Penguins vs. Capitals Game 2 Pick
After a hard-fought win in Game 1, can the Washington Capitals escape with a 2-0 series lead on the Pittsburgh Penguins when they meet tonight at 8PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Capitals are favored at home tonight, as they are getting odds of -115 to win, while the Penguins are getting a money line of +105 to win. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 5 goals.
Washington is 61-20-8 overall, 32-9-4 at home and 37-35 with the under. Pittsburgh is 52-27-9 overall, 24-15-5 on the road and 40-33 with the over. The Capitals were able to take a 1-0 lead in the series with a 4-3 OT win on Thursday night. These two have now split 6 games during the season series.
The Caps had a 1-0 and 3-2 lead against Pittsburgh, before winning in overtime on Thursday. T.J. Oshie had a dominant performance with three goals to lead the Caps. Washington didn't play that well on the defensive end but dominated overtime and still managed the win. Once again, the difference is in goal with Braden Holtby over rookie Matt Murray, who was shaky on several goals.
NHL STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS FREE PICK: WASHINGTON CAPITALS -115