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Capitals betting favorites hosting Hurricanes on Game 5 NHL odds

The Washington Capitals hope to take advantage of their home ice Saturday night as betting favorites in Game 5 of their playoff series with the Carolina Hurricanes.

The Washington Capitals are 5-1 over their last six home games. After losing Game 3 and Game 4 in Carolina, the Capitals will try to get things back on track against the Hurricanes at home on Saturday night.

Washington is a -140 home favorite on the NHL odds for Game 5 at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. The Hurricanes will be looking for a third straight win as +120 road underdogs in this one.

Carolina Hurricanes at Washington Capitals

When: Saturday, April 20, 8:00 p.m. ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

Betting Line: Washington -140 / 5.5 Goals

Hurricanes at Capitals OddsShark Matchup Report

Washington Capitals Notes

The Capitals scored four goals in each of the first two games of this series at home, defeating Carolina 4-2 in Game 1 and 4-3 in Game 2. On the road, the offense came to a screeching halt as Washington managed just one goal in two road losses.

Washington earned home ice in this series by winning the Metropolitan Division with a 14-5-1 record over its last 20 regular season games and will have home ice in this critical Game 5 because of it.

Before losing the last two games in this series, Washington was a perfect 6-0 in its last six games against Carolina including a 4-0 record at home per the OddsShark NHL Database.

Carolina Hurricanes Notes

Carolina thoroughly dominated Game 3 as it outshot the Capitals 45 to 18 en route to a 5-0 victory. Game 4 was much more competitive and Peter Mrazek proved to be up to the task, stopping 30 of the 31 shots he faced to lead the Hurricanes to a 2-1 win.

Mrazek’s home and road splits were almost identical during the regular season, but so far this postseason the 27-year-old has a 3.50 goals against average and an .860 save percentage in Washington compared to a 0.50 GAA and a .980 save percentage at home.

Hurricanes at Capitals Betting Total

Saturday night’s total is set at 5.5 goals. The UNDER is 6-3 in the last nine games between the Capitals and the Hurricanes.

This has been the only series in the NHL playoffs this season that has seen the home team win every game. For that trend to continue, Washington will need to get back to generating offense as well as it did in the beginning of this series. Regardless of who ends up on top, this should be a highly competitive game between two teams that have looked evenly matched thus far.

For more odds information, betting picks and a breakdown of this week’s top sports betting news check out the OddsShark podcast with Jon Campbell and Andrew Avery. Subscribe on iTunes or Spotify or listen to it at OddsShark.libsyn.com.


