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Pittsburgh PenguinsWashington Capitals
Dec 1, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Odds

14-7-4TEAM RECORD12-10-1

The hockey wagering menu sees a clash between Washington and Pittsburgh on Thursday, with the host Capitals trying to win for themselves and reward bettors who back them on the moneyline.

The Penguins will try to spoil to the party on Thursday; they are 14-7-4 this season, while the Capitals are 12-10-1. Pittsburgh is 11-11-3 on the totals; Washington is 14-9.

View Pittsburgh vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Penguins listed as underdogs of +-110 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Capitals - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 15 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 1.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 7-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 11 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 16.1% rate while the Penguins have a 89.5% rate on the penalty kill.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 4-3 loser on the road against the Rangers. Bettors on New York at +105 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (7) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

The Capitals were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got St. Louis at +125 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 7-3
After playing NY Rangers are 8-2
After a loss are 6-4

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing St. Louis are 6-4
After a loss are 3-7

A few Penguins at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 15 of Pittsburgh's last 23 games when playing Washington
Pittsburgh is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Washington is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Pittsburgh at Carolina, Saturday, December 3
Washington home to Ottawa, Saturday, December 3

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