Thursday, October 13, 2016

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The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins open the 2016-17
NHL season on Thursday when they battle at Consol Energy Center. Sidney
Crosby will be out for the Pens as he is battling a concussion. With
arguably the NHL’s best player out tonight the defense of the Pens NHL
Championship may start out a little difficult.


Oddsmakers
currently have the Capitals listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus
the Penguins, while the game’s total is sitting at 5. The absense of
Sidney Crosby has swung this line 25-cents towards the Caps.


In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-1 winner on the road against
the San Jose Sharks. The win sealed their 2015-16 Stanley Cup
Championship.


Washington was a 4-3 loser in its last match in the Stanley Cup
Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  With Sidney Crosby out they are
hoping to start the 2016-17 NHL season off to a good start on the road.


Stats and Matchups

Washington:

Team record: 0-0-0 SU

Washington is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games

Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road


Pittsburgh:

Team record: 0-0-0 SU

Pittsburgh is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games

Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games

The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games


Next up:

Washington at Pittsburgh Thursday, October 13





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Sidney Crosby Out as Pens Host the Caps - Handicappers Hideaway