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San Jose favored by -178 against Carolina on Friday

San Jose Sharks

Carolina Hurricanes
19-4-5 December 06, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 12-12-5

PNC Arena hosts an NHL battle between the Carolina Hurricanes and the visiting San Jose Sharks on Friday.

Carolina will face the 19-4-5 Sharks. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 10-15-4 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Sharks are 15-11-2 favoring the OVER.

View San Jose Sharks vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Hurricanes were listed earlier today as 162 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 8-rated Sharks taking on the No. 28-rated Hurricanes in this contest.

San Jose lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Penguins on December 5. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 5-2 winner as they battled the Predators on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +122 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 25-ranked offense (2.28 goals per game) against a Sharks defense that ranks No. 8 at 2.39 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 12.84% rate while the Sharks have a 81.48% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Sharks at Hurricanes trends to consider:
San Jose is 6-0-1 SU in its last 7 games
San Jose is 4-1-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
San Jose is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of San Jose's last 6 games when playing Carolina
Carolina is 3-6-1 SU in its last 10 games
Carolina is 8-17 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Carolina's last 16 games at home
Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing San Jose

Next up:
San Jose at Minnesota, Sunday, December 8th
Carolina at Vancouver, Monday, December 9th