Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Odds
Pittsburgh pays a visit to Washington on Sunday, hoping to shut down the Capitals bats in hockey action at Verizon Center.
The Capitals sport records of 2-5-1 heading into this matchup, while the Penguins sit at 5-3 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-6 for the Capitals and 4-4 for the Penguins.
If you're going with the Capitals in this one, they're listed as moneyline underdogs of +110 on most hockey betting menus for Monday's contest.
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Capitals at No. 21 and the Penguins at No. 11 heading into this contest.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 27-ranked offense, averaging 2.2 goals per game, against a Penguins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.4 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 15.2% while the Penguins defense kills off 82.8% of their penalties.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Devils on February 2. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at +106 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 5-5
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 2-8
A few Penguins at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing Washington
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 14 of Pittsburgh's last 19 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh at NY Islanders, Tuesday, February 5
Washington home to Toronto, Tuesday, February 5