Bet Jamaica NHL Preview — Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals

by Dirty on March 10, 2010

The division rival Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals are set to renew hostilities on Wednesday when they meet at Verizon Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Capitals listed as 285-moneyline favorites versus the Hurricanes, while the game’s total is sitting at 6½.

The Hurricanes defeated Atlanta 4-0 as a +110 underdog on Sunday. The four goals scored fell UNDER the posted over/under total (6).

Manny Legace stopped all 27 shots he faced for Carolina and Jussi Jokinen had a goal and an assist in the win.

Alex Ovechkin potted a pair of markers for Washington in its 4-3 shootout loss to Dallas on Monday night.

Dallas cashed as +250 road underdogs, while the game played OVER the 6.5-goal total listed by sportsbooks.

Team records:
Carolina: 27-31-7
Washington: 44-13-9

Carolina most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Boston are 5-5
After playing Atlanta are 3-7
After a win are 8-2

Washington most recently:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 4-6
After playing Dallas are 5-5-2
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Carolina is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Carolina is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Carolina’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Carolina’s last 6 games on the road
Washington is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games at home
Washington is 17-4 SU in its last 21 games
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Washington’s last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games at home

Next up:
Carolina home to Pittsburgh, Thursday, March 11
Washington home to Tampa Bay, Friday, March 12

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