Game: Hockey NHL: Pittsburgh Penguins v Washington Capitals Preview, Handicapping, Analysis, Stats, NHL Betting Odds & Lines, Penguins vs Capitals Picks & Penguins vs Capitals Predictions
Date: Wednesday, Nov 7, 2018
Start time: 7:30 PM EST, Capital One Arena
TV Channel: NBCS
Best Washington Capitals Lines: (-121) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Over/Under 6½: – SPORTSBETTING
In a game from NHL, we will see Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals.
The Pittsburgh Penguins continue to be struggling and they are coming off a 5-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils at home. They are on a 4-game losing streak and they will certainly be looking to snap that. The Penguins have a high-powered offense but they scored only 6 goals during this streak. Matt Murray allowed 4 goals on 27 shot attempts in their last game and he is now 4-5 on the year. The Penguins are scoring 3.54 goals per game while allowing 3.31.
The Washington Capitals are having a “hangover” season so far. Since winning the Stanley Cup, they haven’t been dominating. The Caps beat the Edmonton Oilers by 4-2 in their last game and they will certainly be looking to build on that. The only player on offense that is consistent is Ovechkin and the other guys need to step up if Washington is to have another great run in the postseason.
Both teams are looking for consistency and Washington is even 0-5 in their last 5 games following a win. Pittsburgh tends to be playing well against teams with a winning home record, having 9 wins to 2 losses in the previous 11 encounters. The Caps are bad on defense and I expect the high-powered Pens’ offense to breakthrough.