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Penguins face off against Capitals

The Pittsburgh Penguins have won five of their last six games against the Washington Capitals as those Metropolitan Division rivals hit the ice together on Wednesday night.

Overall the Penguins are just 5-5 in their last 10 games against Alex Ovechkin and company, but they've picked up the win on the NHL betting lines in each of their last four meetings. The OVER is on a four-game run in that series.

The Capitals sport a record of 12-8-1 heading into this matchup, while the Penguins sit at 13-8-0 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 11-10 for the Capitals and 7-13-1 for the Penguins.

View Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

The Penguins were listed as -116 favorites on the hockey moneyline earlier at Bovada. The total was set at 5.5 before betting started earlier on Wednesday at BetOnline.

The Capitals - Penguins odds would favor the Penguins if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Pittsburgh is at No. 5.

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The Penguins were a 3-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Ducks. That made winners of bettors who got Pittsburgh at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for UNDER bettors.

The Capitals were a 4-1 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Blues. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at -110 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 5-ranked offense (3.29 goals per game) against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.29 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 24.42% rate while the Penguins have a 84.21% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to New York, Friday, November 22nd
Washington home to Montreal, Friday, November 22nd