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Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds Preview with Prediction

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Pittsburgh Penguins dueling the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday at PNC Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Carolina sat as 109 underdogs over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 3-2.7 win for the Hurricanes on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Pittsburgh Penguins will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 27-19-7 this season, while the Hurricanes are 24-21-8. Pittsburgh is 20-23-10 against the total, while Carolina is 16-18-19 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

This game puts the Carolina Hurricanes, most recently No. 18 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rate a No. 5 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Carolina's No. 25-ranked offense, averaging 2.41 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 13 at 2.6 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 16.17% while the Penguins defense kills off 83.43% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Pittsburgh lost its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Rangers on February 10. Bettors who backed the Rangers at +122 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Carolina was a 2-1 loser in its last match on the road against the Canadiens. They lost as +108 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
  • Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh at Florida, Monday, February 15th
Carolina home to New York, Saturday, February 13th