Free NHL Hockey Prediction: Penguins vs Capitals Odds
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Date: Saturday, May 7th, 2016
Time: 7:15 PM ET
Venue: Verizon Center, Washington, District Of Columbia
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Capitals -145
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5
Prob. Goalies: Murray (PIT) | Holtby (WAS)
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Desperation mode sets in for the presidents trophy winners as the series shifts back to the nation’s capital tonight for game 5.
Pittsburgh has foiled the Caps at every turn and Ovi and company will need to find a way to win tonight to salvage their season.
A strong team just gets stronger tonight as Letang should be back in the lineup after serving his suspension.
Do not expect Pittsburgh to be at all intimidated by the away crowd tonight and expect them to stick to the script that has worked so far and to near perfection.
Crosby and his first line have absolutely eaten minutes while tiring out top defensively pairings leaving the obscenity potent second and even third lines to essentially play against a tired or I’ll matched set of defenders.
It also doesn’t hurt to have the hottest goalie in the playoffs in your create with Murphy again delivering an amazing show of poise in game 4.
Heres a spot the Caps haven’t found themselves in a long time, as essentially the underdogs to take the series. Trotz has tried everything to light a fire under his team and to this point always come up just short.
The secondary scoring to this point had utterly failed the Stanley cup favourites in these Playoffs.
Nothing can be said of the dominant first line, love him or hate him, Ovechkin has simply gone out night after night and given this squad 110% but one man does not make a team.
Holtby needs to have the game of the year, he’s been good, but has let in susceptible goals that could have this series flipped right around.
The PK and defence have been strong points for the caps to this point and need to continue.
Washington needs to get help from their second and third lines if they expect to put up any fight to a team that at this point must feel indestructible.
NHL Hockey Handicapping Trends
- PIT are 11-2 in their last 13 road games.
- PIT are 20-6 in their last 26 vs. Metropolitan.
- PIT are 11-4 in their last 15 Sat. games.
- WAS are 37-15 in their last 52 home games.
- Over is 3-1-4 in the last 8 meetings.
- PIT are 7-3 in the last 10 meetings in Washington.
Free Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals NHL Hockey Prediction
I don’t care how optimistic you can be, stats and history dictate that this series Is over, and I called it to Pittsburgh after game 3.
A win for Washington tonight would have to come at the expense of Murphy and the Pitt D breaking down or Ovechkin line playing 40+ minutes and neither is a realistic expectation.
Washington needs to explode right from the first whistle, and while that is their only play.
I believe it will also be their downfall as it will lead to mistakes and possibly bad penalties.
Holtby vs Murphy confidence wise right now is a David vs Goliath matchup, and anyone who has played sports before truly understands how second guessing yourself never leads to good results.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Washington ML
If Washington was going to make a stand, or a series, it would have had to happen in game 4.
Instead what we witnessed was the unofficial end to the season, which by all means was a success. Can the Caps win here tonight?
Naturally most people are putting the money here tonight with the ‘must win game’ logic, which by the way is a fools way of betting.
It’s the playoffs and EVERY game is a must win, which is fine by me cause we get the team who’s played much better at a big dog ticket price.
This game goes scoreless until the second where panic starts to settle in for the Caps, which again leads to golden opportunities for the Pens via turnovers, penalties etc.
We have all seen that Pitt makes you pay and pay dearly for mistakes. Since the playoffs began the Capitals have played like a shadow of the regular season selves where their opponents have risen to the occasion.
Lights out in Washington tonight as Pitt moves on to the conference final.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Pittsburgh 4-1 over the Caps
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