Hurricanes at Capitals 3/26/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals
NHL: 7:00 PM EST
Mar. 26, 2019
Latest Odds : WAS -145 O/U 6
The Carolina Hurricanes look for a third straight victory on Tuesday when they visit the nation’s capital to play the Washington Capitals. Carolina defeated the Montreal Canadians 2-1 in overtime on Sunday as Andrei Svechnikov scored with just 1:45 remaining in the extra period to give the Hurricanes the win.
Washington will look for a second straight win in its game with Carolina after defeating the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday 3-1. Braden Holtby was strong in net for the Capitals stopping 35 shots, while Tom Wilson, Travis Boyd and Jakub Vrana each scored one goal for Washington.
Sebastian Aho is the Carolina leader in goals scored with 30 and points with 78. Teuvo Teravainen leads the Hurricanes in assists with 51. Goalie Curtis McElhinney is 19-9-2 with a goals against average of 2.53 and a save percentage of .915. Carolina is 15th in goals scored per game at 2.97 and 7th in goals against at 2.72.
Alex Ovechkin leads the Capitals in goals scored with 48 and in points with 84. John Carlson is the Capitals leader in assists with 53. Braden Holtby in goal is 28-19-4 with 2.90 goals against average and .909 save percentage. Washington is 5th in goals scored per game at 3.37 and 20th in goals against per game at 3.07.
Recent Betting Trends:
Carolina is 10-3 in its last 13 on the road
The UNDER has cashed in 3 of the Hurricanes last 5 versus Eastern Conference teams
Washington is 10-4 in its last 14
The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Capitals last 5 at home
Free Betting Pick: Washington Capitals -145
Washington has owned this matchup winning 7 of the last 9 played on its home ice and 7 of the last 9 meetings overall versus the Hurricanes. The Capitals have won 10 of the last 14 overall and 9 of the last 10 when tagged as the favorite. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win 4-2.