Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals Free Prediction 1/13/20

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The Carolina Hurricanes, led by Teuvo Teravainen and Andrei Svechnikov, are ready to take the ice against John Carlson, Alex Ovechkin, and the Washington Capitals at Capital One Arena for a Metropolitan Division showdown. NBC Sports Washington will broadcast the action, which gets going at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, January 13.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals Odds

Carolina (+115) is currently the underdog to Washington (-135), and oddsmakers have set the Over/Under (O/U) at 7 goals (-110 over, -110 under).

Earning 5.3 units for moneyline bettors, Washington is 30-16 straight up (SU) overall this year. That winning percentage, best in the league so far this season, is an improvement compared to how the team performed during the 2018-19 season (48-34). Through 46 regular season matches, 29 of the team’s games have gone over the total, while 17 have gone under and none have pushed. This season, the team’s 13-9 SU at home.

The Capitals have converted on 21.0 percent of their power play opportunities this season, a figure that’s right around league average. On the other hand, their penalty kill is rated fifth overall, and they’ve successfully killed off 83.8 percent of all penalties.

Averaging 25.9 saves per game with a .899 save percentage, Braden Holtby (18 wins, 14 losses, and four OT losses) has been the principal goalkeeper for Washington this year. If Washington decides to give him the night off, however, the team could go with Ilya Samsonov (12-4-4 record, .921 save percentage, 2.24 goals against average).

Carolina has earned moneyline bettors 0.8 units this season and is currently 27-18 straight up (SU). Through 45 regular season outings, 24 of its games have gone under the total, while 21 have gone over and none have pushed. As the road team, the Hurricanes are 12-10 SU so far.

The Hurricanes have scored on 22.5 percent of their power play chances this season, a figure that places it in the top-10 among NHL teams. On the other hand, its penalty kill unit is ranked ninth overall and it’s successfully killed off 82.4 percent of all opponent power plays.

Petr Mrazek (.905 save percentage and 2.64 goals against average) has been the primary option in goal for Carolina. Mrazek is averaging 24.5 saves per game and has 17 wins, 12 losses, and two overtime losses to his credit.

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals Betting Predictions

NHL Pick: SU Winner – Hurricanes, O/U – Under

Betting Notes

  • The Capitals (3-2 in shootouts this season) has more experience in games decided by shootout. The Hurricanes, on the other hand,is undefeated in two shootouts this year.
  • For both of these teams, the over has hit in three of their past five matchups.
  • The Capitals this season have registered the eighth-most hits per game in the NHL (23.9).