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Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Game 6 Odds, Picks, and Preview

Posted by: Charlie Smith

Despite being the reigning champions, the Pittsburgh Penguins are currently facing down the barrel of postseason elimination. Down 3-2, heading into Game 6, the Penguins have to get the job done down this NHL sports betting evening. Luckily for Pittsburgh, the Penguins will get to play on home ice this Monday night. What kind of 2 team parlay odds will they be facing?

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins – Monday, May 7th

Series: Game 6 || Washington Leads 3-2

When: 7:00 pm ET

Where: PPG Paints Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

TV: NBC

Stream: NBC Extra, NHL TV

NHL Sports Betting Odds:

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Capitals +1½ (-175) 6 (-110) +170
Penguins -1½ (+155) 6 (-110) -200
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Washington Capitals

The Capitals have had a fairly dominant run through this year’s postseason. Although they got off to a rough start, losing their first two games against the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Caps managed to bounce back by sweeping their opponent. So far, we have seen Washington take a similar approach in their series against Pittsburgh. The Penguins managed to take Game 1on the road. However, after affording that loss, Washington has gone on to post a 3-1 record against the Penguins. Now all the Caps need is a lone win to get them to the next round.

Players to Watch: Alex Ovechkin (8 G, 6 A, 14 PTS), Nicklas Backstrom (3 G, 10 A, 13 PTS), and Evgeny Kuznetsov (6 G, 7 A, 13 PTS).

Pittsburgh Penguins

Despite playing on ice, the Penguins are starting to feel the heat. Not only are they down 3 games to 2, the Penguins have an unlikely path out of this predicament. Even if Pittsburgh manages to stay alive this evening, Game 7 will be held in Washington. Granted, the Capitals haven’t been unbeatable at home, but you never want to stack the table that heavily. Understandably, the evening’s NHL sports betting odds are pegging the Guins as the underdog. This is to be expected, given how dominant Washington has been in this series.

Players to Watch:  Jake Guentzel (10 G, 11 A, 21 PTS), Sidney Crosby (9 G, 11 A, 20 PTS), and Patric Hornqvist (5 G, 6 A, 11 PTS).

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Predictions

Trends

  • Washington is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games
  • The TOTAL has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington’s last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Washington

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins Picks

So which team should online sportsbook bettors favor in tonight’s Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins matchup? All things considered, it’s probably safer to side with Washington this evening. The Capitals have delivered lopsided finishes against the Guins all series long. In fact, Game 5 went in the Caps’ favor 6-3. Luckily the money line is pegging the underdog this evening. This makes taking Washington straight up rather lucrative. Sign up today to get in on this NHL postseason action!

Score Prediction: 5-4 Washington. The Capitals get the job done on the road to get to the next round of the playoffs. The Capitals will fail to cover the spread and the TOTAL will be OVER.

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