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Game Info: Pittsburgh Penguins (6-4-3) @ Washington Capitals (6-4-3)

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018

Time: 7:30 p.m. EST

Location: Capital One Center - Washington, D.C. 

Odds: According to FanDuel Sportsbook

Moneyline: PIT: +105 | WSH: -125

Spread: PIT: +1.5 (-250) | WSH: -1.5 (+210)

Total: 6.5 | Over (-110) | Under: (-110)


Interesting Bets

  • When these two teams met for the first time this season, the Penguins won 7-6 in overtime. For the Caps, it was their second game of the season and they played on a back-end of a back-to-back. For the Penguins, it was their first game of the season. 
  • During the Penguins' four-game losing streak, they have been outscored 18-6.
  • The winner of the Caps-Pens second-round series in the past three playoffs has gone on to win the Stanley Cup. 

Best Prop Bets

  • 60 Minute Winning Margin: Tie (+310) - These two teams play each other as tough as anyone else in the NHL. It's also worth noting how much juice is on all these different props with the lean to more goals being scored than not. We would have a nice angle to the over if we get a 3-3 game in overtime. Hey, for these odds, it's certainly worth the shot. 
  • First Team to Score: Washington Capitals (-120) - Simply put, these Penguins are struggling mightily at the moment. Since they're being outscored so heavily over these last four games, you just have to go with sheer data here and hope for the best. Also, with Matt Murray not between the pipes for the Pens, the Caps might be able to put a quick one in on backup goalie Casey DeSmith. 

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