Hurricanes open as moneyline underdog vs Capitals
Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Odds
The Capitals get a visit from the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey action on Tuesday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.
The Capitals currently sports a record of 10-13-1. The Hurricanes are 14-9-1. Betting totals have seen the Capitals post a 10-12-2 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Hurricanes have gone 14-10 against the number.
If you're going with the Capitals in this one, they were listed as moneyline favorites of -121 on most hockey betting menus early today for Monday's contest. The over-under was at 5.5 earlier at BetOnline.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 22 and the Hurricanes at No. 12 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 13-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 16 at 2.9 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 25.6% rate while the Hurricanes have a 78.9% rate on the penalty kill.
Last time out for Carolina, they were a 6-3 winner as they battled the Devils at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -130 were rewarded, while the 9 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Washington lost its last outing, a 4-1 result against the Rangers on March 10. Bettors who backed the Rangers at -120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.
Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 1-9
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing NY Rangers are 4-6
After a loss are 5-5
A few Hurricanes at Capitals trends to consider:
Carolina is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Carolina
Washington is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Carolina
Carolina home to Washington, Thursday, March 14