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Wild visit Carolina Hurricanes in NHL clash

Minnesota Wild

Carolina Hurricanes
9-4-4 November 09, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 6-7-3

The Carolina Hurricanes look to emerge victorious in NHL odds action as the Wild arrive at PNC Arena on Saturday.

The Hurricanes sport a record of 6-7-3 heading into this matchup, while the Wild sit at 9-4-4 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-11 for the Hurricanes and 6-9-2 for the Wild.

View Minnesota Wild vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Wild listed earlier today as favorites of -110 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 27-rated Hurricanes and the No. 8-ranked Wild, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Minnesota lost its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Capitals on November 7. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -110 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 1-0 winner as they battled the Islanders at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -110 were rewarded, while the 1 goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 27-ranked offense (1.88 goals per game) against a Wild defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.24 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 13.85% rate while the Wild have a 77.27% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Wild at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Minnesota is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Minnesota's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Minnesota's last 12 games
Minnesota is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 5-16 SU in its last 21 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Minnesota at Toronto, Wednesday, November 13th
Carolina at Quebec, Tuesday, November 12th