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Penguins vs. Capitals Prediction and Odds - Jan 26, 2023

Penguins vs. Capitals Prediction and Odds - Jan 26, 2023

The Washington Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins lock horns in of the NHL at Capital One Arena on Thursday, starting at 7:00PM ET.

Dimers' free betting picks for Penguins vs. Capitals, plus game predictions, betting odds and touchdown scorer probabilities, are featured below.


Who will win Penguins vs. Capitals?

Based on advanced computer power and data, Dimers.com has simulated Thursday's Penguins-Capitals NHL game 10,000 times.

Dimers' independent predictive analytics model, DimersBOT, gives the Capitals a 54% chance of beating the Penguins.

More: Full Betting Analysis for Penguins vs. Capitals

Penguins vs. Capitals Odds

  • Puck Line: Capitals -1.5 (+198), Penguins +1.5 (-230)
  • Moneyline: Capitals -125, Penguins +112
  • Total: Over/Under 6.5 (+100/-106)

Puck Line, Moneyline and Over/Under

The Capitals are currently -1.5 favorites against the Penguins, with +198 at FanDuel Sportsbook the best odds currently available.

For the underdog Penguins (+1.5) to cover the puck line, DraftKings Sportsbook has the best odds currently on the market at -230.

DraftKings Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Capitals at -125, which means you can risk $125 to win $100, for a total payout of $225, if they get the W.

Elsewhere, FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best moneyline odds for the Penguins at +112, where you can bet $100 to profit $112, earning a total payout of $212, if they win.

The Over/Under for total goals scored sits at 6.5 with DraftKings Sportsbook, which currently has the best odds for the Over at +100, while FanDuel Sportsbook currently has the best odds for the Under at -106.

As always, check out all the legal sportbooks available in your state for the best NHL odds and lines.

According to DimersBOT, the Penguins (+1.5) are a 67% chance of covering the puck line, while the 6.5-goal Over/Under is a 54% chance of going Under.

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Best Bets for Penguins vs. Capitals


Dimers' best bets are based on world-class modeling and betting intelligence to help you make smarter decisions with your state's legal sportsbooks.

Even though the Penguins are more likely to cover the puck line, our best bet of Capitals -1.5 is based on the expectation of that happening, according to DimersBOT, and the top odds available.

And while the Capitals are more likely to win the game, according to DimersBOT, taking the Penguins moneyline is the best option due to the edge found when comparing our data-led probabilities to the sportsbooks' odds currently available.

Taking advantage of the edges published here at Dimers.com is crucial to being profitable in the long run.

Penguins vs. Capitals Betting Guide

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Dimers has full coverage of Thursday's Penguins-Capitals matchup, including pregame predictions, computer picks, and live win probabilities.

Penguins vs. Capitals Player Props

Who will score an anytime goal in Penguins vs. Capitals? The data is in.

Listed below are the most likely first goal and most likely anytime goal scorers for both the Penguins and Capitals.

And you know what, we provide this information to you for FREE to help you choose the best prop picks for Thursday's game.

According to DimersBOT, Washington's Alex Ovechkin is most likely to score the first goal in Penguins vs. Capitals.

DimersBOT gives Ovechkin a 10.4% chance of scoring the first goal at Capital One Arena, while the Capitals star is a 47.6% chance of registering an anytime goal.

Scroll down for the complete list of first and anytime goal scorer probabilities.


First Goal Scorer Probabilities

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Jake Guentzel: 6.3% probability
  • Sidney Crosby: 5.5% probability
  • Evgeni Malkin: 5.4% probability
  • Bryan Rust: 4.9% probability
  • Rickard Rakell: 4.5% probability

Washington Capitals

  • Alex Ovechkin: 10.4% probability
  • T.J. Oshie: 4.9% probability
  • Dylan Strome: 4.6% probability
  • Anthony Mantha: 4.3% probability
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov: 3.1% probability

Anytime Goal Scorer Probabilities

Pittsburgh Penguins

  • Sidney Crosby: 31.9% probability
  • Jake Guentzel: 31.2% probability
  • Evgeni Malkin: 28.6% probability
  • Rickard Rakell: 26.4% probability
  • Bryan Rust: 26.0% probability

Washington Capitals

  • Alex Ovechkin: 47.6% probability
  • T.J. Oshie: 24.9% probability
  • Anthony Mantha: 24.4% probability
  • Dylan Strome: 24.3% probability
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov: 18.9% probability

Don't forget, DimersBOT updates frequently, so check this page for any changes to our betting analysis ahead of Penguins vs. Capitals on Thursday January 26, 2023.


Penguins vs. Capitals 2023 Game Info

Thursday's action between the Capitals and Penguins at Capital One Arena is scheduled to begin at 7:00PM ET.

  • Who: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Washington Capitals
  • Date: Thursday January 26, 2023
  • Time: 7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT
  • Venue: Capital One Arena

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Kevin Hansen
Senior Sports Analyst

Kevin Hansen has a track record of delivering high-quality content. He writes about all sports, but his favorites are the NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL. Kevin enjoys crunching the numbers and using data-driven insights to take on the sportsbooks. The majority of Kevin's time is spent writing about sports betting. His love for data and analytics drove him into the world of sports betting. Finding an edge in sports betting can take a long time, but Kevin believes it is well worth the effort. Kevin is just as passionate about sports as you are, and he empowers fellow bettors to become more educated through simple, actionable betting tips. It can be difficult to navigate the world of sports betting, which is where Kevin comes in to make it as simple as possible for you to pick a winner.

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