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NHL betting line favors Kings over Hurricanes

Los Angeles Kings

Carolina Hurricanes
2-2-0 October 11, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 2-1-1

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Los Angeles Kings invade PNC Arena on Friday.

The Kings will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 2-2-0 this season, while the Hurricanes are 2-1-1. Los Angeles is 2-1-1 against the total, while Carolina is 1-3 versus the number.

View Los Angeles Kings vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Hurricanes as 110 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Hurricanes at No. 28 and the Kings at No. 7 heading into this contest.

Last time out for Los Angeles, they were a 4-3 winner as they battled the Senators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Kings at -165 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Hurricanes were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Carolina at +152 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 22-ranked offense (2.25 goals per game) against a Kings defense that ranks No. 23 at 3.25 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 14.29% rate while the Kings have a 83.33% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Kings at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Los Angeles is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games
Los Angeles is 2-15 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Los Angeles is 1-4-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Los Angeles's last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
Carolina is 2-10-1 SU in its last 13 games
Carolina is 3-11 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games at home
Carolina is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Los Angeles

Next up:
Los Angeles at Florida, Sunday, October 13th
Carolina at Phoenix, Sunday, October 13th