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Washington CapitalsCarolina Hurricanes
March 14, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds

10-14-1TEAM RECORD15-9-1

The visiting Capitals hope for a solid performance on Thursday as they look to steal a win at PNC Arena against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Carolina battles the Capitals, currently with a 10-14-1 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 14-11 for the Hurricanes and 10-13-2 for the Capitals.

View Washington vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Hockey odds makers at 5Dimes opened the Hurricanes as -163 moneyline favorites in this matchup. Over under bettors saw the number open at 5.5 at BetOnline.

Power Rankings:
This game matches up the No. 12 (Hurricanes) and the No. 22 (Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 6-ranked offense, averaging 3.2 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 13.8% while the Capitals defense kills off 76.3% of their penalties.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-0 winner as they battled the Capitals on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -103 were rewarded, while the 4 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Capitals at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games when playing Carolina
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Carolina
Washington is 3-10 SU in its last 13 games on the road
Carolina is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games when playing Washington

Next up:
Washington at Boston, Saturday, March 16
Carolina at Tampa Bay, Saturday, March 16

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