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Penguins vs. Capitals Predictions, Odds, Preview

Apr. 29, 2021
Matt Blunt
NHL Expert

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Predictions

Score Prediction Penguins 3 Capitals 2

Huge showdown for first place in the East division here, and with the Capitals leading Pittsburgh by a point and having a game in hand over Pittsburgh, it might be now or never if the Penguins want that top seed. These two games against one another these next few days will go a long way in deciding the race, and the good news for Pittsburgh is that they are 4-2 SU against Washington already this year.

Furthermore, with Washington just finishing a stretch of three high leverage games with the Islanders – all Capitals wins – to jump up into 1 st place, I would guess they are the team with the lower gas tank here as the Penguins feasted on cupcakes before splitting the two-game set with Boston. Enough to put the Penguins over the top for me in a pick'em game like this one.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Best Bets

  • Penguins ML

The Pittsburgh Penguins enter the Capital One Arena on Thursday where they've seen underdogs win four of their last five games. (AP)

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Betting Analysis

Pittsburgh currently sits in second place of the East Division standings with a 32-15-3 record. Washington currently sits in the first place position of the East Division table with a 32-13-4 record. Washington sits one point above Pittsburgh in the standings.

  • Venue: Capital One Arena
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • TV-Time: ESPN+ - 7:00 p.m. ET

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Form

Pittsburgh is coming off of a 3-1 loss to the Boston Bruins, snapping a four-game winning streak. Washington is coming off a 0-1 win over the New York Islanders, the third straight win for the Capitals.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Head To Head

Washington won the last meeting 5-2, and has won two of the last three games when facing Pittsburgh. The underdog has covered the puck line in three straight meetings.

Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Game Odds

  • Penguins -105
  • Capitals -110
  • Penguins (+1.5) -275
  • Capitals (-1.5) +220
  • Over 5.5 -115
  • Under 5.5 -105

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change

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