Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs. Hurricanes NHL Odds
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(13-3-5) Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes (15-3-1)
Date: Sunday November 28th
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Venue: PNC Arena, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Capitals +130 Hurricanes -150 (Bet Now!)
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: Capitals +1.5 -180 Hurricanes -1.5 +150
NHL Betting Total: O/U 5.5
The Capitals storm PNC Arena for an important Sunday afternoon division matchup, with a team tied with them in the rankings. The last time these two teams met, Washington shut out Carolina by a score of 2-0.
Washington is once again on fire this year, winners of 8 of their last 10 and 4 of their last 5.
The Capitals best offensive stat so far this year, has been their goal efficiency. They currently rank 5th league wide, by scoring 3.5 goals per game on average.
Unfortunately, Washington’s offense falters from there, ranking 16th on both shots and powerplay efficacy. By way of, an average of 31.4 shots per outing, and only capitalizing on 18.8% of their powerplays.
Like previous seasons, The Capitals strong suit is their powerhouse of a defense. At time of writing, they have the best shot defense in the entire NHL, only allowing 27.0 per game.
In addition, Washington is only allowing 2.4 goals, and only allowing teams to score on 11.4% of their powerplays.
The Hurricanes are on a complete roll, tied number one in the Eastern Conference standings. This has been made possible mainly by way of their commanding defense.
On the offensive glass, Carolina is averaging 3.4 goals, on 32.6 shots per matchup. Which at this time ranks 8th, and 12th respectfully.
The Hurricanes are bullish defensively, ranking second on both shots and powerplay, and third on goals per game. Equating to a shockingly low, 2.1 goals, and 28.3 shots against an outing.
Moreover, The Canes are killing powerplays at an alarming rate, only getting scored on 12.2% of the time.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Washington is 3-6 SU in their last 9 games against Carolina.
- The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Washington’s last 12 games played on the road.
- Carolina is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
- The total has gone OVER in 5 of Carolina’s last 7 games against Washington.
Free Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes NHL Prediction
One thing is for sure, there’s a ton of defense to be played this Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, both offenses seem to stutter at times, and lean heavily on their defensive strengths more often then not.
However, out of the last 4 times these squads faced-off, 3 have cashed the over. Also, all 3 of the totals were 6.0 and above.
Additionally, The Capitals last 2 road games both cashed the over, and Carolina’s last home game totaled 9 goals.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: OVER 5.5
With all that being said, current form is very important in hockey, and this game appears to be an under because of these stout defenses.
Despite this, currently both teams are scoring tons of goals, and getting scored on at an alarming rate in these situations.
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