Capitals seek a road win in Pittsburgh
The Washington Capitals will be out for revenge on Wednesday night as they play on the road against Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL betting action at the sportsbooks.
The Capitals fell 4-0 at +105 at home on the NHL odds in their first game of the season against the Penguins back on November 20. That dropped Washington to 4-6 in its past 10 games against the Penguins, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-7.
The Penguins bring a 33-12-2 record to the battle against the 22-16-8 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Pittsburgh go 21-22-4 so far and the Capitals go 21-25.
Bettors looking to side with the Penguins in this one found them earlier as -205 Favorite on the NHL money line at 5Dimes. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5.5 at its open earlier today at BetOnline and may have moved.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 4 and the Capitals at No. 12 heading into this contest.
Washington was a 2-1 loser in its last match at home against the Sharks. They lost as +120 underdogs, while the total score of 3 made winners of UNDER bettors.
In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 2-1 winner on the road against the Flames. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -188 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors home happy as well.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 4-ranked offense (3.23 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 20 at 2.98 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 25.16% rate while the Capitals have a 80.49% rate on the penalty kill.
Washington at Columbus, Friday, January 17th
Pittsburgh home to Florida, Monday, January 20th