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Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Pick and Betting Preview

Verizon Center hosts an NHL battle on the odds menu between the Washington Capitals and the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Carolina Hurricanes in this one, they Hurricanes listed earlier today as underdogs of 180 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.4-1.9 victory for the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Carolina Hurricanes will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 24-20-7 this season, while the Capitals are 36-11-6. Carolina is 22-22-7 against the total, while Washington is 23-18-12 versus the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Carolina injuries news.

The Washington Capitals sit at No. 1 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Carolina Hurricanes sit at a No. 20 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 5-ranked offense, averaging 3.3 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.86 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 20.75% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 87.69% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Carolina was a 5-4 winner on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on Carolina at -104 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Capitals were a 5-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Kings. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -157 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Carolina's last 12 games
  • Carolina is 17-4 ATS in its last 21 games on the road
  • Carolina is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Carolina's last 9 games on the road
  • Washington is 10-4 ATS in its last 14 games
  • Washington is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games
  • Washington is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Carolina at Dallas, Saturday, February 11th
Washington home to Detroit, Thursday, February 9th