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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals NHL Online Betting Picks

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals

The 2018 NHL online betting season continues this Wednesday night with a thrilling Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals matchup. Surprisingly, both sides come in with the exact same record and will be looking to gain some ground in the Metropolitan by usurping one another this Wednesday night. So, what kind of matchup are tonight’s legal betting NHL odds predicting? Let’s take a look at the betting lines to find out.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals – Wed., November 7th            

When: 7:30 pm ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

NHL Online Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Penguins +1½ (-250) 6½ (-115)   +110
Capitals -1½ (+207) 6½ (-105) -130
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Pittsburgh Penguins        

The Penguins swim into this Wednesday night pairing sporting a 6-4-3 record that nets them 15 points on the season. That 15-point tally currently ties them alongside the Washington Capitals for the No. 3 spot in the Metropolitan. With that in mind, it’s clear that tonight’s matchup is of the utmost importance for both sides, who are eagerly looking to gain some ground in the Metropolitan race. However, considering that they’ve lost the last 4 in a row, this contest is a must win for the Penguins. But considering that Pittsburgh is 4-5-1 in their last 10 against the Caps, there’s no guarantee that they pull this off. Looking over the numbers, it’s clear this one might be a shootout. Right now the Penguins rank 4th in scoring and 22nd in goals allowed while Washington ranks No. 1 in the NHL in scoring but 27th in goals allotted.

Players to Watch: Evgeni Malkin (7 G, 13 A, 20 PTS), Phil Kessel (7 G, 9 A, 16 PTS.), and Sidney Crosby (6 G, 8 A, 14 PTS.).

Washington Capitals      

The Caps enter this matchup sporting the exact same record as Pittsburgh. While the Guins are looking to snap a losing streak, Washington is also vying for a bit of a rebound. Right now they’re 2-3 in their last 5 and need a win to avoid losing too much ground in the divisional race. However, considering that Washington kicked the season off with a 7-6 loss to the Penguins, it’s safe to say that they me a bit more amped about this matchup. The NHL online betting odds are pegging the Caps as a favorite at home, making either team a lucrative straight up option this Wednesday night. But considering how dominant both sides are offensively, and how weak they are defensively as well, taking the OVER on the TOTALS seems like a logical decision as well.

Players to Watch: Evgeny Kuznetsov (6 G, 12 A, 18 PTS.), Alex Ovechkin (11 G, 6 A, 17 PTS), and Nicklas Backstrom (3 G, 13 A, 16 PTS.)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Predictions

Trends

  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Pittsburgh is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • The TOTAL has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 8 games
Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Picks

So which side should cell phone betting fans take in Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals matchup? All in all either side is a great straight up option. But considering that they’ll be at home and aren’t on a 5-game losing streak, Washington is probably the better pick here. Sign up today to make your online betting prediction!

Score Prediction: 8-6 Washington.

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