers

Florida Panthers

Carolina Hurricanes
22-28-7 February 07, 2014, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 25-21-9

The Carolina Hurricanes look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Panthers arrive at PNC Arena on Friday.

Carolina battles the Panthers, currently with a 22-28-7 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 22-28-5 for the Hurricanes and 25-27-5 for the Panthers.

View Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Panthers were listed as 143 underdogs on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Friday at BetOnline.

The Hurricanes - Panthers odds would favor the Hurricanes if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 16 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida is at No. 30.

The Panthers were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Detroit at -121 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Carolina was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Jets. They lost as -143 favorites, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.51 goals per game, against a Panthers defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.12 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 14.06% while the Panthers defense kills off 77.4% of their penalties.

A few Panthers at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Florida is 1-3-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Florida's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida's last 12 games when playing Carolina
Florida is 6-19 SU in its last 25 games when playing on the road against Carolina
Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games at home

Next up:
Florida home to Washington, Thursday, February 27th
Carolina home to Montreal, Saturday, February 8th