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Washington CapitalsBoston Bruins
April 21, 3:00 PM | TD Garden

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Odds

42-32-8TEAM RECORD49-29-4

The Boston Bruins will be back at home as betting favorites on Saturday afternoon as they try to take a lead in their first-round Eastern playoff series against the Washington Capitals.

The Bruins and Capitals are tied at 2-2 in their best-of-seven set after Washington won 2-1 at home in Game 4 on Thursday night. Capitals netminder Braden Holtby stopped 44 of 45 shots for his team in that win.

The Bruins sport records of 49-29-4 heading into this matchup, while the Capitals sit at 42-32-8 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 46-33-3 for the Bruins and 40-37-5 for the Capitals.

View Washington vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Capitals listed as underdogs of +-185 at most sportsbooks. Total bettors saw the number open in the area of 5, depending on the book.

Power Rankings:
This game puts the Bruins, most recently No. 2 in the Odds Shark NHL Power Rankings, up against the Capitals, who rate a No. 18 in the latest survey.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Boston's No. 2-ranked offense, averaging 3.3 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals allowed. The Bruins power play is averaging 17.2% while the Capitals defense kills off 81.6% of their penalties.

Boston lost its last outing, a 2-1 result against the Capitals on April 19. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +120 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Boston are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

A few Capitals at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Boston
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 8 games when playing at home against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Washington
Boston is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 6 games

Next up:
Washington home to Boston, Sunday, April 22

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