Hockey odds preview - Washington vs. Carolina
Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds
NHL wagering interest swings to the Carolina vs Washington battle on Tuesday at PNC Arena as the Hurricanes try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.
Supporters of the Capitals have seen them go 16-17-2 so far this season, while the Hurricanes are at 16-16-2. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 15-18-1, while the Capitals are 14-18-3.
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Capitals listed earlier today as underdogs of +-121 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hurricanes rated this week at No. 20 and the Capitals sitting at No. 19.
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. 19 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Hurricanes powerplay has clicked at a 12.7% rate while the Capitals have a 77% rate on the penalty kill.
In their last action, Washington was a 5-4 loser on the road against the Flyers. Bettors on Philadelphia at -116 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Canadiens on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Canadiens at -185 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6
A few Capitals at Hurricanes trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing Carolina
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Carolina
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 6 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Carolina's last 10 games
Carolina is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington home to NY Islanders, Thursday, April 4
Carolina home to Tampa Bay, Thursday, April 4