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NHL betting line favors Capitals over Hurricanes

Carolina Hurricanes

Washington Capitals
1-1-1 October 10, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 1-2-0

The Capitals get a visit from the Carolina Hurricanes in hockey action on Thursday, with the home side looking to send the visitors to the showers with a loss.

Washington will face the 1-1-1 Hurricanes. In totals betting, the Capitals are 2-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Hurricanes are 1-2 favoring the OVER.

View Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

The Capitals were listed earlier today as -157 moneyline Favorite at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.

The Capitals - Hurricanes odds would favor the Capitals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 2 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Carolina is at No. 28.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Penguins on October 8. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -195 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Stars on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Stars at -107 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 12-ranked offense (3.33 goals per game) against a Hurricanes defense that ranks No. 15 at 3 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 50% rate while the Hurricanes have a 75% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Hurricanes at Capitals trends to consider:
Carolina is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina's last 5 games
Carolina is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Carolina's last 15 games on the road
Washington is 2-10 SU in its last 12 games
Washington is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games at home
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Carolina

Next up:
Carolina at Los Angeles, Friday, October 11th
Washington at Quebec, Saturday, October 12th