Capitals vs Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Game 6 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Capitals vs Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Game 6 Odds, Preview, and Pick

It’s Game 6 between the defending Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals and the Carolina Hurricanes on Monday, April 22. So far, Capitals-Hurricanes has been a home ice advantage series. Will that pattern hold tonight? Or, will the Capitals close out the Hurricanes? Check out NHL Playoff betting odds, analysis, and a free pick for Washington-Carolina

Capitals vs Hurricanes NHL Playoffs Game 6 Odds, Preview, and Pick

Why Washington Capitals are a good bet to win at -106?

The Washington Capitals decimated the Carolina Hurricanes 6-0 in Game 5. What’s interesting is that Washington ran up the score while only taking 28 shots.

If the Capitals can be that efficient on offense on Monday night, they should have no trouble beating their rivals and closing out this series. Washington feels they can repeat as Stanley Cup Champions. They’re ready to prove it on April 22.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.0
  • Shots For: 31.8
  • Power Plays: 21.1%
  • Face-Offs: 51.4%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 2.7
  • Shots Against: 28.6
  • Penalty Kills: 81.5%
  • Shutouts: 4

Why Carolina Hurricanes are a good bet to win at -115?

Will that pattern hold tonight? Or, will the Capitals close out the Hurricanes?

The Carolina Hurricanes lost 6-0 in Game 5, but the reason why is easily fixable. Washington got behind Carolina’s defenders way too much in the last matchup. Taking open shots against any goalie will lead to scores.

If the Hurricanes give Petr Mrazek more help on Monday night, they should contain the Capitals. If they can do that, Carolina’s got a great shot of evening up the series 3-3.

Team Statistics

Offense:
  • Goals For: 3.3
  • Shots For: 31.2
  • Power Plays: 24.8%
  • Face-Offs: 50.7%
Defense:
  • Goals Against: 3.0
  • Shots Against: 33.4
  • Penalty Kills: 79.2%
  • Shutouts: 4

NHL Hockey Betting Trends for Washington Capitals vs Carolina Hurricanes

  • Capitals are 5-2 in the last 7 meetings in Carolina
  • Capitals are 17-8 in their last 25 overall
  • Capitals are 7-2 in their last 9 Conference Quarterfinals games
  • Hurricanes are 5-0 in their last 5 Monday games
  • Hurricanes are 4-0 in their last 4 games as a home favorite
  • Hurricanes are 20-6 in their last 26 games as a favorite

Capitals vs Hurricanes Game 6 NHL Betting Analysis

Washington did benefit from a more aggressive Hurricanes squad in Game 5. Carolina pushed too forward, too fast, and left Mrazek by himself to have to deal with the counter attack. Although his confidence no doubt took a hit after giving up 6 goals off only 28 shots, Mrazek should shake it off.

The home ice has been a godsend for both these teams so far this series. It’s hard to see the Caps breaking that pattern. Only a slight adjustment, paying more attention on defense while looking to mark players instead of just watching your goalie flail all alone by himself, should help the Hurricanes win on Monday night. Carolina will even up the series.

NHL Free Pick: Hurricanes -115