Capitals vs. Hurricanes Prediction

Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes 4/22/19, Prediction & Odds

The Washington Capitals can advance in the postseason with another victory tonight as they take on the host Carolina Hurricanes in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. Is a bet on Washington the right way to go?

Game Snapshot

89 Washington Capitals at 90 Carolina Hurricanes

Monday, April 22, 2019

PNC Arena at 7:08PM ET

TV: NBCSN

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Public Betting Information

According to oddsmakers, the Hurricanes are a -120 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Capitals are a +100 underdog, while the over-under is set at 5.5 goals. As of Monday morning, 66 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest information.

Capitals rout Hurricanes in Game 5

Washington cruised to a 6-0 shutout victory at home Saturday night over Carolina in Game 5 to take a 3-2 series lead. Nicklas Backstrom opened the scoring at the 12:27 mark of the first period on the power play with assists going to John Carlson and Tom Wilson. In the second period, Backstrom added another goal at the 5:39 mark on an assist from Alex Ovechkin. Brett Connolly made it 3-0 with 3:49 to go in the second off assist from Ovechkin and Backstrom. Wilson scored the next goal on the power play 1:04 into the third period with assists courtesy of Evgeny Kuznetsov and Carlson. Nic Dowd added an unassisted goal with 11:03 remaining to push it to 5-0. Ovechkin completed the scoring on the power play at the 9:46 mark with assists going to Kuznetsov and Backstrom. Braden Holtby was stellar in net as he stopped all 30 shots sent his way in the shutout.

Hurricanes struggle in all facets

Carolina was dominated Saturday night at Washington as it fell 6-0 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. The Capitals scored one goal in the first period, two goals in the second period and three goals in the third period to send the Hurricanes to a 3-2 series deficit. Petr Mrazek surrendered six goals on 28 shots in the losing effort. Carolina manufactured 30 shots on goal in the defeat, led by seven shots from Sebastian Aho.

NHL Betting Trends

Washington

The Capitals are 7-2 in their last nine conference quarterfinals games. Washington is 17-8 in its last 25 games overall.

Carolina

The Hurricanes are 2-5 in the last seven home meetings. The favorite is 5-0 in the last seven meetings.

Prediction:

Washington seems to be fully focused after Saturday's stellar showing and while I don't think tonight will be nearly as lopsided, the series seems to have tilted enough back in favor of the Capitals to carry them here. Look for Ovechkin to get on the scoreboard and Holtby to be on top of his game again in a Capitals victory to clinch the series. Carolina is still very inexperienced in these kind of big games, whereas with Washington you are talking about the reigning Stanley Cup champions.

 

NHL DAILY PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +100

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