Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds
The Pittsburgh Penguins battle the visiting Washington Capitals on Thursday in NHL betting action at Consol Energy Centre.
This season the Penguins are 3-0-1 overall while the Capitals are 2-0. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 3-1 on the OU, and Washington is 2-0.
The Penguins sit at No. 9 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Capitals sit at a No. 21 on the same chart.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 8-ranked offense (3.5 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 26 at 4 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 25% rate while the Capitals have a 75% rate on the penalty kill.
Washington won its last outing, a 6-5 result against the Lightning on October 10. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -155 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (11) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Panthers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -155 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Tampa Bay are 5-5
After a win are 6-4
Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 8-2
After playing Florida are 7-3
After a win are 6-4
A few Capitals at Penguins trends to consider:
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
Washington is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Pittsburgh's last 11 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games at home
Washington home to Ottawa, Saturday, October 15
Pittsburgh home to Buffalo, Saturday, October 15