Penguins vs. Capitals Prediction
In a game that should cash the under for bettors, the Capitals will host the Penguins tonight at 7:00PM ET.
According to oddsmakers from online sports book BetDSI, the Capitals are -130 money line favorites versus the Penguins, who own +110 odds to pull off the upset tonight on the road. As for the total, the number currently sits at 5.5 goals.
Matt Murray will make another start for Pittsburgh tonight after he was bailed out by his offense in a 5-3 win over Ottawa on Tuesday. He turned away 27 of 30 shots, including all six on the penalty kill. He's now 8-2-1 through 11 games with just 22 goals against.
Braden Holtby, meanwhile, will start for the Caps. He is getting another chance to win his 48th game of the season, which would tie Martin Brodeur's single season record. In 64 games this season, he owns a 2.20 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.
The under is 8-2-1 in the last 11 meetings between these two teams when the game is played in Washington and is 6-2-2 in the last 10 meetings between these two teams overall.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: PENGUINS/CAPITALS UNDER 5.5