Hockey odds preview - Carolina vs. Washington
Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Odds
The Washington Capitals battle the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in NHL betting action at Verizon Center.
Washington will face the 9-7-1 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Capitals are 7-9-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hurricanes are 10-7 favoring the OVER.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Hurricanes listed earlier today as underdogs of +-126 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
This game puts the Capitals, most recently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Hurricanes, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 21 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 28.8% rate while the Hurricanes have a 76.8% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +120 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Washington was a 5-1 winner in its last match at home against the Devils. They won as -105 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a win are 5-5
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 2-8
A few Hurricanes at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Carolina's last 13 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games
Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games when playing Carolina
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Carolina
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Carolina
Carolina home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, February 28
Washington at Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 27