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Capitals vs. Penguins Betting Odds, Free Picks, and Predictions - 7:07 PM ET (Thu, Mar 7, 2024)


The Washington Capitals battle the Pittsburgh Penguins in NHL Hockey action on Thursday, March 7, 2024. Puck drop is set for 7:07 PM ET.

Need help deciding what to bet on? You've found the right article! We at CapperTek have all the latest sports betting tools and information to help put you on the right side of the betting action for this match-up.


Capitals vs. Penguins Game Details and Betting Odds

Away Team: Washington Capitals (Underdog)
Home Team: Pittsburgh Penguins (Favorite)
Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024
Time: 7:07 PM ET
League: National Hockey League (NHL)

Washington Capitals Moneyline: +146
Pittsburgh Penguins Moneyline: -167

Washington Capitals Puck Line: +1.5 (-174)
Pittsburgh Penguins Puck Line: -1.5 (+152)

Game Total Goals: 6.5 (Over +102 / Under -118)

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A Deeper Look Inside the Betting Numbers

We here at CapperTek provide in-depth betting trends for both the Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins, but let's take a deeper look inside some of the betting numbers for this match-up right now.

Let's start off by breaking down the away team and +146 betting underdogs, the Washington Capitals.

In their last 10 games, the Capitals have a Straight Up record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 1 loss in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Capitals have an Against-the-Spread record of 6 wins, 4 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 1 loss in a row. The Game Total Goals results for Capitals games have a record of 8 overs, 2 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 4 overs in a row.

Now let's break down the home team and -167 betting favorites, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

In their last 10 games, the Penguins have a Straight Up record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Straight Up streak of 1 win in a row. Also in their last 10 games, the Penguins have an Against-the-Spread record of 5 wins, 5 losses and an active Against-the-Spread streak of 1 win in a row. The Game Total Goals results for Penguins games have a record of 6 overs, 4 unders in their last 10 games with an active streak of 3 overs in a row.

If you you would like more detailed betting information for this match-up such as the trends or steaks broken down into Home vs. Away splits, or Favorite vs. Underdog splits, make sure to check out the Capitals vs. Penguins Trend Finder directly.


Who's Going to Win This Game? Our Prediction

We pride ourselves here at CapperTek on providing our users with the most advanced machine learning artificial intelligence to simulate game outcomes using algorithms we have custom designed over 10+ years of research and development.

Based on our simulation of the Capitals vs. Penguins NHL game, we have the Pittsburgh Penguins beating the Washington Capitals with a simulated final score of: Washington Capitals [3] - Pittsburgh Penguins [4]

Sometimes our game simulations change, like if there's a major line movement, drastic shift in the odds, or if there's a key injury, etc. To make sure you have the latest and most accurate simulation, you can run the Capitals vs. Penguins Simulation directly. Also after the Capitals vs. Penguins game is finished, you can re-run the simulation and check out how the simulated final result did compared to the actual final result.


What Should I Bet On? Our Free Picks

Now let's get down to the real reason you're here, who or what should you bet on in the Capitals vs. Penguins NHL match-up? Based on the simulated prediction and results for this match-up above, we here at CapperTek suggest you place the following bets:

Free Moneyline Pick: Penguins -167

Free Puck Line Pick: Capitals +1.5 (-174)

Free Total Pick: Over 6.5 (+102)


We hope our free picks and predictions help you out if you're wagering on the Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins NHL Hockey match-up. Our betting tips are based on detailed analytics and wagering intelligence to provide you the best possible plays. Our goal is to provide valuable sports betting information to gamblers and help put them on the right side of the action.

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Ovechkin moves into 15th on NHL's career scoring list as Capitals drill reeling Penguins 6-0

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Ovechkin moves into 15th on NHL's career scoring list as Capitals drill reeling Penguins 6-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Alex Ovechkin scored his 840th career goal and added an assist as the Washington Capitals drilled the reeling Pittsburgh Penguins 6-0 on Thursday night.

Ovechkin's two points pushed him past Hall of Fame defenseman Paul Coffey and into 15th on the NHL's career scoring list. The Russian superstar has 1,532 career points, one shy of Hall of Fame forward Mark Recchi in 14th.

The 38-year-old's 10th goal in his last 15 games - a rebound early in the second period that put Washington firmly in control - moved him to within 54 goals of Wayne Gretzky's NHL record career total of 894.

Tom Wilson scored a short-handed goal less than two minutes into the game and added an assist for Washington. Nick Jensen, Sonny Milano and rookies Hendrix Lapierre and Ivan Miroshnichenko also scored for the Capitals, who won for the sixth time in nine games as they try to stay in the Eastern Conference playoff race.

Charlie Lindgren, who got the start with Darcy Keumper out with an illness, made 39 saves for his sixth career shutout.

Tristan Jarry was pulled in the second period after allowing four goals on 22 shots as the Penguins lost for the fourth time in five games to further dim their fading postseason hopes. Sidney Crosby was held without a point for a third straight game, the first time that's happened this season.

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Pittsburgh figures to be a seller before Friday's trade deadline, with star forward Jake Guentzel potentially heading to Metropolitan Division rival Carolina. Guentzel might not be the only player on the move as the NHL's oldest team tries to get younger and point toward 2024-25 with this season appearing to be a lost cause with 21 games to go.

The Penguins are mired near the bottom of the standings thanks in large part to a power play that ranks 28th in the league and has shown a propensity to surrender short-handed goals.

Pittsburgh began the night having allowed nine goals while playing with the man advantage this season, the third-highest total in the NHL. Wilson made that 10 just 1:51 into the game when he finished off a two-on-one by batting a rebound out of midair past Jarry.

Ovechkin scored his 36th career regular-season goal against Pittsburgh when he jammed the puck by Jarry 30 seconds into the second. Jensen followed less than three minutes later with his first goal since last April to make it 3-0. When the 22-year-old Lapierre's spin-around shot from the slot beat Jarry to extend the advantage to 4-0, Jarry headed to the bench.

The 20-year-old Miroshnichenko scored his first career goal later in the period with a nifty move by a sprawled Alex Nedeljkovic as Washington showcased some of the fresh young legs it hopes can help the club make a push over the final month of the season.

UP NEXT

Capitals: Welcome Chicago to Capital One Arena on Saturday night.

Penguins: Travel to Boston on Saturday.

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