|PIT (-109) @ Draftkings|
The set-up: The Capitals blew out the Sabres in their first game of the year, and then managed to hold on for the 2-1 win in the second. Now 2-0 and on the road again, I think the Capitals have a predictable letdown here. The Pens on the other hand are 0-2 after losing two in a row to the Flyers, most recently a 5-2 setback. Motivationally speak, this one sets up very well for Pittsburgh early today.
The pick: Clearly if we went just on what these teams have done over the first two games, Washington is by far the better side. But let's not over-react after just two games. Washington is still probably the better overall team, but the Penguins are going to have a decent season and I expect them to dig deep here and find a way to get the job done for their first win of the year(great price too.)
This is a 10* DESTRUCTION on the Pittsburgh Penguins.