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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals Preview 02/03/2013

The Pittsburgh Penguins and the Washington Capitals will both be gunning for a victory on Sunday when they meet at Verizon Center.
Oddsmakers currently have the Penguins listed as 121-moneyline favorites versus the Capitals, while the game's total is sitting at 5½.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, a 5-1 result against the Devils on February 2. Bettors who backed the Penguins at -145 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 3-2 winner as they battled the Flyers at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at +106 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Washington:
Team record: 2-5-1 SU, ATS

The total has gone UNDER in 5 of last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games when playing Pittsburgh
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Philadelphia are 6-4
After a win are 2-8

Pittsburgh:
Team record: 5-3-0 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 2 straight games.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of last 8 games when playing Washington
is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone OVER in 14 of last 19 games on the road

When playing on Sunday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing New Jersey are 5-5
After a win are 5-5


NEXT UP:
Pittsburgh at NY Islanders, Tuesday, February 5
Washington home to Toronto, Tuesday, February 5