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Pittsburgh Penguins host Washington Capitals in hockey action

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Jan 22, 12:30 PM | Consol Energy Centre

Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds

25-19-2TEAM RECORD26-17-4

Consol Energy Centre hosts an NHL battle between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the visiting Washington Capitals on Sunday.

Pittsburgh will face the 25-19-2 Capitals. In totals betting, the Penguins are 19-23-5 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Capitals are 24-22 favoring the OVER.

View Washington vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Capitals listed as underdogs of +-170 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Penguins at No. 2 and the Capitals at No. 15 heading into this contest.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 6-ranked offense (3.1 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 18.3% rate while the Capitals have a 81.2% rate on the penalty kill.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-0 loser as they battled the Hurricanes on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Hurricanes at -104 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 5-4 winner at home against the Canadiens. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -165 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (9) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Carolina are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Montreal are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

A few Capitals at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 12 games when playing at home against Washington
Pittsburgh is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Boston, Tuesday, January 24
Pittsburgh at St. Louis, Tuesday, January 24

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