Hurricanes vs. Capitals Prediction
The Carolina Hurricanes have allowed one goal in each of their past two games, both wins. Can Carolina bottle up another opponent tonight when they travel to play the Washington Capitals?
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Capital One Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Capitals are listed as a -125 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Hurricanes are a +105 underdog, while the over-under is set at 6 goals. As of Tuesday afternoon, 73 percent of public bets are siding with host Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for up-to-date information.
Hurricanes edge Canadiens in OT
Carolina earned a 2-1 overtime win at home Sunday night over Montreal to improve to 42-26-7 on the season. Andrei Svechnikov scored the game-winner 3:15 into overtime off an assist from Jordan Staal. The Canadiens scored the lone goal in the first period and it remained that way until Trevor van Riemsdyk tied it at 1-1 with 5:39 remaining off assists from Micheal Ferland and Jordan Martinook. Curtis McElhinney recorded 28 saves on 29 shots in the winning effort.
Caps skate past Flyers
Washington picked up a 3-1 home victory over Philadelphia Sunday afternoon to move to 44-24-8 on the season. Tom Wilson opened the scoring 3:52 in on his 22nd goal of the year, assisted by Nick Jensen and Alexander Ovechkin. Travis Boyd extended it to 2-0 with 9:13 left in the second on assists by Matt Niskanen and Nic Dowd. The Flyers cut the deficit in half later in the second, but with 11:53 left in the third an insurance goal by Jakub Vrana assisted by Brett Connolly helped put it away. Braden Holtby stopped 35 shots on 36 attempts to guide the hosts to the win.
NHL Betting Trends
The Hurricanes are 10-3 in their last 13 road games. Carolina is 19-7 in its last 26 games overall.
Carolina has been stellar on the road lately and are one of the more exciting stories in the NHL this season. This is a big test on the road at the defending Stanley Cup champions, but it's a situation the Hurricanes will be up for and can handle. Washington has been inconsistent all season and is capable of a dud at anytime. It's certainly possible that happens tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: CAROLINA HURRICANES +105