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Capitals Solid Home Choice against Bruins

The Washington Capitals continue their quest to make the playoffs. Despite being -30 in goal differential, they hold the final spot thanks to a 13-6-1 run in their last 19 games. And they need to keep it up when facing Boston, a team that has won four of its last five trips to Washington. But our NHL pick against the spread (ATS) is on the home team given recent forms.

 

Capitals Solid Home Choice against Bruins
Capitals Solid Home Choice against Bruins

Bruins vs Capitals Game Information

  • Game: Bruins (42-17-5) at Capitals (36-27-9)
  • Date/Time: March 30, 7 p.m. ET
  • Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.
  • Bruins vs Capitals Live Stream: NHL.com

 

Washington is the +145 underdog on the moneyline per the NHL betting lines. We’re looking at their +1½ puck line at -170, which seems like the best bet online here. The Capitals have won and covered in their last six games against teams outside Toronto. The Bruins have struggled lately and it’s tied to why we also like the total to go over 5½ goals.

Bruins vs Capitals Odds and Spreads

 

 

  • The Capitals are 5-2 in their last seven games as an underdog
  • The Bruins are 1-3 ATS in their last four road games
  • Washington is 4-2 in its last six games after allowing 3+ goals in its last game
  • Boston is 4-7 in its last 11 games following a loss
  • The total has gone over in 12 of Boston’s last 18 Saturday games
  • The ‘over’ is 5-0 in the Bruins’ last five games when the total is set at 5½
  • The total has gone over in nine of the Capitals’ last 12 conference games
  • Capitals G Chalie Lindgren has a 91.3% save percentage in 20 home games this season

Bruins vs Capitals ATS Pick: Capitals +1½ (-170)

We like Washington as one of the best hockey bets for March. 30. Despite their recent head-to-head results, the Capitals are playing better than the Bruins. Washington has an edge in goal where Charlie Lindgren shut out Boston in their last matchup. He’s been an All-Star-caliber netminder for the Caps.

More notably, Alex Ovechkin is starting to get going. He’s scored eight goals in his last seven games with a +4 plus/minus. Washington is 13-9 (13-5-4) when he scores a goal this season and is 4-1 when he scores multiple goals. The team is ranked 27th in goal-scoring (2.8 per game) so it needs all the offense it can get.

Boston, on the other hand, has allowed 3+ goals in six of its last eight games. The Bruins are only 12-28 (12-17-11) when it allows that many goals. This team is built on its defense. And it is sagging lately, hence why we our NHL pick is Washington plus the goals.

 

 

 

Bruins vs Capitals O/U Pick: Over 5½ (-110)

There will be more than five goals scored in this matchup given recent results. The Capitals have scored three or more goals in six of their last seven games. Ovechkin is starting to get his groove back and Boston is not as defensively impregnable as before. Our NHL prediction is for the total to go over 5½ goals.

 

 

Bruins vs Capitals Player Prop Pick: Alex Ovechkin – Over ½ Points (-218)

Ovechkin had a goal and an assist in Washington’s 3-0 upset over Boston in February. We’re betting he does something similar here. The future Hall of Famer has 59 points in 65 career meetings with Boston. Bet on the “Great 8.”

 

 

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Bruins vs Capitals Game Prediction

Bruins 4, Capitals 3 (OT)

 

 

Questions of the Day

Will Alex Ovechkin score a goal against Boston?


Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin has 29 goals in 65 career games versus Boston so he’s a good bet to score.

Can Washington cover the spread versus Boston?


The Capitals are lined at -170 to cover their puck line of +1½ versus Boston.

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