Capitals Got Their Eye on Online NHL Betting RevengePosted by: Mike Davis
Tuesday’s online NHL betting action delivered some pretty Wild results. The Ottawa Senators, who had amassed a 2-game lead over the New York Rangers, suffered a crushing 4-1 lead that puts the team’s playoff hopes on the line. The Predators also managed to pull one over their southern rival, the St. Louis Blues, 2-1 but that’s not as jaw-dropping as the aforementioned results.
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Wednesday will bring with it another couple of online NHL betting matchups. This time around the Caps and Penguins will take to the ice first, followed by a contest between the Anaheim Ducks and the Edmonton Oilers. Both contests will be a Game 4 matchup, and it follows that in each game one team is staring down a 2-1 deficit.
Game 4 – Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Wed. May 3rd
When: 7:30 pm ET
Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh
Series: Penguins Lead 2-1
Hockey Playoff Odds:
Washington Capitals -1 ½ (+250) 5 ½ (+120) -120
Pittsburgh Penguins +1 ½ (-300) 5 ½ (-140) EV
Washington was able to match last year’s success in the regular season by posting a 55-19-8 record. With that nearly unblemished record, the Washington Capitals were the leaders of the Metropolitan Division, the Eastern Conference, and of points in the NHL. The Capitals have been contenders in the playoffs for the last three years running and will be looking to make it past the second round of the postseason, where the Penguins deftly sent them home last season.
In the opening round of this year’s playoffs, Washington was tasked with facing the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Maple Leafs were a fan favorite for those who bet on NHL games during the regular season, but the Caps were the best in points for a reason. In the end, it took 6 games for Toronto to be eliminated.
Thus far in the second round, the Capitals have conceded two games to the reigning champions. Additionally, Pittsburgh has outscored Washington 11-7. There’s no denying that the Capitals are looking to avenge last year’s loss, but they’ll need a better performance on offense to get it done.
Coming off a season in which they won the Stanley Cup, the Penguins came into this season with only one thing on their mind: winning back-to-back titles. Pittsburgh turned in a 50-21-11 regular season record that paved the way to a 2nd place finish in the Metropolitan Division and a 2nd place finish in the Eastern Conference.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were the team that Pittsburgh faced in the opening round of this year’s playoffs. The Blue Jackets enjoyed a good amount of success in the regular season, but where no match for Pittsburgh in the end. 5 games into the series, the Penguins sent Columbus packing.