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Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Friday when the Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes meet at PNC Arena.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-2 loser as they battled the Flyers on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Flyers at -114 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Carolina was a 3-1 winner on the road against the Coyotes. Bettors on Carolina at +144 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (4) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.

Carolina:
Team record: 14-13-7 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Boston are 4-6
After playing Phoenix are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

Washington:
Team record: 18-13-3 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of last 7 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 9 games when playing on the road against Carolina
is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Carolina

When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 4-6
After playing Philadelphia are 5-5
After a loss are 5-5

Next up:
Washington home to New Jersey, Saturday, December 21
Carolina at Tampa Bay, Saturday, December 21