The NHL is set to deliver another thrilling night of hockey action on Friday, March 17th, 2023, with two marquee matchups on the schedule. Let’s dive into the Raymond Report data to give you an insight into these exciting games.
St. Louis Blues vs. Washington Capitals
Venue: Capital One Arena
Line: Washington PK-179 (6.5)
The St. Louis Blues will be looking to bounce back from a tough 8-5 loss against the Minnesota Wild. They hold a 29-38 SU record and have struggled in their last ten games, going 3-7 SU, 4-6 ATS, and 6-4-0 O/U. The Blues have recently been trending towards high-scoring affairs, hitting the over in three straight games.
On the other side of the ice, the Washington Capitals are coming off a 5-4 victory against the Buffalo Sabres. The Capitals could be more consistent with a 33-36 SU record. They hold a 5-5 SU, 4-6 ATS, and 6-4-0 O/U record in their last ten games. The Capitals are also on a three-game streak, setting up the potential for a high-scoring matchup.
Raymond Report Fact: The Over is 8-2-0 for Blues when played as Away Underdog vs Non-Conference Opponent During Current Season
Forecast: St. Louis 2.82 Washington 3.71
Carolina Hurricanes vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Venue: Scotiabank Arena
Line: Toronto PK-120 (6.5)
The Carolina Hurricanes are riding high after their recent 5-3 victory against the Winnipeg Jets. Boasting a strong 44-22 SU record, the Hurricanes have been a force to be reckoned with this season. In their last ten games, they’ve compiled a 6-4 SU, 4-6 ATS, and 4-6-0 O/U record, showing a propensity for lower-scoring games lately.
On the other hand, the Toronto Maple Leafs are coming off a disappointing 2-1 loss to the Colorado Avalanche. They have a 40-27 SU record and have performed decently in their last ten games, going 6-4 SU, 5-5 ATS, and 5-5 O/U. The Leafs will be looking to turn things around after two straight losses, both SU and ATS.
With both the Hurricanes and Maple Leafs being strong teams, this matchup has the potential to be a closely contested battle. Both teams have shown a recent tendency for lower-scoring games, so the under may be worth considering.
Watch these key matchups and the storylines they present as Friday night’s action unfolds. Whether you’re a fan of high-scoring games or closely contested battles, there’s something for everyone on this exciting night of NHL hockey.
Raymond Report Fact: The Leafs are 53-21 SU when played as Home Team Played as home Favorite Last 2 Years
Forecast: Carolina 2.92 Toronto 3.59
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