How to Bet on Carolina Hurricanes in NC

Not only is sports betting now legal in North Carolina, the state has one of the best professional teams in North America.

The Carolina Hurricanes are among the top teams in the National Hockey League and have the fourth-best odds to win the Stanley Cup at most sportsbooks.

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Straight-up bets to win the Stanley Cup are just one way you can place bets on the Carolina Hurricanes and National Hockey League.

Common hockey bets are the moneyline, puck line, and Over/Under goal total. Below, we explore the different ways to place bets on the NHL.

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Moneyline bets are simple: Pick the winner of a particular NHL game. This is the most straight-up way to bet on the NHL. Oddsmakers will set the betting lines, and the bettor can choose which team will win.

For example, the Carolina Hurricanes hosted the Winnipeg Jets on Saturday, March 2.

The moneyline for that game on DraftKings was -148 for the Hurricanes and +124 for the Jets. This “vig” is how sportsbooks make money off bettors.

Using denominations of $100 for this example, that means you need to bet $148 to win $100 on the Hurricanes to win (plus your original $148). If you want to bet on the Jets, you would bet $100 and win $124 (plus your original $100).

Winnipeg overcame a 3-0 deficit with five goals in the third period to win that game, 5-3. If a bettor made a wager on Carolina, that was a losing bet. A bet on Winnipeg was a winner.

Puck Line

The puck line is what football gamblers know as the point spread. Oddsmakers use the puck line to try to even the odds of a game, thus giving bettors the option of betting on either team and still having a chance of winning the bet.

For that March 2 game between the Hurricanes and Jets, the puck line was -1.5 for the Hurricanes and +1.5 for the Jets. If you want to bet on the Hurricanes to win, they have to win by at least two goals to cover the puck line. For the Jets selection, they would have to either win the game or not lose by more than one goal.

Again, a bet on the Winnipeg Jets was a winner with the 5-3 final score.

Over-Under Goal Total

For that March 2 game, the total was 5.5. If you wanted to bet on the Jets Over 5.5 goals, the bettor needed to wager $102 to win $100. To bet on the Hurricanes Under 5.5 goals, the bettor needed to wager $118 to win $100.

If you bet Over on Carolina vs. Winnipeg on March 2, you won the bet as the teams combined to score eight goals.


These tend to be long-term wagers. You can bet on the Stanley Cup champion, Eastern Conference champion, Western Conference champion, and the final points total of a team, among other bets.

Individual trophies also offer future bets. You can bet on the Hart Trophy (league MVP), Calder Trophy (Rookie of the Year), Rocket Richard Trophy (top goal scorer), Vezina Trophy (best goaltender), and Jack Adams Award (best coach).


Bettors can make a wager on multiple bets within a game. To win a parlay, every bet must win to pay off. If a bettor makes four parlay bets and only three win, the entire bet is a loser.

Parlays include moneyline, puck line, and player props. Betting player props include making wagers on a player scoring a goal, assists, power play point, shots on goal, ice time, blocked shots, and who will score the first goal.

60-Minute Line

These bets are based on the game ending in regulation time. There are three possibilities for a 60-minute line bet: the home team wins, the visiting team wins, or the game ends in a tie.


These are bets on certain game segments — goals scored in a particular period, moneylines, which team will lead after the first period, which team will lead after the second period.

You can place a bet on whether there will be a goal scored in the game’s first 10 minutes, second 10 minutes, and the other time segments. Will each team score three goals? That’s a potential bet. Sportsbooks have lists of derivative bets.

A Possible Inside Edge

Unlike baseball, which basically plays every day, and football, which plays once a week, hockey’s schedule is all over the map — literally and figuratively. Teams will play on back-to-back nights in two different cities. Teams can play as many as three games in four nights, according to NHL rules.

When placing bets, check the teams’ schedules and see who is rested and who is playing the second game of a back-to-back — two games in two days, or the third game of a four-day stretch. Check the travel involved. Teams will play a game, fly that night after the game to the site of its next game, and play the second game in two nights. That’s not a guarantee on the outcome, of course, but a potential edge.

For example, the Carolina Hurricanes didn’t have a potential edge in the past week. The Carolina Hurricanes played three games in four nights from March 7 to 10, and won all three games. The Hurricanes defeated visiting Montreal, 4-1, on March 7; won at New Jersey, 4-2, on March 9; and defeated visiting Calgary, 7-2, on March 10. All three of the Hurricanes’ opponents are not current playoff teams, although New Jersey and Calgary are still in the hunt. Traveling up and down the East Coast didn’t affect the Hurricanes enough to prevent them from losing to inferior competition.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, on average, NHL teams play 12 back-to-back games. This season, the New Jersey Devils play 16 back-to-backs, the most in the NHL. The Seattle Kraken only has seven back-to-backs.

According to ESPN Stats & Information, in the last five seasons, the winning percentage for a team’s first game of a back-to-back (.555) is greater than for the second half of a back-to-back (.507).

ESPN Stats and Information reports that only 25 percent of teams have won both back-to-back games. 30 percent of teams have lost both games.

About the Author
Chuck Bausman

Chuck Bausman

Sports Betting Writer
Chuck Bausman is a sports betting writer at Gaming Today. Bausman has more than 30 years of experience in journalism. He is a former executive sports editor of the Philadelphia Daily News and managing editor of Philly Hockey Now. He is also a journalism professor at Rider University.

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