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Facebook Facebook is launching three new product features to increase fundraising across its platforms: a new Instagram donation button, a fundraising sticker in Facebook, and the broader rollout of fundraising on Facebook gaming live streams. The Instagram button might be the change that generates the most new donations. Nonprofit businesses will now be able to include a donation button on their Instagram profile, next to where they list their phone number, and it’ll be there permanently. Previously, they could only include donation stickers in their Stories, which disappeared after 24 hours. (That same donation sticker is now coming to Facebook Stories, too.) Facebook is also making its gaming charity live streams available to more of its Level Up gamers. They’ll be able to select a cause and request that their viewers donate money as they watch them game live. The streamer can set a goal amount, and a notification will pop up in the chat as people donate, allowing the streamer to shout out individual users. While these features likely won’t revolutionize Facebook’s fundraising efforts, they’ll put donations more front and center for various users and facilitate contributions. The company is also separately going to assist nonprofits in finding volunteers; they can list opportunities on their page and people can sign up remotely.
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How to tell if your iPhone has water damage — even if it's water-resistant
Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can tell if your iPhone has water damage by removing the SIM tray and looking for a red color inside the SIM card slot.  If it's red, that means the Liquid Contact Indicator (LCI) has been activated and there is water damage. It should appear white or silver if there is no damage.  Apple's iPhone warranty does not cover water damage — and even though newer models have increased water resistance, continued exposure to water can still damage your device over time.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. With its brand new iPhone 11 Pro, Apple has increased water resistance from previous models.  An iPhone 11 Pro is now supposedly resistant in up to four meters of water for 30 minutes, compared to two meters for 30 minutes with an iPhone XS. But that doesn't mean you should go around submerging your iPhone in every liquid you find. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: 8 weird robots NASA wants to send to spaceSee Also:How to flip your Apple Watch screen by changing its orientation, in 2 different waysHow to turn off Airplane Mode on your Apple Watch in 2 different waysHow to turn off Airplane Mode on your Windows 10 device in 2 different waysSEE ALSO: The best iPhone for every type of person and budget
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That Costco $75 Coupon Is Fake
If you noticed a $75 Costco coupon floating around Facebook and thought, “That seems far-fetched,” your intuition was right: It’s a fake coupon.Read more...
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'Fortnite' star Ewok is the latest Twitch streamer to switch to Mixer
Yet another prominent streamer is leaving Twitch for Microsoft's Mixer. Soleil "Faze Ewok" Wheeler announced on Thursday that she will stream her upcoming Fortnite play sessions exclusively on the platform starting "soon."
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Taxi mogul Symon Garber and cronies beat, tasered his lover’s husband: suit
Shady taxi mogul Symon Garber and two goons pretending to be cops beat and tasered his lover’s husband, according to a new $10 million lawsuit. Ian Kessler says on July 22 his wife and her beau Garber, who was flanked by two men claiming to be cops, came home to the Kessler’s East 57th Street...
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The Guardian view on Donald Trump’s impeachment: a grave and necessary process | Editorial
If the US president tried to enlist Ukraine to investigate his rivals he broke his oath of office and threatened America’s securityThere are multiple reasons why Donald Trump ought not to be the president of the United States. However, there are only two ways of removing him from the office he has occupied for the past three years. One is to vote him out at the ballot box, which Americans will have the opportunity to do in a year’s time. The other is for Congress to impeach him, a process that began on Capitol Hill in September, and which went into public session on Wednesday, when the first hearings were beamed around the US and the world.Although much of Washington has talked of little else for weeks, the public hearings before the Democrat-controlled House intelligence committee sharply raise the visibility of the impeachment effort with the wider public. Presidential impeachment is rare and grave. This is only the fourth time it has happened in American history. But impeachment is also both a quasi-judicial process and an inescapably political one, as anyone who remembers the 1999 trial of Bill Clinton will understand. Continue reading...
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CBP chief warns Mexican ‘super labs’ flooding US with meth, as seizures nearly double
The acting head of Customs and Border Protection (CBP) warned Thursday that “super labs” in Mexico are flooding the U.S. with purer, cheaper forms of methamphetamine -- and that seizures of the deadly drug were up 90 percent last month compared with the same time last year.
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Cam Newton trade destinations: Could he end up with Bears?
What does the future hold for former MVP and current fashion icon Cam Newton? With the Panthers putting the veteran QB on season-ending IR, it appears his time in Carolina is coming to an end. The team has turned to Kyle Allen for the remainder of the 2019 season, and he has filled in admirably;...
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Fabinho Talks 'Dyson' Nickname, Liverpool Form: 'Always Scope to Improve'
Liverpool midfielder Fabinho has said he likes the "Dyson" nickname given to him by manager Jurgen Klopp and that he thinks he can make further improvements to his game...
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Student gunman kills 1, wounds others at California high school
A California high school student dressed in black is suspected of having opened fire on campus on Thursday, killing at least one person and wounding several others before he was arrested, officials said.
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Invoking the Constitution, Pelosi Points to Possible Bribery Charge
The day after the first public impeachment hearing, Speaker Nancy Pelosi used the word “bribery,” mentioned in the Constitution’s impeachment clause, to describe President Trump’s conduct.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just revealed her passion for 'League of Legends,' and she's not the only member of Congress playing the popular video game
Scott Heins/Getty; Seth Wenig/AP; Susan Walsh/AP; Stefan Zaklin/Getty; Twitter; Wikipedia; Hollis Johnson/Skye Gould/Business Insider Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York recently revealed her passion for the computer game "League of Legends" Many consider "League of Legends" to be difficult and time-consuming, but the game has spawned an international community with millions of fans and hundreds of dedicated professional players. Ocasio-Cortez's Silver IV rank makes her better than about 15% of "League of Legends" players in ranked matches, and more than 8 million people play the game every day. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York recently revealed her passion for "League of Legends," a popular computer game with millions of players worldwide. Ocasio-Cortez shared a picture of her "League of Legends" screen after she earned the rank of Silver IV. "League of Legends," or "LoL" as it's commonly called, is a competitive strategy game that pits two teams against each other in a 5-on-5 arena. Fellow "LoL" players flocked to the congresswoman's Twitter account to congratulate her for earning the rank and celebrate her appreciation for gaming. See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: Inside the US government's top-secret bioweapons labSee Also:The 5 coolest features of Motorola's new $1,500 Razr phoneHow to download Steam on your PC or Mac, and gain access to the internet's largest collection of gamesHow to delete your Steam account permanently, which will erase all of your games and account information
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Impeachment hearings air to a divided nation
As the first public impeachment hearing in more than two decades aired Wednesday, Americans watched the spectacle unfold with curiosity, skepticism and a measure of dismay about just how deeply divided this nation has become.
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