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, Dec 19, 2018
Start time: 8:00 PM EST, Capital One Arena
TV Channel: NBCSN
Best Washington Capitals Lines: (-135) MoneyLine – BETONLINE
Over/Under 6½: – SPORTSBETTING
In a game from NHL, we will see Pittsburgh Penguins at Washington Capitals.
The Pittsburgh Penguins are still looking for their consistency and they currently have 15 wins and 18 losses on their resume. They are coming off a home loss against the Ducks by the score of 4-2. The Pens had a 2-0 lead early in the first period but then Anaheim was able to get the advantage of their inconsistency. Casey DeSmith was in goal against the Ducks and he allowed 3 goals on 35 shot attempts and he fell to 10-10 this year. The Pens enter this game ranked 7th in the league in scoring at 3.36 gpg and 21st in goals allowed at 3.21 gpg.
After the slow start, the Washington Capitals are rolling once again. Alex Ovechkin is a never aging legend that is again performing at a high level. The team is now 20-12 and their goalkeeper Pheonix Copley is 7-3 with a 2.93 GAA. The Capitals enter this game ranked 2nd in the league in scoring at 3.72 gpg and 18th in goals allowed at 3.09 gpg.
I believe this will be a high scoring game but I am not at all sure if it will go over 7 goals. Washington is clearly the better side and playing at home should give them enough advantage to get the victory against Pittsburgh.