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Hurricanes at Capitals 4/13/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions

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Game Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date & Time Saturday April 13, 2019, 3:00 PM (EDT)
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Latest odds
WAS -155 Total 5.5
TV Channel
NBC

The Washington Capitals feel good after winning their first playoff game of the season. The Capitals get set to host Carolina for game two of this series on Saturday. Washington was led by Nicklas Backstrom in game one who scored two goals on his three shots. The Captials have won 7 of their last ten games and have lost just eleven home games this season.

Braden Holtby will take his spot between the pipes for the Capitals. Holtby allowed two goals in the Capitals last win and made 27 saves. Holtby carries a 2.82 goals against average and had 3 shutouts this season. The Washington Capitals average 3.34 goals per game which ranks 5th in the NHL.
The Carolina Hurricanes are seeking a way to steal a road game in this series. The Hurricanes were led by Andrei Svechnikov in game one of this series who scored 2 goals. Carolina outshot the Captials in game one but giving up three early goals was too much to come back from. The Hurricanes have not played in the playoffs since 2009.

Petr Mrazek allowed three of the four goals in the first game of this series. Mrazek made 14 saves on 17 shots before being pulled out of the game. Mrazek had 4 shutouts this season and carries a 2.39 goals against average. The Carolina Hurricanes allowed an average of 2.7 goals per game which ranked 7th in league.

Recent Betting Trends

Hurricanes are 11-3 in their last 14 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Hurricanes are 11-3 in their last 14 when their opponent allows 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Under is 4-1 in Hurricanes last 5 games as an underdog of +151 to +200.
Over is 4-1 in Capitals last 5 Saturday games.

Free Pick:
Washington Capitals -1.5 goals

Expect a much closer and more physical game int his game as the Hurricanes will come out swinging. The Hurricanes are 0-4 in their last 4 games as a road underdog. The favorite is 4-1 in the last 5 meetings. Washington is just to good at home for the Hurricanes to handle. Final Score Prediction, Washington Capitals win and cover ATS 3-1.

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