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NHL betting line favors Capitals over Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals
10-12-5 December 03, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 14-11-2

The Washington Capitals will look to bolster their win total and reward moneyline bettors when the Carolina Hurricanes invade Verizon Center on Tuesday.

The Capitals bring a 14-11-2 record to the battle against the 10-12-5 Hurricanes. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 12-15 so far and the Hurricanes go 9-14-4.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Carolina before puck drop in this match found them as 148-moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5.5, ccording to BetOnline.

According to new NHL Power Rankings here, it's the No. 18-ranked Capitals and the No. 28-rated Hurricanes in this matchup.

In their last action, Carolina was a 3-2 loser at home against the Canucks. Bettors on Vancouver at -120 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent PUSH bettors home happy as well.

Washington was a 3-2 winner in its last match on the road against the Islanders. They won as -106 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 8-ranked offense, averaging 3.04 goals per game, against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 21 at 2.89 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 23.3% while the Hurricanes defense kills off 79.35% of their penalties.

A few Hurricanes at Capitals trends to consider:
Carolina is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
Carolina is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina's last 6 games on the road
Carolina is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Carolina at Nashville, Thursday, December 5th
Washington home to Nashville, Saturday, December 7th