NHL betting line favors Bruins over Capitals
Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Odds
The Washington Capitals battle the visiting Boston Bruins on Saturday in NHL betting action at Verizon Center.
The Bruins will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 28-13-5 this season, while the Capitals are 26-18-3. Boston is 15-27-4 against the total, while Washington is 21-23-3 versus the number.
The visitors opened as 124 moneyline favorites in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.
This game matches up the No. 15 (Capitals) and the No. 3 (Bruins) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Washington's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.1 goals per game, against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.2 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 25.8% while the Bruins defense kills off 88.5% of their penalties.
Boston was a 2-0 winner in its last match at home against the Lightning. They won as -225 favorites, while the total score of 2 made winners of UNDER bettors.
Last time out for Washington, they were a 2-1 loser as they battled the Senators at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Senators at +104 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.
Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Ottawa are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 4-6
Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Ottawa are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2
A few Bruins at Capitals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Boston's last 7 games when playing on the road against Washington
The total has gone UNDER in 15 of Boston's last 23 games
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games
Washington is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Washington is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Washington's last 7 games when playing at home against Boston
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
Boston home to Ottawa, Sunday, April 28