Capitals vs Hurricanes Betting Preview: Metro Division Showdown on Monday Night

Two of the Metropolitan Division's Best Defenses Clash in Carolina on Monday

A new week of National Hockey League action opens on Halloween night, with a short three-game set on tap, the Carolina Hurricanes host the streaky Washington Capitals in Raleigh. Let’s analyze this Metro Division showdown with the Capitals vs Hurricanes Betting Preview for Monday evening.

Game Information

Game: Washington Capitals (5-4-0, 10 points) at Carolina Hurricanes (5-2-1, 11 points)
Date, time (TV):
Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina
Streaming: Live Sports Stream


The Tide is Rising in Raleigh Right Now

Continuing Our Capitals vs Hurricanes Betting Preview: The Carolina Hurricanes return to home ice on Monday night fresh off of a split over the weekend, losing 6-2 against the New York Islanders on Friday, then heading to Philadelphia to beat the Flyers 4-3 in overtime on Saturday.

Veteran defenseman Brent Burns scored two goals over the two games along with forward Marty Necas, who scored a pair of goals and added an assist on the overtime game-winner scored by Burns. Frederik Andersen was in goal for the loss to the Islanders on Friday, while Antti Raanta picked up the win on Saturday, making 26 saves on 29 shots faced.

Both goaltenders have decent numbers against Washington in their careers, with Andersen posting a 6-4-2 record with a 2.87 goals-against average and a .908% save percentage and two shutouts, while Raanta is 3-1-1 with a 2.37 goals-against average and a .926% save percentage against the Capitals. Remember, you can keep track of this seasons up to date NHL standings, right here.

Highs and Lows for Capitals

The Washington Capitals end a brief four-game road trip with this visit to Raleigh against the Carolina Hurricanes. On Saturday, the Caps beat the Nashville Predators, blanking them out 3-0. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper stopped all 34 shots he faced for his first shutout of the season and 26th shutout of his career.

Star winger Alex Ovechkin scored his fourth goal of the year late in the game with an empty-netter, which now puts him at 784 in his career, just 17 goals away from tying Gordie Howe for second place in most goals scored in National Hockey League history. However, Washington did lose two key players in the victory, with defenseman John Carlson and forward T.J. Oshie both going down with injuries in the first period of the contest. Both players are currently listed as day-to-day on the injury report as of press time.

Capitals vs Hurricanes Betting Odds

Sportsbooks have the Carolina Hurricanes odds to win as large favorites against the Washington Capitals on Monday night priced in the range around -180 to -185. This is the sixth game this season where Carolina has been favored, with the Canes winning five of their first six games in that role. For Washington, it’s their fifth game of the season as an underdog, with the Capitals splitting the first four games in that spot. Washington has won five of their last six meetings against Carolina.

Carolina has gone Under the total in five of their first eight games to start the season and Washington has gone 5-4 to the Over in the first nine games of their campaign.

Concluding Our Capitals vs Hurricanes Betting Preview: The total for this contest is set at 6.5 goals shaded slightly to the Over around the -115 to -125 range. Carolina has gone Under the total in five of their first eight games to start the season and Washington has gone 5-4 to the Over in the first nine games of their campaign. The Over is 7-3-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two clubs, with the Over going 4-0-1 in the last five showdowns played at PNC Arena in Raleigh.

Remember, for all the best NHL picks and parlays, keep it tuned right here, also check out all the updated Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes NHL future odds, stats, recent news and betting tips, here at Point Spreads.

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