Washington Capitals at Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Hockey: Tuesday March 12, 2019, 7:00 PM (PPG Paints Arena)
Moneyline: Washington Capitals +110/Pittsburgh Penguins -130 Over/Under: 6.5
Free NHL Pick Washington Capitals vs Pittsburgh Penguins
The Washington Capitals host the Pittsburgh Penguins for today’s NHL action.
The Washington Capitals have bumped up their game of late and are starting to look like a team that is worthy of lifting the title. They have been on a roll of late winning all of their previous seven encounters. Their latest victory came against the Winnipeg Jets who they beat 3-1 at home. The Capitals top the Metropolitan division with 89pts and could might as well as be considered the best team in the division. They are closely followed by the Islanders who sit second with 87pts. A win here will help them distance themselves from the Islanders and maintain the top spot. The Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 games as an underdog and are 35-17 in their last 52 road games.
The Penguins have also found themselves in a good spot of late with five wins from their last seven encounters. Their latest victory came against the Boston Bruins who they beat 4-2 at home. The Penguins occupy fourth spot in the Metropolitan Division with 83pts. They are tied with the Hurricanes who are placed third in terms of total points. A win here would help them surpass the Hurricanes and gain on the Capitals and the Islanders who are placed first and second respectively. Penguins are 5-2 in their last 7 games as a favorite and 118-50 in their last 168 home games.
NHL Trends by Cover The Spread 365
Washington is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Washington is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games
Washington is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh’s last 5 games
Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Pittsburgh is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
NHL Pick Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals
Both the teams seem to have found their groove of late with a string of victories to show for it. The Capitals who beat the Jets earlier this week seem to be unstoppable at the moment with seven successive wins under their belt coming into this game. The Penguins similarity beat the Bruins team that was on a 19pts streak, just yesterday. It would be tough to choose between the two as the Capitals have been a strong road team with several wins on the road on the other hand the Penguins have an even better record playing at home. But matter of fact remains that the Penguins have been still losing games while the Capitals have not. Expect this to be a close one going right down to the wire with the Capitals making it our with a win.
Pick: Washington Capitals +110