Capitals at Hurricanes 4/15/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes
NHL: 7:00 PM EST
Apr. 15, 2019
Latest Odds : CAR -130 Total 6
The Carolina Hurricanes hope that their home fans can help re energize this series. The Hurricanes head back to Carolina on Monday as they are down 0-2 against the Washington Capitals. Carolina lost on Saturday 4-3 in overtime and have been outscored 8-5 through the first two games. The Hurricanes average 34.4 shots on goals per game which leads the NHL.
Petr Mrazek allowed 4 goals in game two and made 29 saves. Mrazek had 4 shutouts during the season and carries a 2.39 goals against average. Carolina allows an average of 3.02 goals per game which ranks 17th in the NHL.
The Washington Capitals look to keep the momentum rolling as they head out on the road. Washington is up 2-0 on the series and got the job down on their home ice. The Capitals posted a 24-15-2 road record during the regular season. Nicklas Backstrom leads Washington thus far in the playoffs with two goals. Overchkin has contributed one goal and two assists.
Braden Holtby will take his spot in the net for the Washington Capitals. Holtby made 25 saves in game two allowing 3 goals. Holtby had 3 shutouts during the regular season and carried a 2.82 goals against average. The Washington Capitals average 3.34 goals per game which ranks 5th in the NHL.
Recent Betting Trends:
Capitals are 7-2 in their last 9 overall.
Hurricanes are 8-2 in their last 10 games as a favorite of -110 to -150.
Under is 4-1 in Capitals last 5 vs. a team with a winning record.
Under is 6-2 in Hurricanes last 8 overall.
Free Betting Pick: Washington Capitals +120
The Capitals are a road underdog in this game and show a ton of value. Washington has been in control of this series and the Hurricanes are in major trouble right now even heading home. The Capitals are 5-0 in the last 5 meetings in Carolina. Washington is 6-0 in their last 6 Conference Quarterfinals games. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win 4-2.