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NHL Betting Preview - Carolina Hurricanes Underdogs vs Washington Capitals at Carolina

The NHL hockey betting odds menu sees a clash between Carolina and Washington Capitals on Friday, with the host Hurricanes trying to win for themselves and reward betting fans who back them on the moneyline.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Carolina Hurricanes as 127 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5 at MyBookie for betting fans hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 3.1-2.3 win for the Capitals on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

12-11-6 Carolina battles the Capitals, currently with a 18-7-3 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 11-12-5 for the Hurricanes and 10-11-6 for the Capitals. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Carolina vs Washington injuries news.

It's an NHL hockey betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Carolina Hurricanes and the No. 8-ranked Washington Capitals, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Carolina's No. 17-ranked offense, averaging 2.66 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.18 goals allowed. The Hurricanes power play is averaging 22.09% while the Capitals defense kills off 83.7% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Capitals were a 3-0 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Canucks. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -280 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

Carolina lost its last outing, a 4-3 result against the Sharks on December 10. Bettors who backed the Sharks at -172 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
  • Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Washington is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Carolina is 11-2 ATS in its last 13 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina's last 6 games
  • Carolina is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
  • Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington home to Montreal, Saturday, December 17th
Carolina home to Buffalo, Saturday, December 17th