Stadium: PPG PAINTS Arena (Pittsburgh)
Prediction for the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins vs Washington Capitals match, which will take place on March 26. Check the team conditions and choose several betting options.Get Your Sign-Up Bonus!
This regular season has been challenging for Pittsburgh. The older leaders can no longer play consistently well throughout the season. At the end of the regular season, the experienced team should be able to play their best hockey, but that's not what we see. In the last six games, the team has only one win over Colorado, 5:2, and they've lost five more times during regular time. So far, the Black and Yellow remain in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings, but they need to improve.
A similar situation is observed in Washington, where the regular season suffers from staffing problems. The club's leaders are either poorly played or remain in the infirmary constantly. The Capitals have no new stars to carry the team behind them, leading to global problems. In their previous nine meetings, they have suffered six losses, beating only the Islanders 5:1, the Rangers 5:4, and, the day before, Chicago 6:1. Washington is in tenth place in the Eastern Conference standings, four points behind the top eight from the Cup standings.
Expert Betting Tips
Pittsburgh and Washington are two twin brothers who have made the playoffs but are in danger of missing the cup battles together. Their problems are similar: multiple injuries and a solid age of key players. Nevertheless, the Penguins are in a slightly better position, sitting in eighth place in the Eastern Conference standings, although they are in bad shape. The Capitals are in no better condition, but now they will also play on the road, which makes it extremely difficult to score points. As a result, we need to bet on the victory of Pittsburgh.
Washington and Pittsburgh are usually considered bright and attacking teams; they have world-class masters in the offensive group, but you should not expect them to play cheerfully in the upcoming battle. Both teams are fighting for a playoff spot, as they are direct contenders for a place in the Cup standings, so they'll play exceptionally carefully. Moreover, in four of the last five head-to-head encounters, they reached bookmakers' total under, so even now, we would expect them to bet on a total under, and separately, we should bet on Chris Letang's 0.5-point total.