Hurricanes vs Capitals Expert Predictions for Game 7 of First-Round 2019 NHL Playoff Series

Mike Esposito
Washington Capitals v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Six
Washington Capitals v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Six / Grant Halverson

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The Carolina Hurricanes and Washington Capitals head into a winner-take-all, Game 7 showdown Wednesday night, with the victor earning a series date with the New York Islanders in the second round of the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

The Capitals (-155) are the Game 7 betting favorites on their home ice in Washington, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. However, It's always a good idea to hear what some industry experts have to say before placing a bet, so here are a few expert predictions for Wednesday night's matchup.

Hurricanes vs Capitals Predictions

Picks and Parlays

Picks and Parlays predicts the Hurricanes will both win straight up and cover the 1.5-goal spread, 4-2. Picks and Parlays also notes that Carolina is 6-1 straight up in its last seven games after scoring five or more goals in its previous contest.

BetStars News

Daniel Canova, of BetStars News, predicts the Capitals will take Game 7 outright on home ice, 4-2, and cover the spread. Hence this score prediction, Canova also believes tonight's 5.5-goal scoring total will hit the over.

Sports Chat Place

Randy Chambers, of Sports Chat Place, predicts a Washington victory Wednesday night, noting the Capitals have won 14 of their last 17 games as home favorites.

Overall, one expert is predicting Carolina to pull off the upset, while the other two are expecting the favored Capitals to advance into the second round with a win.

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