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Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins 02/01/2022 Picks, Predictions and Preview

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Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins 02-01-2022 Picks Predictions and Preview

Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins 02/01/2022 – It’s time for two equally balanced teams to hit the ice in an exciting NHL matchup from PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Capitals are fourth in the Metropolitan Division and they enter this game with a winning record. The Penguins are one step ahead at the third spot and they are keen on breaking their three-game losing streak. The NHL picks and parlays have a winner for this game based on the odds and the recent betting trends.

Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins 02/01/2022

When: Tuesday, February 1, 7:00 PM ET

Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins 02/01/2022 Betting Odds:

TeamPUCKLINETOTALML
Washington Capitals +1.5 (-263)5.5 o (-113)+105
Pittsburgh Penguins -1.5 (+205)5.5 u (+102)-133
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Washington Capitals

With a 24-12-9 record on the season, the competition for the Capitals remains tough in the Metropolitan Division. Washington played a total of 45 games and they are battling with the Penguins for the third spot. On Saturday, they came off a big victory against the Dallas Stars with a 5-0 final score. Washington is averaging at 3.18 goals per game with their offense and is giving up 2.67 from the defensive end. Their power play opportunities are averaging at 15.2 percent and their penalty kill is at 81.4 percent.

Players to watch: A. Ovechkin LW (G 29, A 29, PTS 58), E. Kuznetsov C (G 13, A 30, PTS 43), J. Carlson D (G 9, A 24, PTS 33).

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins are holding a 27-11-7 record and are ahead of the Capitals despite their three-game losing skid. Pittsburgh has been pushing their way up as they continue to trail the Rangers. In their last outing, the Penguins gave up four and scored three against the Los Angeles Kings. Pittsburgh is closing in at 3.31 goals per game and is giving up 2.56 to opponents. When it comes to their powerplay, they are closing in at 20.6 percent and are reaching 88.2 percent with their penalty kill.

Players to watch: J. Guentzel LW (G 23, A 20, PTS 43), K. Letang D (G 5, A 35, PTS 40), S. Crosby C (G 12, A 26, PTS 38).

Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions

Trends

Capitals

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games.
Washington are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
Washington are 3-7 SU in their last 10 games against Pittsburgh.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games on the road.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh.

Penguins

Pittsburgh are 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games against Washington.
Pittsburgh are 8-3 SU in their last 11 games at home.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when playing at home against Washington.
Pittsburgh are 6-3 SU in their last 9 games this season.

Capitals vs Penguins Betting Picks

The Penguins seem to be the better team here, especially with a better penalty kill and powerplay than the Capitals. The odds to win NHL are against the Capitals as they favor the Penguins to win and cover.

Score Prediction: Penguins 2, Capitals 1.