Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals NHL Betting Tips and Predictions

by | Apr 8, 2022

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
Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Penguins -148 Capitals +120

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
Score Prediction
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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