Penguins on the road against Capitals
The Pittsburgh Penguins have picked up the victory in each of their last six games against the Washington Capitals as those teams face off again in NHL betting action on Monday night.
The Penguins and the Capitals last met on January 15, with Pittsburgh edging Washington with a 4-3 win as a -210 home favorite on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks. That game turned out to be an OVER result for NHL bettors on the totals.
The Penguins will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 42-17-4 this season, while the Capitals are 30-25-10. Pittsburgh is 30-28-5 on the totals; Washington is 32-33.
The Capitals were listed earlier today as 119 moneyline underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark (including Bovada, while oddsmakers set the opening total around 5.5.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 15 and the Penguins at No. 6 heading into this contest.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-2 winner on the road against the Ducks. Bettors on Pittsburgh at +129 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
Washington won its last outing, a 3-2 result against the Coyotes on March 8. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -118 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (5) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 2.94 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.49 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 23.21% while the Penguins defense kills off 87.18% of their penalties.
Pittsburgh home to Washington, Tuesday, March 11th