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Penguins vs Capitals NHL Betting Preview

The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins will meet for the second time in a week on Thursday night as those teams hit the ice in NHL betting action at the Consol Energy Center.

Washington lost 6-3 at home to Pittsburgh as a underdog on the NHL odds in their first meeting of the season on Sunday afternoon. The Capitals are 6-4 over their last 10 games against the Penguins, with the OVER/UNDER going 3-7 in those contests.

This season the Penguins are 7-3 overall while the Capitals are 2-7-1. As for the totals, Pittsburgh is 6-4 on the OU, and Washington is 3-7.

View Washington vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as +205 moneyline underdogs in this one at BetOnline. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers at 5Dimes.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 30-rated Capitals taking on the No. 8-rated Penguins in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 4-ranked offense (3.4 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 27 at 3.6 goals per game allowed. The Penguins powerplay has clicked at a 24.3% rate while the Capitals have a 74.5% rate on the penalty kill.

Washington was a 3-2 loser in its last match at home against the Maple Leafs. They lost as -160 favorites, while the total score of 5 made winners of UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 4-2 winner on the road against the Islanders. Bettors on Pittsburgh at -135 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Toronto are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

Pittsburgh Penguins Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 3-7
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing NY Islanders are 5-5
After a win are 6-4

 

A few Capitals at Penguins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 11 of Pittsburgh's last 14 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 9 games when playing Washington
The total has gone OVER in 18 of Pittsburgh's last 25 games

Next up:
Washington home to Florida, Saturday, February 9
Pittsburgh at New Jersey, Saturday, February 9

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