The UNDER has surprisingly paid off for totals bettors in six of the last seven games between the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins as those high-powered clubs do battle in NHL betting action on Tuesday night.
Washington is 2-0 against Pittsburgh so far this season, beating the Penguins 3-0 as road underdogs on December 27 and 4-0 as home favorites on January 28. The Penguins had beaten the Capitals eight straight times dating back to 2012 before falling to them twice to start this season.
Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Opening Odds and Betting Line
The visiting Washington Capitals opened as 136 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds – VSB
, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bodog.
Computer Prediction: Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Pick
Odds – VSB
computer prediction handicapping models run on this game pick a 3.3-2.6 victory for the Capitals. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.
Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Odds and Stats.
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The Pittsburgh Penguins currently sport a record of 32-15-9. The Washington Capitals are 30-17-10. Betting totals have seen the Penguins post a 21-32-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Capitals have gone 26-30-1 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Pittsburgh vs Washington injuries news.
The NHL Power Rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Pittsburgh Penguins rated this week at No. 14 and the Washington Capitals sitting at No. 6.
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How Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Stats Matchup
The game also pits Pittsburgh’s No. 12-ranked offense, averaging 2.88 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 7 at 2.54 goals allowed. The Penguins power play is averaging 20.57% while the Capitals defense kills off 80.75% of their penalties.
Recent Outings Betting Recap
In their last action, Washington was a 5-3 winner on the road against the Ducks. Bettors on Washington at +169 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (8) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.
The Penguins were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Blackhawks. That made winners of bettors who got Chicago at -150 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.
Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Odds Trends
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games
Washington is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Washington is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Pittsburgh’s last 9 games
Pittsburgh is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games when playing Washington
Next Betting Matchups
Washington home to Winnipeg, Thursday, February 19th
Pittsburgh home to Columbus, Thursday, February 19th