Friday NHL Opening Odds
The Spread) – There are five games on the NHL schedule Friday night including a battle between a Carolina Hurricanes team in need of a win and the host Tampa Bay Lightning. View Current NHL Hockey Odds
Carolina is ninth in the Eastern Conference with 78 points, three behind Buffalo for the eighth spot. The Hurricanes enter tonight's action 34-29-10 overall and 14-17-6 on the road. Tampa Bay is fifth in the conference with 89 points and has a record of 39-23-11 along with 22-10-5 at home. Play starts at 7:30 PM EST.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book SBGGLOBAL.com, the Tampa Bay Lightning have been made -145 favorites and the Hurricanes are listed as +125 underdogs. The over-under is listed at 5.5.
Eric Staal leads Carolina with 29 goals and 36 assists, but he has been held to no goals and three assists in his last seven games. Tampa Bay's Steven Stamkos has 43 goals and 43 assists, but is without a point in his previous three games.
According to NHL trends, Carolina is 10-5 against the spread versus Tampa Bay over the last three seasons. Eight of 15 games in this series have gone under the total over the last three seasons. Carolina is 9-23 ATS when playing against a team with a winning record this season.
In other NHL action, the Pittsburgh Penguins host the New Jersey Devils at 7:00PM EST. Pittsburgh is a -125 favorite and the over-under is 5. Washington travels to Ottawa for a 7:30PM EST start. The Capitals are -175 favorites, while the over-under is 5.5. Vancouver is at Atlanta for a 7:30PM EST start. The Canucks are -165 faves with an over-under sitting at 5.5.
NHL Friday Opening Odds & Totals
51 New Jersey Devils +105 (5)
52 Pittsburgh Penguins -125
53 Washington Capitals -175 (5.5)
54 Ottawa Senators +155
55 Carolina Hurricanes +125 (5.5)
56 Tampa Bay Lightning -145
57 Florida Panthers +200 (5.5)
58 Buffalo Sabres -240
59 Vancouver Canucks -165 (5.5)
60 Atlanta Thrashers +145