Carolina Hurricanes Vs. Washington Capitals: Prediction, Odds, & NHL Betting Picks (1/5/24)

The Carolina Hurricanes come into tonight’s game on a four-game winning streak and will look to avenge their recent loss to the Capitals in December. The Hurricanes come in as slight road favorites against the Capitals on 1/5/24. Get an expert betting prediction for Hurricanes Vs. Capitals and find the latest odds.

Hurricanes Vs. Capitals Prediction

  • Carolina Hurricanes Moneyline
  • Washington Capitals Under 2.5 Team Goals

Last time out in Carolina, it was a low-scoring affair between the two and was decided in a shootout. Despite the lackluster performances this season, Washington is only four points behind Carolina in the Metropolitan. Relying on low-scoring performances, Washington will keep this one from becoming a shootout.

Washington is 30th in goals this season and 28th in expected goals. They boast the 4th-lowest shot attempts. Even on the man advantage, Washington had the 6th lowest PP%. Going up against the Carolina team that allows the fewest shots, there isn’t going to be much there for the Capitals.

Carolina is top-ten in PK%, and while allowing over three goals per game, things have been better with Pyotr Kochetkov in net. He has a 2.53 GAA since becoming the starter and has allowed 1.59 GA/G in games where Carolina is favored.

Sebastian Aho has been at the center of Carolina’s recent success. He has 18 points over his last ten games. Overall, Carolina is 11th in expected goals for and 9th in goals per game. Carolina gets a ton of shots on net, leading the league in SOG. The Canes have an edge in about every department, including faceoff percentage.

Best Hurricanes Vs. Capitals Odds

Pulling the best odds from FanDuel, Carolina is hovering around -150 on the moneyline with a total set of 5.5. BetMGM, Caesars, and BetRivers did not have as much value on the Canes moneyline in comparison to FanDuel. As always, shop around the best odds before placing your wagers.

North Carolina Sports Betting Update

North Carolina sports betting is nearing a potential launch date ahead of March Madness. While missing the Super Bowl date, which would have been massive for operators, March Madness will be a strong opening window. The major sportsbooks are expected to launch within the first day. DraftKings North Carolina often enters with one of the strongest new user offers, starting users with up to $1,250 in bonuses. Caesars Sportsbook North Carolina will likely offer their standard $1,000 first bet on Caesars, which means a new user’s first wager will be given back up to $1,000 in credits if it loses.

Be sure to follow each operator and the state page for updates on launch, new user bonuses, and regulations.

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