Capitals vs. Penguins Free Pick
The Pittsburgh Penguins hope to show they can compete with the best today when they host the Washington Capitals at 6PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Pittsburgh is a slight favorite at home, as the Penguins are getting odds of -125 to win today while the Capitals are getting a money line of +115 to prevail. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 5.5 goals.
Pittsburgh is 39-24-8 overall, 22-10-4 at home and 29-29 with the over/under total. Washington is 51-14-5 overall, 23-8-3 on the road and 28-27 with the under. Washington has won two of the three meetings this season and five of its last seven against the Pens. These two have pushed or hit the under in eight of their last nine meetings.
The Pens need this game desperately. They've won five straight games and are looking at a top three seed in the Metropolitan Division. They would like to avoid playing Washington in the first round. Washington doesn't have a lot of motivation. They have 107 points and the next-highest team in the Metropolitan Division (NY Rangers) has 88.
SUNDAY’S NHL FREE PICK: PITTSBURGH PENGUINS -125