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Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Betting Preview

The Carolina Hurricanes battle the visiting Washington Capitals on Friday in NHL betting action at RBC Center.

The Hurricanes are 5-4-3 so far on the season. The Capitals, meanwhile, are 8-2. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Carolina go 6-5-1 and the Capitals go 6-4 on the totals.

View Washington vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hurricanes were listed as +115 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Hurricanes at No. 27 and the Capitals at No. 1 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 14-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 17 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 14.3% rate while the Capitals have a 75% rate on the penalty kill.

Washington was a 5-4 winner in its last match at home against the Ducks. They won as -168 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

Carolina was a 4-2 winner in its last match at home against the Lightning. They won as -110 favorites, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Anaheim are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Capitals at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Carolina
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Carolina
Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 12 of Carolina's last 18 games at home
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games

Next up:
Washington at NY Islanders, Saturday, November 5
Carolina home to Dallas, Sunday, November 6

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