Carolina Hurricanes vs Washington Capitals 3-22-2024

Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals 3/22/24 NHL Best Analysis, Picks, and Predictions

Carolina Hurricanes (43-20-6) vs. Washington Capitals (33-25-9)


Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals 3/22/24 – On Friday night, the Carolina Hurricanes will face off against Washington Capitals in a highly anticipated matchup. While holding an impressive record, the Hurricanes look to further extend their position against an opponent not far behind in their pursuit for playoff positioning. More than just about current standings; this game presents an opportunity for strategic battle on ice that may determine playoff positioning; it offers NHL game-winning tips as well.


The Hurricanes feature an impressive offense headlined by Sebastian Aho who is a rising star with 27 goals, 48 assists, and a total of 75 points to his name. His 26 points suggests his all-round play style, which in turn improves the squad’s offense. Seth Jarvis and Martin Necas are the other players that complement Aho in attack making the Hurricanes’ attack unpredictable. This lethal attack, however, will be put to the test by the cohesive defending ability of the Capitals that have been displayed so far, but they are equally ready to frustrate the Hurricanes’ forwards.


In the same way, the Capitals are most dangerous from the offensive point of view, with Dylan Strome and the great Alex Ovechkin, who managed to earn 53 and 52 points, respectively, this season. Though Ovechkin had a -21 plus/minus indicator, his power play goals and passes are evidence of how pivotal he is in the Capitals’ game plan. The matchup between these two teams will result from the defensive duel with the Canes’ defense trying their level best to keep Ovechkin off the target and Strome out of control.


Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals 3/22/24 Game Info


When: Friday, March 22, 2024 at 7:00 PM ET
Where: Capital One Arena
Stream: NHL.TV


Goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov vs. Goaltender Charlie Lindgren


Hurricanes’ goalkeeper Pyotr Kochetkov has had an outstanding season. He has played 36 games with a save percentage of .913. He scored 2.36 goals against average (GAA) which is testimony to his skill to stand fast in the face of the most fearsome onslaughts. Kochetkok’s performance will determine the ability of Capitals to stop the offensive attack.


While Charlie Lindgren takes his A-game on for Capitals with a .915 SV% and a 2.59GAA, he is otherwise. Such skill and agility of his will be absolutely necessary to challenge the powerful offense of the Hurricanes. Whether or not Lindgren is able to deal with pressure situations, such as shootouts, might have a considerable impact on the game’s final outcome.


NHL Odds/Point Spread: TBD, Total Odds: TBD


The betting odds are yet to be determined, but based on current performances and standings, this game is expected to be closely contested. Bettors should keep an eye on the odds as they are announced, considering the Hurricanes’ road performance and the Capitals’ recent knack for hitting the over in totals.


Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends


The Hurricanes have not exhibited a particular trend against the spread. They may have gone 1-4 in their past five games. While they may have lost in their last two encounters, the 3-2 record in the last five days implied that they could withstand the odds, especially when on the road.


Washington Capitals Betting Trends


The Capitals are performing quite well on this front recently, with the last five games resulting in a 4-1 ATS win. The 3 out 5 games Tampa Bay played preceding their Wild Card Round encounter with Dallas were all OVERS. Viewing their track record since then, it would be logical to continue betting on the over/under markets this time.


Carolina Hurricanes vs. Washington Capitals 3/22/24 Betting Picks


Exploring the ability and tone of the players and goaltenders, it’s a chance to give the crowd a thrilling game. But, if we consider the superiority of the Hurricanes across several defensive battles and consistency in overall performance along with depth, that could be the reason for the Hurricanes to lead the final struggle.


Look for a game that will be played strategically and fiercely, with the outcome unpredictable and tough to call. Despite the Knights’ strong depth on offense and their good goaltending, nonetheless, the Hurricanes, arguably, have more chances to win.


Premium experts advise looking at the over/under market as both teams tend to increase the points scored in their recent matches. The possibility of a high-scoring game makes OVER a favorable bet option, especially the last five Capitals’ games with all of them ended over.


Free Pick and Prediction: Carolina Hurricanes 4, Washington Capitals 3.


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