3/18/2010 7:00:00 PM
Even without their star Alex Ovechkin who is serving a suspension, the Washington Capitals can still score. Look for tonight's contest in Carolina to shoot 'over' 6.
The Washington Capitals are one of the game's most entertaining teams to watch. Alex Ovechkin leads the offense but even without him this team is potent.
Ovechkin missed the Capitals' last game due to a suspension, but Washington still managed to score seven goals in a 7-3 win over the Panthers. The Capitals have played 'over' the total in four of their last five overall.
The 'over' is a profitable 12-3-1 in Washington's last 16 road games. The Caps have played 'over' the total in seven of their last nine games following a win. In their last 26 vs. a team with a losing record, the 'over' is a profitable 17-6-3.
Carolina has played the 'over' in three of its last four overall. The 'over' is 4-0 in the Hurricanes' last four home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
The Hurricanes have played 'over' the total in their last seven games vs. a team with a winning percentage above .600. The 'over' is 5-2 in Carolina's last seven coming off a game in which it scored two goals.
The teams have combined to play 'over' the total in five of the last seven meetings. Even without Ovechkin in this game as he continues to serve his suspension, look for the Capitals offense to be clicking on all cylinders. You can expect a wide-open game resulting in a high-scoring game.
Free Pick: Capitals-Hurricanes Over 6 (-140)
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