Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Bruins versus the Capitals? The puck drops at 7:00 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ESPN+. The game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The Bruins come into this Eastern conference matchup as the -1.5 goal favorite. The over/under line currently sits at 5.5 goals.

BOSTON BRUINS VS WASHINGTON CAPITALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Washington Capitals +1.5

This game will be played at Capital One Arena at 7:00 ET on Saturday, March 30th.

WHY BET THE WASHINGTON CAPITALS:

  • The Bruins enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.
  • Take the Bruins on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Capitals (+1.5)

Can the Bruins Grab a Win on the Road?

With a record of 42-17-15, the Bruins are in 3rd place in the Eastern Conference and 1st in the Atlantic Division. On the road, Boston is 19-8-9 this season.

Over their last ten games, the Bruins are 6-4 and have lost two straight games as the favorite. In games against other Eastern Conference opponents, Boston is 26-17 this season.

On the season, the Bruins have an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game, and they have 28 wins by multiple goals. Their puck line record for the year is 36-38, including a mark of 17-19 on the road.

Over their last ten games, Boston’s puck line record is 4-6, and their puck line record as the favorite is 25-37. In their last ten games as the favorite, the Bruins have gone just 4-6 vs. the puck line.

For the season, Boston’s games have finished with an average of 6.1 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 5.9. Overall, the Bruins have an over/under record of 36-37-1.

In their last three games away from home, the Bruins have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

In terms of their offensive performance, the Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, putting them in the 8th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 18th in the league. So far this year, the Bruins are 16-2 in games they have had more shots on goal than their opponent. They are 24-14 in games with fewer shots on goal.

Boston’s leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. So far this season, he has 45 goals, placing him 4th in the NHL. Pastrnak also comes into the game with 56 assists.

In terms of defense, the Capitals head into the game ranked 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.6 shots per game against Washington. So far, they are 7th in shutouts, achieving 6 shutouts.

Goalie Jeremy Swayman gets the start and has made 39 starts this season. His record at this point is 23-8, and his save percentage is 0.809%.

Do the Capitals Have a Shot at a Home Win?

At home this season, the Capitals have gone 20-11-5, and they have won three straight games at home. Over their last 10 games, Washington has gone 6-4, and they are 2-1 over their last three games.

So far this season, the Capitals have gone 36-27-9, and they are in 4th place in the Metropolitan Division. In the Eastern Conference, Washington is in 8th place, and they have gone 21-19 against other teams from the East. As the underdog, the Capitals have gone 22-24-7 this season.

Washington enters the game with a puck line record of 35-37 overall and 18-18 at home. Their average scoring differential this year sits at -0.4 goals per contest.

So far, the Capitals have been the underdog in 53 of their 72 games and have gone 30-23 vs. the puck line as the underdog. In their last 10 home games, the Capitals have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line.

For the season, Washington’s games have finished with an average of 5.9 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6. Overall, the Capitals have an over/under record of 33-36-3.

Across the Bruins last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 3. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.

Offensively, the Capitals come into the game at 2.7 goals per contest placing 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 31st position in the league. This season, the Capitals are 10-6 when getting more shots on goal than their opponents. And in games with fewer shots on goal, they have a 26-21 record.

Washington will be looking for a good game from Alex Ovechkin who leads the team in scoring with 26 goals, ranking 48th in the NHL. Along with his scoring, he has come up with 32 assists so far.

Defensively, the Capitals are currently 14th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.6 shots per game against Washington. They also are 7th in shutouts, coming in with 6 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Boston, goalie Charlie Lindgren has started 39 games in this season. His current record is 21-13, and his save percentage stands at 0.8%.