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Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Betting Matchup Report

Washington Capitals

Carolina Hurricanes
18-13-3 December 20, 2013, 07:00 PM | PNC Arena 14-13-7

The Carolina Hurricanes battle the visiting Washington Capitals on Friday in NHL betting action at PNC Arena.

Supporters of the Capitals have seen them go 18-13-3 so far this season, while the Hurricanes are at 14-13-7. In totals betting, the Hurricanes are 12-18-4, while the Capitals are 16-18.

View Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes Odds and Stats.

The Hurricanes were listed earlier today as -105 moneyline at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The Hurricanes - Capitals odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Carolina is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Washington is at No. 14.

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.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Carolina's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.32 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 24 at 3 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 12.4% while the Capitals defense kills off 82.68% of their penalties.

A few Capitals at Hurricanes trends to consider:
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 6-12 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 7 games when playing Washington
Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Carolina's last 9 games when playing at home against Washington

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