Sidney Crosby Out as Pens Host the Caps

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The Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins open the 2016-17 NHL season on Thursday when they battle at Consol Energy Center. Sidney Crosby will be out for the Pens as he is battling a concussion. With arguably the NHL’s best player out tonight the defense of the Pens NHL Championship may start out a little difficult.

Oddsmakers currently have the Capitals listed as 115-moneyline favorites versus the Penguins, while the game’s total is sitting at 5. The absense of Sidney Crosby has swung this line 25-cents towards the Caps.

In their last action, Pittsburgh was a 3-1 winner on the road against the San Jose Sharks. The win sealed their 2015-16 Stanley Cup Championship.

Washington was a 4-3 loser in its last match in the Stanley Cup Finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  With Sidney Crosby out they are hoping to start the 2016-17 NHL season off to a good start on the road.

Stats and Matchups

Team record: 0-0-0 SU
Washington is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Washington is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Team record: 0-0-0 SU
Pittsburgh is 5-10 ATS in its last 15 games
Pittsburgh is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh’s last 7 games

Next up:
Washington at Pittsburgh Thursday, October 13


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