Hockey odds preview - Carolina vs. Washington

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April 11, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Odds

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Hockey bettors look for value at Verizon Center on Thursday as host Washington battles the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey odds action.

Washington battles the Hurricanes, currently with a 16-21-2 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 17-20-3 for the Capitals and 18-19-2 for the Hurricanes.

View Carolina vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as -191 favorites earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Capitals, most recently No. 19 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Hurricanes, who rate a No. 22 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 7-ranked offense (3 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 28 at 3.2 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Hurricanes have a 76.9% rate on the penalty kill.

The Hurricanes were a 5-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Penguins. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -160 on the moneyline, while the total score (8) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Capitals were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +142 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Pittsburgh are 4-6
After a loss are 1-9

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Montreal are 3-7
After a win are 6-4

A few Hurricanes at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Carolina's last 17 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games when playing on the road against Washington
Carolina is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Washington's last 17 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games

Next up:
Carolina home to Boston, Saturday, April 13
Washington home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 13

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