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Pittsburgh Penguins take on Hurricanes in hockey test

Pittsburgh PenguinsCarolina Hurricanes
Dec 3, 7:00 PM | RBC Center

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds

15-7-4TEAM RECORD8-15-4

The Carolina Hurricanes look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Penguins arrive at RBC Center on Saturday.

This season the Hurricanes are 8-15-4 overall while the Penguins are 15-7-4. As for the totals, Carolina is 14-11-2 on the OU, and Pittsburgh is 11-12-3.

View Pittsburgh vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Hurricanes in this one will find them as +135 underdogs on the NHL money line. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Hurricanes, most recently No. 28 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Penguins, who rate a No. 1 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 26-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 9 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 11.6% rate while the Penguins have a 89.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Capitals on December 1. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -115 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, Carolina was a 5-3 loser at home against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at -115 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing Washington are 6-4
After a win are 5-5

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing NY Rangers are 6-4
After a loss are 2-8

A few Penguins at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 10 games when playing Carolina
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Boston, Monday, December 5
Carolina at Calgary, Tuesday, December 6