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Game 7 Betting: Caps vs Bruins

Boston is 8-4 in Game 7s in the past 25 years, while the Washington Capitals are 2-7. 

You figure out how to bet this one.

The Boston Bruins are big favorites at the sportsbooks for Wednesday night as they look to complete the comeback and beat the Washington Capitals in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series.

The Bruins staved off elimination in Game 6 of the best-of-seven set on Sunday afternoon, paying off on the NHL betting lines with a 4-3 overtime victory. Tyler Seguin had the goal in extra time.

Boston battles the Capitals, currently with a 42-32-8 mark. The OVER/UNDER records, important for totals bettors, are 46-33-3 for the Bruins and 40-37-5 for the Capitals.

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Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Bruins as -200 favorites on the opening moneyline for this contest at Bovada. The over under opened at 5 for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The Bruins sit at No. 2 in the current NHL power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Capitals sit at a No. 18 on the same chart.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Boston's No. 2-ranked offense (3.3 goals per game) against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 18 at 2.8 goals per game allowed. The Bruins powerplay has clicked at a 17.2% rate while the Capitals have a 81.6% rate on the penalty kill.

The Bruins were a 4-3 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Capitals. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -116 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

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

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 5-5

A few Capitals at Bruins trends to consider:
Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing on the road against Boston
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Washington's last 24 games when playing Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Boston's last 9 games when playing at home against Washington
Boston is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone UNDER in 16 of Boston's last 24 games when playing Washington
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home

 

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