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NHL betting line favors Oilers over Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes

Edmonton Oilers
13-13-5 December 10, 2013, 09:30 PM | Rexall Place 10-18-3

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Edmonton and Carolina on Tuesday, with the host Oilers trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Hurricanes will try to spoil to the party on Tuesday; they are 13-13-5 this season, while the Oilers are 10-18-3. Carolina is 11-16-4 on the totals; Edmonton is 16-14-1.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Edmonton Oilers Odds and Stats.

If you're going with the Oilers in this one, they were listed as moneyline Favorite of -131 on most hockey betting menus early today for Tuesday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Oilers and the No. 27-rated Hurricanes in this matchup.

In their last action, Carolina was a 2-0 loser on the road against the Canucks. Bettors on Vancouver at -145 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (2) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Edmonton lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Flames on December 7. Bettors who backed the Flames at +165 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Edmonton's No. 16-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.77 goals allowed. The Oilers power play is averaging 18.8% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 81.31% of their penalties.

Next up:
Carolina at Calgary, Thursday, December 12th
Edmonton home to Boston, Thursday, December 12th