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Caps Facing Unprecedented Losing Streak

The Washington Capitals are on the ropes and will need to go on a great run in order to make their way to the Eastern Conference Finals over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Caps have dropped the past three games in the series, but Washington has not lost four-straight games once this season.

Shark Bites
  • Penguins’ Olli Maatta practiced Friday, but is unlikely to play Saturday.
  • The Capitals are 3-7 SU in their past 10 games hosting the Penguins.
  • Sidney Crosby is -2 with just one assist this series

Though the Caps have not lost four-straight, the Penguins have also not lost three consecutive games since the start of the 2016 calendar year, which does not bode well Washington.

Pittsburgh may have a 3-1 series lead entering Saturday, but they have not exactly been running away with games. All four games this series have been decided by just one goal with overtime needed twice already.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The visiting Pittsburgh Penguins opened as 136 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including BetOnline. The total opened at 5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

A 4-1.8 result in favor of the Penguins is the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Pittsburgh Penguins have seen them go 55-27-9 so far this season, while the Capitals are at 61-22-9. In totals betting, the Washington Capitals are 35-37-20, while the Penguins are 40-34-17. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Pittsburgh injuries news.

The Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings have the Washington Capitals at No. 15 and the Pittsburgh Penguins at No. 1 heading into this contest.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Washington Capitals No. 3-ranked offense (2.99 goals per game) against a Pittsburgh Penguins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.44 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 22.38% rate while the Penguins have a 84.97% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap


Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Pittsburgh is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • Washington is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Pittsburgh
  • Washington is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Washington, Tuesday, May 10th