Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals Player Props, Picks and Predictions – Friday, Mar. 22

Dec 28, 2023; Raleigh, North Carolina, USA; Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov (37) watches his shot against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period at PNC Arena.
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We have your Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals prop betting and game preview needs covered as the Carolina Hurricanes hit the road to face the Washington Capitals.

The Carolina Hurricanes (44-20-6) are set to clash with the Washington Capitals (33-26-9) in a high-stakes Eastern Conference showdown. With the Hurricanes on a 5-game winning streak and the Capitals looking to rebound from a recent loss, this matchup at the Capital One Arena promises to be a battle of resilience and strategy.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals Odds Info

Moneyline: Carolina Hurricanes -190 (PointsBet) / Washington Capitals +170 (DraftKings)

Puck Line: +1.5 – Carolina Hurricanes +130 (DraftKings) / Washington Capitals -142 (FanDuel)

Total: 5.5 – +110 (PointsBet) / -128 (FanDuel)

Game Info

Date: Friday, Mar. 22

Time: 06:00 PM

Location: Capital One Arena – Washington, DC


Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends

  • On the road this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 21 wins and 13 losses.
  • As the favorite this season, the Carolina Hurricanes have 41 wins and 22 losses.
  • This season, the Carolina Hurricanes have hit 30 overs and 40 unders.

Washington Capitals Betting Trends

  • At home this season, the Washington Capitals have 17 wins and 16 losses.
  • As the underdog this season, the Washington Capitals have 20 wins and 31 losses.
  • This season, the Washington Capitals have hit 33 overs and 35 unders.

Historic Head-to-Head Stats and Analysis

Over the course of the last two seasons, the Carolina Hurricanes and the Washington Capitals have faced off five times, with the Hurricanes emerging victorious in four of those encounters. The games span from October 31, 2022, to January 5, 2024, showcasing a competitive edge between these two teams. The Hurricanes have proven to be the dominant force, winning both as the favorite and the underdog, and securing victories both at home and as visitors. Out of the five games, the visiting team has claimed three wins, indicating a trend where home-ice advantage has not been a significant factor. When it comes to betting statistics, the Capitals have covered the spread in three games, while the Hurricanes have done so in two. The totals betting has leaned towards the under, with four out of the five games not surpassing the over-under line set by bookmakers.

The most recent game, played on January 5, 2024, ended with a decisive 6-2 victory for the Carolina Hurricanes over the Washington Capitals. The Hurricanes, who were the visitors and favorites with a closing moneyline of -176, managed to overcome a two-goal deficit from the first period, scoring six unanswered goals in the remainder of the game. The game featured a significant spread difference of 4, with the Hurricanes covering the spread as the favorite. The total score of 8 surpassed the closing over-under of 5.5, marking it as the only game to go over in the series of five games. The Hurricanes showcased their offensive strength with 34 shots on goal and capitalized on their power play opportunities, scoring two goals on three chances. The Capitals, on the other hand, struggled to maintain their early lead, with their goaltender facing 34 shots and saving 28, resulting in a save percentage of 0.848 for the game.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals Predictions

The Carolina Hurricanes are riding the wave of a five-game winning streak, showcasing their depth and offensive prowess. As they prepare to face the Capitals, the Hurricanes are looking to maintain their position near the top of the Eastern Conference. With star center Sebastian Aho leading the team in goals (27) and points (76), Carolina’s offense has been formidable. However, they’ll need to be defensively sound against a Capitals team that, despite recent struggles, has the ability to strike quickly, especially with the likes of Alex Ovechkin, who leads his team with 54 points.

On the other side, the Washington Capitals are aiming to bounce back after a disappointing loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Capitals have been inconsistent this season, but they remain a threat in the Eastern Conference thanks to their veteran leadership and scoring ability. With key players like Dylan Strome and John Carlson contributing significantly, Washington will look to exploit any weaknesses in the Hurricanes’ armor. The Capitals’ performance in one-goal games, boasting a 13-2-5 record, indicates their competitive edge in tight contests.

This game not only features a clash of offensive talents but also a battle between the pipes. The goaltending matchup will be crucial, as both teams have shown they can be stingy on defense. The Hurricanes have allowed fewer goals this season, which speaks to their defensive structure and goaltending. For the Capitals, tightening up their defense after a high-scoring affair against the Maple Leafs will be key. As both teams prepare for the playoffs, this game could serve as a preview of the intensity and level of play expected in the postseason.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals Pick

The Carolina Hurricanes come into this matchup with a strong 5-game winning streak and a solid record against the Washington Capitals, having won four out of their last five encounters. The Hurricanes have demonstrated their ability to win both as favorites and underdogs, and their recent form suggests they have the momentum to continue their success. With Sebastian Aho leading the charge and the team’s overall defensive strength, the Hurricanes are well-positioned to capitalize on a Capitals team that has shown inconsistency throughout the season. Despite the Capitals’ ability to keep games close, Carolina’s recent performances, coupled with their offensive depth and strong goaltending, make them the smart moneyline bet for this game.

Historically, the visiting team has had the upper hand in this matchup, and the Hurricanes have proven they can handle the pressure of playing on the road. The most recent game between these two teams resulted in a commanding victory for the Hurricanes, and there’s little to suggest a different outcome this time around. While the Capitals have the talent to make any game competitive, the Hurricanes’ current form, combined with their head-to-head record, indicates they are the safer bet. The Hurricanes’ ability to perform under pressure, especially in high-stakes games, gives them the edge in this Eastern Conference showdown.

The Pick: Carolina Hurricanes -190 (PointsBet)

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals Player Prop Picks

Here are the players who have hit over their current prop line in at least 7 of their last 10 games.

Carolina Hurricanes

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Jake Guentzel Assists 0.5 7/10 -105 -125 0.9 0.89
Martin Necas Points 0.5 7/10 -135 +105 0.7 0.80
Jake Guentzel Points 0.5 7/10 -230 +175 1.1 1.07
Martin Necas Shots On Goal 2.5 8/10 -140 +110 3.8 3.74

Washington Capitals

Player Name Prop Line Over Rate Over Odds Under Odds Last 10 Average Projection
Alex Ovechkin Points 0.5 8/10 -150 +120 1.1 1.02