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Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Preview

Washington CapitalsCarolina Hurricanes
Jan 20, 7:00 PM | PNC Arena

Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds

25-18-2TEAM RECORD16-24-8

Carolina will try to be nasty hosts on Friday when the Washington Capitals pay a visit to PNC Arena.

This season the Hurricanes are 16-24-8 overall while the Capitals are 25-18-2. As for the totals, Carolina is 28-18-2 on the OU, and Washington is 24-21.

View Washington vs Carolina Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Hurricanes were listed as +100 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5 earlier on Monday.

Power Rankings:
The Hurricanes - Capitals odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 29 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 15.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Carolina's No. 17-ranked offense (2.6 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 14 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 15.1% rate while the Capitals have a 82.1% rate on the penalty kill.

The Capitals were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +130 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Penguins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -190 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

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

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a loss are 5-5

A few Capitals at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina's last 10 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 9 of Carolina's last 12 games

Next up:
Washington at Pittsburgh, Sunday, January 22
Carolina at NY Islanders, Saturday, January 21