Penguins vs Capitals Betting Line

Published on February 3rd, 2013 12:07 am EST

The Pittsburgh Penguins will travel to Washington to do battle against the Capitals on Sunday afternoon. The game will be broadcast nationally on NBC.

The Pittsburgh Penguins looked a bit lethargic to start the season, but they have turned things on in their past couple of games. The Penguins are currently 5-3-0 on the season, with wins in their last two games. Pittsburgh is 4-1-0 on the road so far this season, having recently beaten the Senators and Rangers on the road. The Penguins' most recent result was a 5-1 home victory against the New Jersey Devils.

The Washington Capitals, on the other hand, have stumbled badly out of the gate, starting the season 2-5-1. The Capitals have been stung badly by their inability to win on the road, as they are currently 0-3-1 away from home.

What ails the Capitals? How about we start with Alexander Ovechkin, who has just three points in his first eight games of the season? Two goals and a -3 for the Capitals' biggest star just isn't going to cut it, and the Capitals will need a much-improved Ovechkin if they hope to make the playoffs this season. In addition, Braden Holtby, who was so good in last year's playoffs, has gotten off to a very shaky start this season, allowing 12 goals in just three games.

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The Penguins and Capitals are going in different directions right now. The two teams have quite the rivalry going - will the Capitals finally turn things around playing in front of a national audience against a hated rival? We'll see.

Here are the current odds for the Penguins vs the Capitals:

Canadian Line

Pittsburgh Penguins, -1 1/2, +225
Washington Capitals, +1 1/2, -275

Moneyline

Pittsburgh Penguins, -130
Washington Capitals, EVEN

Over/Under 5 1/2 Goals

Over 5 1/2 Goals, +105
Under 5 1/2 Goals, -135

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