Pittsburgh Penguins (4-6-2) vs. Washington Capitals (6-6-2)
November 9, 2022 7:30 pm EDT
The Line: Washington Capitals +100 / Pittsburgh Penguins -121; Over/Under: +6.5
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The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals meet in NHL action from the Capital One arena on Wednesday night.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will be out to snap a seven-game losing skid after a 3-2 loss to Seattle in their last game. Sidney Crosby has a team-high 14 points with 6 goals and 8 assists while Evgeni Malkin has 12 points split between 5 goals and 7 assists. Jake Guentzel has also chipped in 10 points with 6 goals and 4 assists this season. Tristan Jarry has gone 4-3-1 with a 3.38 GAA and a .903 save percentage while Casey DeSmith is 0-3-1 with a 3.25 GAA and a .904 save percentage in goal for Pittsburgh this season.
The Washington Capitals will try to build off of their 5-3 win over Edmonton in their last game. Alex Ovechkin has a team-high 13 points with a team-high 8 goals and 5 assists. Dylan Strome also has 12 points with 8 assists while Evgeny Kuznetsov also has a team-high 9 assists as part of his 11 pointsup to this point in the year. Darcy Kuemper has gone 4-5-1 with a 2.42 GAA and an .919 save percentage while Charlie Lindgren is 2-1-1 with a 3.28 GAA and a .907 save percentage this season.
Pittsburgh is 0-7 in their last 7 games overall and 1-4 in their last 5 Wednesday games while the over is 5-0 in their last 5 Wednesday games. Washington is 1-6 in their last 7 Wednesday games and 1-4 in their last 5 games overall while the under is 6-1 in their last 7 games overall.
I get why the Penguins would be favored here as the Caps haven’t been world beaters and Pittsburgh’s “due” to snap their losing streak. I don’t deal with dues though, as this Penguins team isn’t owed anything and they just have not been playing good hockey over the last couple of weeks. Neither have the Caps, but they’re at home, getting plus money and are just in better form right now. Give me the Caps.