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Bruins Capitals Game 3 Betting

Bettors who take the UNDER will be looking for a third straight payout on Monday night as the Washington Capitals host the Boston Bruins in Game 3 of their Eastern Conference first-round series.

The Capitals got past the Bruins in Game 2 on Saturday, winning 2-1 in double overtime. That followed Boston's 1-0 overtime win in the opener; four combined goals have been scored over two games.

Washington battles the Bruins, currently with a 49-29-4 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 40-37-5 for the Capitals and 46-33-3 for the Bruins.

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Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with the Capitals in this one will find them as +110 underdogs on the NHL money line at BetOnline. Betting the over under instead? It was hovering near 5 at its open earlier today at Bovada.

Power Rankings:
It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 18-rated Capitals and the No. 2-ranked Bruins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 15-ranked offense (2.7 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 5 at 2.5 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 16.7% rate while the Bruins have a 83.5% rate on the penalty kill.

The Capitals were a 2-1 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Washington at +168 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Washington are 3-7
After a loss are 6-4

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Boston are 7-3
After a win are 5-5

 

A few Bruins at Capitals trends to consider:
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games when playing Washington
Boston is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 9 of Boston's last 13 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Boston
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Boston

Next up:
Boston at Washington, Thursday, April 19

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