Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Odds, Picks for NHL Sunday [12/17/2023]

Washington Capitals vs. Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, Odds, Picks for NHL Sunday [12/17/2023]

The Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals will lock horns in the NHL at PNC Arena on Sunday, with puck drop at 6:00PM ET.

Dimers' comprehensive betting preview for Sunday's Capitals vs. Hurricanes game includes the latest betting odds, as well as our predictions and picks for the game.

Capitals vs. Hurricanes Prediction: Who Will Win, Cover the Spread

Based on trusted computer power and data, Dimers.com has simulated the outcome of Sunday's Capitals-Hurricanes NHL matchup 10,000 times as part of our NHL picks for tonight.

Dimers' revolutionary predictive analytics model currently gives the Hurricanes a 65% chance of getting the W against the Capitals.

According to our model, the Capitals (+1.5) have a 57% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6-goal Over/Under has a 51% chance of going Under.

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Capitals vs. Hurricanes Odds

We have sourced the best betting odds in America for this game, which are listed here:

Bet Type Capitals Hurricanes
Puck Line +1.5 (-125) -1.5 (+110)
Moneyline +190 -235
Total o6 (-110) u6 (-110)
  • The Hurricanes are listed as -1.5 favorites against the Capitals, with +110 at DraftKings Sportsbook the best odds currently available.
  • For the underdog Capitals (+1.5) to cover the puck line, BetMGM Sportsbook has the best odds currently on offer at -125.
  • FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Hurricanes at -235, which means you can risk $235 to win $100, for a total payout of $335, if they get the W.
  • Meanwhile, BetMGM currently has the best moneyline odds for the Capitals at +190, where you can put down $100 to profit $190, earning a total payout of $290, if they win.
  • The Over/Under for total goals scored is set at 6 with BetMGM, which currently has the best odds for the Over at -110, as well as the best odds for the Under at -110.

Odds are correct at the time of publication and subject to change.

As always, check out the sports betting sites you have access to in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

Capitals vs. Hurricanes Picks

By comparing our predictions to the odds listed above, we have found the best betting picks for this game:

Bet Type Our Pick Best Odds
Puck Line Capitals +1.5 -125
Moneyline Capitals +190
Total Under 6 -110


While the Hurricanes are more likely to win the game, according to DimersBOT, betting on the Capitals moneyline is the best option due to the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the betting odds currently on offer.

Taking advantage of the edges published on Dimers is one of the keys to being a profitable sports bettor in the long run.

Our NHL best bets are based on detailed modeling and wagering intelligence to bring you the best possible plays every time.

Capitals vs. Hurricanes Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Capitals vs. Hurricanes? The data is in.

Listed below are the most likely first goal and most likely anytime goal scorers for both the Capitals and Hurricanes this Sunday.

And you know what, we provide this information to you for FREE to help you select the best prop bets for Sunday's game.

According to DimersBOT, Carolina's Sebastian Aho is most likely to score the first goal in Capitals vs. Hurricanes.

DimersBOT gives Aho an 8.7% chance of scoring the first goal at PNC Arena, while the Hurricanes star is a 38.9% chance of netting an anytime goal.

Scroll down for our complete list of first and anytime goal scorer probabilities.

First Goal Scorer Predictions

Washington Capitals

Player First Goal Probability
Alex Ovechkin 5.3%
Dylan Strome 4.6%
Tom Wilson 4.2%
T.J. Oshie 3.3%
Joe Snively 3.3%

Carolina Hurricanes

Player First Goal Probability
Sebastian Aho 8.7%
Seth Jarvis 5.6%
Martin Necas 5.3%
Teuvo Teravainen 5.0%
Jesperi Kotkaniemi 4.8%

Anytime Goal Scorer Predictions

Washington Capitals

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Alex Ovechkin 26.9%
Dylan Strome 25.4%
Tom Wilson 24.0%
T.J. Oshie 20.0%
Joe Snively 17.6%

Carolina Hurricanes

Player Anytime Goal Probability
Sebastian Aho 38.9%
Seth Jarvis 28.3%
Martin Necas 28.0%
Teuvo Teravainen 26.4%
Jesperi Kotkaniemi 24.9%
Remember, our model updates regularly, so keep checking this article for any changes to our betting insights before Capitals vs. Hurricanes on Sunday December 17, 2023.

Capitals vs. Hurricanes Game Information

Sunday's game between the Hurricanes and Capitals at PNC Arena is scheduled to commence at 6:00PM ET.

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This preview article has been partially generated using automated processes and AI technology. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate updates on the Sunday's Capitals vs. Hurricanes clash, and automation assists in data collection, analysis, and formatting. Human editing and quality control is performed to ensure the content meets our editorial standards.

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