Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Capitals versus the Bruins? The puck drops at 3:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on ABC. The game will be played at TD Garden in Boston, MA. The over/under for this game is set at 5.5 goals, and the Bruins are the -1.5 goal favorites against the Capitals in a Eastern conference matchup.
WASHINGTON CAPITALS VS BOSTON BRUINS BETTING PICK
The Pick: Boston Bruins -1.5
This game will be played at TD Garden at 3:30 ET on Saturday, February 10th.
WHY BET THE BOSTON BRUINS:
- Coming in as 1.5 goal favorites, our projections have the Bruins picking up a 4-3 win.
- Take the Bruins on the moneyline
- On the spread, we like Capitals (+1.5)
Is a Win at Boston Possible for the Capitals?
On the road this season, the Capitals have posted a record of 9-12-3, and they are coming off a two-game losing streak. In the Eastern Conference, Washington is currently in 12th place and 7th in the Metropolitan Division. So far, they have gone 11-8 against divisional opponents and 12-15 against other teams in the East. Over their last ten games, the Capitals have gone just 3-7.
Overall, Washington has a record of 22-20-7 and 51 points, and they have been the underdog in 34 of their 49 games. As the underdog, the Capitals have gone 11-18-5 this season. Over their last five games, Washington has lost all five, and they are 0-3 in their last three games.
Washington has an average scoring margin of -.7 goals per game, and they have gone 21-28 against the puck line this year. So far, the Capitals have been the underdog in 34 games and have an underdog puck line record of 17-17.
When playing on the road, Washington’s puck line record is 10-14, and they have gone 3-7 against the puck line in their last ten road games. Overall, the team’s average scoring margin on the road is -.4 goals per contest.
On average, Washington’s games have finished with 5.6 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.1. In total, the Capitals come in with an over/under record of 20-27-2.
Across the Capitals last three road games, the team averaged 2 goals per game while allowing 5. Their record vs the puck line in these contests was 1-2, while going 0-3 straight-up.
In terms of their offensive performance, the Capitals are averaging 2.4 goals per game this season, putting them in the 30th spot in the NHL. When it comes to shots on goal per game, they are ranked 30th in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Capitals offense is 31st in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 32nd in the NHL.
Washington’s current leading scorer is Dylan Strome. This season, he has 19 goals, which puts him 42nd in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Strome has 14 assists this season.
Defensively, the Bruins come into the season ranked 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.1 shots per game against Boston. For the season, they are ranked 4th in shutouts, coming in with 4 shutouts.
Entering the game, goalie Charlie Lindgren has started 21 games this season. His current record stands at 9-7, and his save percentage is 0.641%.
Are Boston Ready for a Home Win?
With a record of 32-10-9, the Bruins are in first place in the Eastern Conference and the Atlantic Division. In their last ten games, Boston is 8-2, and they have won three of their last five games. At home this season, the Bruins are 17-5-3, and they have been favored in 45 of their 51 games, going 28-10-7 in those games.
Over the course of the season, the Bruins have scored 73 points, and their record against Eastern Conference opponents is 19-11. Against divisional opponents, Boston is 12-5. In their last three games, the Bruins have gone 2-1.
At home, the Bruins come in with a puck line record of 15-10 and an average scoring margin of +1.3 goals per game. So far this year, Boston has been favored in 45 games, and their puck line record as the favorite is 22-23.
Overall, the Bruins have 24 wins by multiple goals compared to just six losses by multiple goals. In their last 10 games at home, the Bruins have gone 7-3 against the puck line.
Games involving Boston have an average of 6.1 goals per game this season. Their average over/under line is 5.9. In terms of their over/under performance, the Bruins come in with a record of 25-26-0.
Across their three previous road games, Washington has an puck line mark of 1-2. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-3 while averaging 2 goals per game.
For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.5 goals per game this season, which is 5th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 17th in the league. Coming into the game, the Bruins have a 14-0 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 17-9.
Boston’s current leading scorer is David Pastrnak. This season, he has 33 goals, which puts him 3rd in the NHL. Pastrnak also comes into the game with 42 assists.
The Bruins defense is currently 7th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 31.1 shots per game against Boston. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 4th with 4 shutouts.
Heading into this matchup vs. Washington, goalie Jeremy Swayman has started 27 games in this season. His current record is 16-4, and his save percentage stands at 0.786%.