Last Updated Mar 28, 2022, 6:53 PM

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals Picks, Predictions, Odds

The Carolina Hurricanes (43-15-7) will travel to meet the Washington Capitals (37-20-10) at Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. on Monday. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. ET, and the game can be viewed on NHL Network.

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Score Prediction

Capitals 4, Hurricanes 3

Best Bet

Capitals -109
Over 6 (-105)

CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS PREDICTIONS

The Hurricanes have alternated wins and losses in the past four outings, losing just once in regulation in the past five games (2-1-2). That five-game stretch includes a 4-3 shootout loss at home against these Capitals on March 18, as Ilya Samsonov edged backup Antti Raanta. The backup tendy was in there Saturday night in St. Louis, too, and the Hurricanes roughed up the Blues 7-2 to hit the OVER themselves.

The Capitals have picked up a pair of 4-3 victories in the past two outings, nipping New Jersey and Buffalo on Friday and Saturday. Oddly enough, five of Washington's past six games have resulted in 4-3 victories either in regulation, overtime or a shootout. Eight of their past 10 games, win or lose, have been one-goal games, too. That includes the 4-3 shootout win in Raleigh on March 18.

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CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING ODDS

Hurricanes -112
Capitals -109
Hurricanes -1.5 (+175)
Capitals +1.5 (-213)
Over 6 (-105)
Under 6 (-115)

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CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING RESOURCES

  • Date: Monday, March 28, 2022
  • Matchup: Metropolitan vs. Metropolitan
  • Venue: Capital One Arena
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • TV-Time: NHL Network, 7:00 p.m. ET

CAROLINA HURRICANES BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 43-15-7
  • ATS: 30-35
  • O/U: 27-34-4

The Hurricanes rolled in St. Louis in Saturday's game to give the offense some much-needed confidence. Martin Necas kicked off the avalanche of goals with a shorthanded goal in the first period, while Seth Jarvis struck for two goals, Andrei Svechnikov had a pair of goals, including a power-play marker, and Brett Pesce and Nino Niederreiter also got in on the scoring fun.

After getting blanked by the New York Rangers at home on March 20, the Hurricanes have registered 4.3 goals per game across the past three outings, aided by that seven-goal outburst Saturday. Carolina has scored three or more goals in three straight, and two or more goals in 10 of the past 11 outings. The defense and goaltending has been very good, however, allowing two or fewer goals in three of the past four, and seven of the previous 11, as the UNDER is 8-2-1 during the run.

The Hurricanes have cashed the UNDER in seven of the past 10 as a favorite, while the UNDER is 7-3-1 in the past 11 games against winning teams. The UNDER is 6-1-1 in the past eight games against Eastern Conference opponents, while going 5-1-1 in the past seven divisional games.

WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING ANALYSIS

Straight Up - SU, Against the Spread - ATS, Over-Under (O/U)

  • SU: 37-20-10
  • ATS: 34-33
  • O/U: 38-27-2

Washington has been a huge chunk of kryptonite for Carolina in recent seasons. The Capitals have won five straight meetings, and seven of the past nine meetings in D.C. That includes a 4-0 shutout win behind Vitek Vanecek on March 3 at Capital One Arena, and road wins in Raleigh on March 18, and Nov. 28. In other words, the Hurricanes are likely praying not to see the Capitals in the playoffs, as they just have Carolina's number.

Washington has topped six consecutive Eastern Conference foes, while winning each of the past five inside the division, too. The Caps are 9-3 in the past 12 games overall, while going 4-1 in the past five games as an underdog.

For totals, it's all OVER all the time for the Caps. The OVER is 10-1 in the past 11 games overall for Washington, 4-0 in the past four as an underdog and 4-1 in the past five home games. The OVER is 5-0 in the past five inside the conference, too.

The Hurricanes are looking to snap a five-game losing streak vs. the Capitals. (AP)

CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING CONCLUSION

Sometimes you just have to go with what's working, and keep betting that way until things change. Washington has dominated Carolina lately, especially this season, with the Capitals outscoring the Hurricanes 12-5 in three games this season. And Washington has won by a 4-3 score in two straight games, while Carolina has lost 4-3 in two of the past five games.

Washington has been playing very close games lately, and winning inside the division and inside the conference. They're also a respectable 4-2 in the past six at COA, including the 4-0 blanking of the Hurricanes on March 3. All signs point to a Capitals home win, in terms of the trends, and it should be a higher-scoring game, too.

CAROLINA HURRICANES vs. WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING TRENDS

  • Hurricanes are 2-5 in the past seven games overall.
  • Hurricanes are 1-4 in the past five road games.
  • Hurricanes are 2-5 in the past seven vs. winning teams.
  • Hurricanes are 1-4 in the past five vs. Eastern Conference teams.
  • Hurricanes are 36-15 in the past 51 as a favorite.
  • Capitals are 9-3 in the past 12 games overall.
  • Capitals are 6-0 in the past six vs. Eastern Conference teams.
  • Capitals are 4-1 in the past five as an underdog.
  • Capitals are 5-0 in the past five vs. Metropolitan Division teams.
  • The UNDER is 8-3-1 in the past 12 for the Hurricanes.
  • The UNDER is 6-1-1 in past eight vs. EC teams for the Hurricanes.
  • The UNDER is 7-3 in the past 10 as a favorite for the Hurricanes.
  • The UNDER is 7-3-1 in past 11 vs. winning teams for the Hurricanes.
  • The OVER is 10-4-1 in the past 15 road games for the Hurricanes.
  • The OVER is 10-1 in the past 11 for the Capitals.
  • The OVER is 4-1 in the past five home games for the Capitals.
  • The OVER is 4-0 in the past four as an underdog for the Capitals.
  • The Hurricanes are 0-5 in the past five meetings.
  • The Capitals are 7-2 in past nine home games vs. Hurricanes.

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