On New Year's Day it’s the NHL's Winter Classic from Pittsburgh, where the Penguins will be favorites against Alex Ovechkin and his Washington Capitals.
Assuming the game isn't rained out.
Pittsburgh won their only meeting 3-2 in a shootout earlier in December, but Washington won all four last season. The difference-maker could be the intangible extra man in the home crowd. The Penguins own a solid 13-6-1 record at home, while the Capitals have struggled on the road, going 8-8-1.
This should make the Penguins favorites with NHL betting lines for the matchup.