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Capitals vs. Hurricanes - 3/31/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Carolina Hurricanes (28-36-11) at Washington Capitals (41-25-10)

NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)

The Line: Washington Capitals -201 / Carolina Hurricanes +180 --- Over/Under: 5 See the Latest Odds

TV: FSS, CSNB, NHL

The Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals square off Tuesday at the Verizon Center.

The Carolina Hurricanes look for a win after splitting their last four games. The Hurricanes are averaging 2.3 goals and have scored nine goals in their last three games. The Carolina Hurricanes have one power play goal in their last four games and have won three straight when scoring at least three goals. Eric Staal leads Carolina with 21 goals, Justin Faulk has 32 assists and Jeff Skinner has 215 shots on goal. Defensively, the Hurricanes are allowing 2.6 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last six games. Cam Ward has allowed 109 goals on 1,227 shots faced and Anton Khudobin has given up 78 goals on 814 shots.

Capitals vs. Hurricanes - 3/31/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Washington Capitals look to stay hot after winning five of their last seven games. The Capitals are averaging 2.9 goals and have scored 11 goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have one power play goal in their last five games and have won seven of their last eight when scoring at least three goals. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 49 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 55 assists and Troy Brouwer has 131 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.4 goals and haven’t allowed a power play goal in four straight games. Braden Holtby has allowed 143 goals on 1,868 shots faced and Justin Peters has given up 35 goals on 294 shots.

The Hurricanes are 11-25 in their last 36 road games and 6-2 in their last 8 vs. Metropolitan. The Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 vs. Eastern Conference and 19-9 in their last 28 games playing on 1 days rest. The road team is 9-3 in the last 12 meetings.

The Capitals have found their groove and are looking to end the regular season with a bang. The Hurricanes? Not so much. Take Washington and the spread to give your wager more value. 

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Washington Capitals -1.5

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