Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals 10/31/22 NHL Picks, Predictions & Odds
Washington Capitals (5-4) vs. Carolina Hurricanes (5-2-1)
October 31, 2022 at 7:00 PM EDT
The line: Carolina Hurricanes -156 / Washington Capitals +126; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes meet in NHL action from PNC Arena on Monday night.
The Washington Capitals will look to build on a 5-of-7 winning streak after a 3-0 win over Nashville last time out. Alex Ovechkin has a game-high 7 points with a game-high 4 goals and 3 assists. Dylan Strome, Conor Sheary, John Carlson and Nick Jensen each have 6 points, with Strome and Jensen each recording 5 assists, while Carlson has 4 assists and Sheary also has a team-high 4 goals. Dmitry Orlov also has 5 assists this season. Darcy Kuemper has gone 4-3 with a 2.47 GAA and a .919 save percentage, while Charlie Lindgren is 1-1 with a 3.09 GAA and a .925 save percentage this season .
The Carolina Hurricanes will try to find some consistency, alternating wins and losses in each of their last four games after a 4-3 win against Philadelphia last time out. Martin Necas has 11 points with 6 goals and 6 assists, while Sebastian Aho also has 6 assists along with 4 goals as part of his 10 points. Andrei Svechnikov also has 9 points with a team-high 7 goals this season. Frederik Andersen has gone 3-2 with a 2.26 GAA and a .896 save percentage, while Antti Raanta is 2-0-1 with a 2.23 GAA and a .913 save percentage in goal for Carolina so far this season.
Washington is 1-5 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 in their last 7 road games while the over is 9-2 in their last 11 division games. Carolina is 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 2-5 in their last 7 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 10-4-1 in their last 15 games in general
I understand the reasoning for supporting either side here, but I’m looking down here. The Capitals have participated in some games with few goals in recent times and the goal is starting to live up to it. The Carolina Hurricanes have been involved in some high-scoring games lately, but they’re still a solid defensive team, especially at home, and I think this is a 3-2 type of game either way. Give me the bottom.
Chris Ruffolo Free Pick:
Less than 6.5
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