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2011 NHL Picks and Predictions Penguins Capitals

PITTSBURGH, PA (TheSpread) – The Pittsburgh Penguins host the Washington Capitals in the 2011 Winter Classic from Heinz Field on Saturday. Here is a breakdown of my pick for this game.

Pittsburgh is 25-11-3 this season and 13-6-1 at home. The Penguins have scored 126 goals and allowed 91. Pittsburgh has won 6 of its last 10 games.

Washington is 22-12-5 on the season and 8-8-1 on the road. The Capitals have scored 117 goals and allowed 105. They are have won 4 of their last 10 games.

Oddsmakers from online sportsbook have given Pittsburgh betting odds of -140 for the game while the Capitalis have a betting line of +129. The over/under for goals scored has been set at 6. Here is a look at the trends and my pick for tonight’s game.

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, 8PM ET (View Matchup)

Pittsburgh is 10-1 in its last 11 home games and 9-0 in their last 9 games against the Southeast Division. The Capitals are 0-5 in their last 5 games on Saturdays. The over has hit in the last 4 games between these two in Pittsburgh. My pick is with the Penguins as the Capitals struggle on the road and this game means a little more for Pittsburgh and there is more pressure on it to win.


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