Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals Prediction 3/22/2024

The Carolina Hurricanes (44-20-6) travel to face off against the Washington Capitals (33-26-9) on Friday, March 22nd. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on ESPN+. The Hurricanes are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Capitals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Maple Leafs. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

Hurricanes vs Capitals

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The Carolina Hurricanes Are Coming Off A Win

Carolina enters the game with a record of 44-20-6, which has them in 4th place in the Eastern Conference and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. On the road, the Hurricanes are 21-11-2, and they have won their last six road games. Over their last 10 games, Carolina has gone 8-2, and they have won five straight games overall. For the season, the Hurricanes have been favored in 63 of their 70 games and have gone 41-16-6 as the favorite.

Over their last three games, the Hurricanes have gone 3-0, and they have won five straight games. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Carolina has gone 29-11, and they are 14-7 against other teams in the Metropolitan Division. On the season, the Hurricanes have scored 94 points.

On the road this season, the Hurricanes have a puck line record of 15-19, and their average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game. So far, Carolina has gone 30-40 on the puck line, including a mark of 6-4 over their last ten games.

Overall, the Hurricanes have 28 wins by multiple goals, and their average scoring margin when favored is +.9 goals per contest. In their last ten road games, Carolina has gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

In their most recent game, the Hurricanes faced the Flyers and came out victorious with a score of 3-2. The Hurricanes offense struggled in the first and third periods versus the Flyers, but they did score two times in the second period. In the game, Carolina managed to score all three goals at even strength. They concluded with 33 shots on goal and committed 4 turnovers.

Carolina’s straight-up victory didn’t translate to covering the puck line in the game, despite being favored by -1.5. Combining for 5 goals, the game finished below the over/under line of 6.

The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Capitals have gone 17-11-5 and have been the underdog in 50 of their 68 games. In the Eastern Conference, Washington is in 9th place and 4th in the Metropolitan Division. Over their last ten games, the Capitals are 6-4 and have a record of 33-26-9 overall.

So far this season, Washington has been the underdog in 50 of their 68 games and have gone 20-23-7 in those games. Against the Eastern Conference, the Capitals have gone 19-18, and they have a record of 14-8 against division opponents. Over their last three games, Washington has gone 2-1 and they have a record of 3-2 over their last five games.

Washington comes into the game with a puck line record of 33-35, including going 6-4 against the puck line in their last ten games. So far this year, the Capitals have had 17 wins by multiple goals compared to 16 wins by just one goal.

As the underdog, Washington has a puck line record of 28-22, and their average scoring margin when in that role is at -0.8 goals per game. In their last five home games, the Capitals have gone 3-2 against the puck line.

After suffering a 7-3 loss at home to the Maple Leafs, the Capitals are looking to bounce back today. In the first period, the Capitals struggled to find the net on offense, but they turned things around with two times in the second period and one goal in the third. Of Washington’s three goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 21 shots on goal and had eight giveaways.

As the underdog, Washington suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The combined total of 10 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

Carolina Offense Breakdown

On the offensive side, the Hurricanes are scoring an 3.4 goals per game this season, ranking 8th in the NHL. When it came to shots on target per game, they are 3rd in the league. Carolina’s offense comes into the game ranked 4th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 7th in the NHL.

This season, the Hurricanes’ have an over/under record of 29-40-1. Throughout the season, they have played 34 games that did not exceed the 6 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Capitals Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Capitals come into the game at 2.7 goals per contest placing 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 31st position in the league. Washington’s offense is currently ranked 24th in power play goals. When it comes to shorthanded goals, they are 32nd in the league.

The Capitals’ over/under record this season is 31-34-3. For the season, they have had 33 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 6. Overall, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.

Carolina Team Defense

Defensively, the Hurricanes come into the season ranked 32nd in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 25.7 shots per game against Carolina. For the season, they are ranked 6th in shutouts, coming in with 5 shutouts.

Washington Team Defense

Washington defense takes on the Hurricanes ranked 16th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.4 shots per game against Washington. They also are 10th in shutouts, with 5 shutouts.

Hurricanes vs Capitals Trends

  • In their last three road games, Carolina has averaged 5 goals per game while allowing 2. The team’s record in this stretch was 3-0 while going 2-1 vs. the spread.
  • The Capitals are 3-2 puck line in their last home games and 3-2 straight-up.
  • As the betting underdog, the Capitals have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 2-1.
  • As the betting favorite, the Hurricanes have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 3-0.

Hurricanes vs Capitals Prediction

If you’re considering a direct moneyline bet, the Hurricanes is the choice to make. However, with a payout of -196, you might want to use this bet as a building block for a parlay.

If you’re looking for a puck line bet, I’d suggest going with the Capitals to cover. Even in the event of a Hurricanes victory, this game is expected to be closely fought, and the Capitals should cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 6 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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