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The Pens are off to a 0-1 start, while the Caps will be playing in their first game of the season. FanDuel has the Pens as the favorite, but not by much.
|Pittsburgh Penguins||-1.5 (+188)||-122||Over 6.5 (-108)|
|Washington Capitals||+1.5 (-225)||+102||Under 6.5 (-112)|
The Pens are well aware that Sidney Crosby’s career is reaching an end, leading them to add a lot of talent for 2023. Chief among them was defenceman Erik Karlsson, who is still one of the top blueliners in the league at 33 years old. He finished last season with a whopping 101 points, meaning he will be a massive boost to the Pens' offense against their rival tonight.
Pittsburgh did disappoint by dropping their home opener to Chicago on Tuesday, thanks to a massive effort from Hawks goalie Petr Mrazek. Aside from the final score, the Pens did well in the loss. They led in shots and hits and won 67.8% of faceoffs against Chicago. Turnovers ultimately cost them, with the Pens committing eight while the Blackhawks had just two. It signals that this team is good, and we think they have a great chance to break out tonight.
The Caps are a bit of a mystery heading into this season. They chose to trade away some key players last season, sacrificing a possible wildcard appearance for a better chance to win this season. They added forward Max Pacioretty and defencemen Joel Edmundson and hired Spencer Carbery to be their new coach. The locker room needed new voices after last year's tumultuous season, making these welcome additions.
The biggest question for Washington revolves around their veterans. Chief among them is Alex Ovechkin, who just turned 38. His numbers popped a bit last season, and he has posted 75 or fewer points in three of his previous four seasons. The future Hall of Famer is still on the top line and serves as the backbone of this team. While we like what Washington has done with their roster, it may not matter if Ovechkin has another down year.
Last season, the Pens won two of their three matchups with the Caps, including once in Washington.
Michael is an avid sports fan and a veteran bettor from Milwaukee. He learned the trade from his grandfather in Las Vegas as a kid and has turned that into a successful career. He cheers for all Wisconsin pro teams along with his Alma Mater Arizona State. He specializes in baseball betting, but has experience in football, basketball, and hockey as well. When he isn’t pouring over stats, he’s spending time with his two young children.More info on Michael Savio
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