Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Capitals vs Hurricanes NHL Odds
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(45-24-8) Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes (42-27-5)
Date: Thursday, March 28th
Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Carolina -120 | Washington +100
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 6
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The Washington Capitals will look to continue to win as they are in a heated battle for first place within the Metropolitan division. However, they will also be looking to make it two in a row over the Carolina Panthers on the road on Thursday night as they were able to prevail by a 4-1 score on Tuesday night.
The Washington Capitals have certainly been up and down recently, as it relates to wins and losses. However, they were able to pick up a second straight win in which to create a tiny bit of space between themselves and the Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders for fifth-place in the Metropolitan division.
They exploded for three goals in the final period in their last outing versus the Carolina Hurricanes led by point/shot leader Alex Ovechkin along with two additional goals from John Carlson along with Nicklas Backstrom.
Ovechkin scored his 49th goal on the season as he continues to be the tip of the spear in the offensive success of the Capitals. TJ Oshie also scored his 26th goal early in this matchup as he has posted two in the last four outings for the Capitals.
Shot leader in Dougie Hamilton (241) scored his 19th goal of the year in their matchup with the Capitals. For the game, both teams had only 28 shots on goal.
Goalie Petr Mrazeck had 24 saves on the night for the Hurricanes along with an .886 save percentage. The loss halted a two-game winning streak for Carolina.
Nonetheless, the Hurricanes will look to even the score at home in this matchup, where they have won four of their last five games, overall. On the other hand, the defense for Carolina have allowed just 12 goals during this stretch.
Washington has scored at least three goals in each of their last four road games.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 6-0 in the last 6 meetings in Carolina.
- Capitals are 4-0 in the last 4 meetings in Carolina.
- Capitals are 8-2 in the last 10 meetings.
- Road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Under
Look for the under to be the strong play in this contest as a win could certainly improve playoff positioning for each of these squads. With that being said, expect for this to be a defensive minded contest from start to finish with the Hurricanes picking up an all-important 2-1 victory in the end.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Capitals 1 – Hurricanes 2
The Hurricanes will be looking to atone for their loss to the Capitals just two night ago with a victory at home in this matchup. Look for their defense to be a huge catalyst for their slim victory on Thursday night.
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