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Moneyline favors Capitals in battle with Hurricanes

Carolina HurricanesWashington Capitals
Oct 8, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Odds

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NHL wagering interest swings to the Washington vs Carolina battle on Saturday at Verizon Center as the Capitals try to defend home turf and reward moneyline bettors.

The Capitals bring a 0-0 record to the battle against the 0-1 Hurricanes. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 0-0 so far and the Hurricanes go 0-0-1.

View Carolina vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Hurricanes listed as underdogs of +-175 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Capitals - Hurricanes odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 8 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 18.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 18-ranked offense (0 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 29 at 5 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 0% rate while the Hurricanes have a 66.7% rate on the penalty kill.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Lightning on October 7. Bettors who backed the Lightning at +100 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent PUSH bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 5-3 loser as they battled the Lightning on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Lightning at -110 were rewarded, while the 8 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Carolina Hurricanes Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Boston are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 6-4

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few Hurricanes at Capitals trends to consider:
Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina's last 5 games when playing Washington
Carolina is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
Carolina is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Carolina
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Carolina
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
Washington is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home

Next up:
Carolina at New Jersey, Monday, October 10
Washington home to Tampa Bay, Monday, October 10