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(33) Washington vs. Pittsburgh (34) 12:00 PM | Sun, Jan 17 2021
Sport: NHL | Star Rating: 10.0 Evaluation: Win (1000)
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.


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