Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 9 (11/9): NHL

Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, Pick and Preview, November 9 (11/9): NHL

 

Odds

Time 7:30 p.m. EST
Penguins money line -115
Penguins spread -1.5 (+205)
Capitals  money line -105
Capitals spread +1.5 (-245)
Over / under 6.5

 

2021-2022 season stats

  Pittsburgh Penguins Washington Capitals
Record 4-4-2 6-3
Road / home record 1-4-1 3-2
Streak L5 W2
Goals per game 3.70 4.11
Goals allowed per game 3.50 2.78
Shots per game 37.5 33.6
Shots allowed per game 35.5 32.8
PP % 20.6% 23.10%
PK % 25.22% 20.80%
Over / under record 6-4 3-5-1
 

Preview

The Pittsburgh Penguins hit the road and will visit the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. These teams met three times last season and the Capitals led 2-1 but all were close games.

 

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have lost 5 games in a row and are 1-4-1 on the road so far with a 4-4-2 record ranking 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They're coming from a tough loss at home vs Bruins as they lost in overtime 6-5. Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Rickard Rakell all scored their fifth for Pittsburgh. Bryan Rust and Josh Archibald also scored for the Penguins, who lost their fifth straight game and first at home.

Sidney Crosby leads the Penguins with 7 total assists, 5 goals and has 12 points over the first 10 games of the season.

In their last 10 games the Penguins are 4-6, averaging 3.7 goals, 5.9 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 3.5 goals per game with a .902 save percentage.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals have lost 3 of their last 4 games and are 2-3-1 with a 5-4-2 record overall ranking 6th in the Metropolitan division. Their last 2 losses have come in overtime and the last one was against the Golden Knights at home 3-2 where Marcus Johansson and Trevor van Riemsdyk scored for Washington. Charlie Lindgren stopped 28 of 31 shots..

Alex Ovechkin leads the team and has five goals, nine points and four assists while Dylan Strome is leading in assists with 7 for Washington.

In their last 10 games the Capitals are 5-5, averaging 3 goals, 4.5 assists, 3.1 penalties and seven penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

 

BETTING TRENDS

Pittsburgh are 0-5 SU in their last 5 games.

Pittsburgh are 9-3 SU in their last 12 games against Washington.

Pittsburgh are 1-8 SU in their last 9 games on the road.

Pittsburgh are 13-4 SU in their last 17 games when playing on the road against Washington.

Washington are 11-4 SU in their last 15 games.

Washington are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games at home.

The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 5 games against an opponent in the Metropolitan Division division.

 

Prediction

The Penguins continue to lose games and will get here probably tired and lack of motivation after a tough loss in overtime against the Bruins in Pittsburgh. The Capitals are having a great start of the season winning 5 of their first 7 games and have been playing great offense averaging 4 goals per game this season. Go with the Capitals to take the win at home against a struggling Penguins team who are allowing over 3 goals per game. 

PICK: Capitals ML (-105) 

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