Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals NHL Betting Tips and Predictions
Penguins vs. Capitals Betting Picks & Predictions
The Pittsburgh Penguins (41-21-10) host the Washington Capitals (38-22-10) on Saturday, April 9, with the Penguins coming off a defeat and the Capitals a victory. The oddsmakers have made the Penguins solid favorites at -148 on the moneyline, and the Capitals are at +120. Find more below on the Penguins vs. Capitals betting line, injury report, head-to-head stats, best bets and more.
Penguins vs. Capitals Betting Line
Penguins vs Capitals Betting Information
Penguins vs. Capitals Game Info
- Game Day: Saturday, April 9, 2022
- Game Time: 3:00 PM ET
- Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Arena: PPG Paints Arena
Computer Predictions for Penguins vs. Capitals
Computer picks for Penguins vs Capitals
Penguins 4 Capitals 2
Penguins vs. Capitals Betting Trends
Through 51 games as the moneyline favorite this season, Pittsburgh has won 31 of those games.
The Penguins have a record of 24-11 this season in games with their moneyline odds shorter than -148.
According to the moneyline odds, Pittsburgh has a 59.7% chance of winning this contest.
Pittsburgh Penguins Leaders
Sidney Crosby is currently one of Pittsburgh’s leading contributors (72 total points), having amassed 26 goals and 46 assists.
Jake Guentzel has 33 goals and 37 assists to total 70 points (1.1 per game).
Kris Letang’s 60 points this season have come via seven goals and 53 assists.
In 56 games, Tristan Jarry has a record of 33-17-6. He has conceded 131 goals (2.38 goals against average) and has recorded 1498 saves.
Pittsburgh Penguins Season Stats
The Penguins create the ninth-most goals in the NHL, averaging 3.2 per game for a total of 234 this season.
On defense, the Penguins have been one of the best squads in league competition, conceding 191 goals to rank fifth.
The squad has the league’s seventh-best goal differential at +43 this season.
The 48 power-play goals the Penguins have put up this season have come on 223 power-play chances, ranking them ninth-best in the NHL.
The Penguins’ 21.5% power-play conversion rate this season ranks 15th in the league.
The Penguins have scored a total of three shorthanded goals this season.
The Penguins kill 86.0% of opponent power plays, currently the second-best penalty-kill percentage in the NHL.
The Penguins win 51% of their faceoffs (13th in the NHL).
The Penguins have a 9.4% shooting percentage as a squad, ranking 19th in the NHL.
The Penguins’ players are still looking for their first shutout win this season. As a team, they are averaging 25.0 hits and 13.1 blocked shots per game.
Capitals vs. Penguins Betting Trends
The Capitals have been the underdog 22 times this season, and upset their opponent in 11, or 50.0%, of those games.
Washington has gone 5-3 when bookmakers have made them underdogs of +120 or longer on the moneyline.
The Capitals have a 45.5% chance to win this game (implied from the moneyline).
Washington Capitals Leaders
Alex Ovechkin is an important part of the offense for Washington, with 82 points this season. He has recorded 43 goals and 39 assists in 68 games.
Evgeny Kuznetsov is pivotal for Washington’s offense with 68 total points (1.0 per game), including 22 goals and 46 assists through 67 games.
Washington’s John Carlson has 59 points, courtesy of 13 goals (fifth on team) and 46 assists (first).
Vitek Vanecek has a 17-11-5 record this season, with a .911 save percentage (21st in the league). In 36 games, he has 881 saves, and has allowed 86 goals (2.6 goals against average).
Washington Capitals Season Stats
The Capitals’ 225 total goals (3.2 per game) rank 13th in the NHL.
The Capitals’ 203 total goals conceded (2.9 per game) rank 12th in the league.
They have a +22 goal differential, which ranks 13th in the league.
The Capitals have recorded 41 power-play goals this season (19th in the NHL) on 211 power-play chances.
The Capitals have the NHL’s 22nd-ranked power-play conversion rate of 19.4%.
The Capitals have recorded seven shorthanded goals.
The 80.8% of opponent power plays the Capitals kill is the 11th-ranked penalty-kill percentage in the league.
The Capitals have the 28th-ranked faceoff win percentage in the NHL (47.3%).
The 10.3% shooting percentage the Capitals have compiled ranks 10th in the league.
The Capitals have yet to shut out an opponent this season.
Penguins and Capitals Injury Report
Penguins: John Marino: Day To Day (Illness), Brock McGinn: Out (Upper Body), Nathan Beaulieu: Out (Undisclosed), Jason Zucker: Day To Day (Knee), Sidney Crosby: Day To Day (Illness), Radim Zohorna: Day To Day (Illness)
Capitals: Carl Hagelin: Out (Eye), Garnet Hathaway: Day To Day (Illness)
Betting Tips for Penguins vs. Capitals
Our best bet is Penguins on the moneyline at -148 and after taking a look at all of the key trends and stats for this matchup. Our computer projects the scoring will be under the total of goals.
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