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Hockey odds preview - Carolina vs. Washington

Carolina HurricanesWashington Capitals
Feb 26, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Odds

9-7-1TEAM RECORD6-10-1

The Washington Capitals battle the visiting Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday in NHL betting action at Verizon Center.

Washington will face the 9-7-1 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Capitals are 7-9-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hurricanes are 10-7 favoring the OVER.

View Carolina vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, they Hurricanes listed earlier today as underdogs of +-126 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Capitals, most recently No. 21 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Hurricanes, who rate a No. 16 in the latest survey.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 13-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 21 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 28.8% rate while the Hurricanes have a 76.8% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Carolina, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Islanders on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at +120 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Washington was a 5-1 winner in its last match at home against the Devils. They won as -105 underdogs, while the total score of 6 made winners of OVER bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Boston are 6-4
After playing NY Islanders are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 2-8

A few Hurricanes at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Carolina's last 13 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Carolina's last 8 games
Carolina is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Washington's last 13 games when playing Carolina
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing at home against Carolina
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games when playing Carolina

Next up:
Carolina home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, February 28
Washington at Philadelphia, Wednesday, February 27