Hockey odds preview - Carolina vs. Washington
Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Odds
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.
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.
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
Carolina home to Boston, Saturday, April 13
Washington home to Tampa Bay, Saturday, April 13