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NHL betting line favors Bruins over Capitals

Washington CapitalsBoston Bruins
April 14, 3:00 PM | TD Garden

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Odds

42-32-8TEAM RECORD49-29-4

After squeezing out a win in Game 1 on Thursday the Boston Bruins will try to do it again on Saturday afternoon in Game 2 of their first-round series with the Washington Capitals

Chris Kelly was the hero on Thursday as the Bruins paid out as a favorite on the NHL betting lines at the sportsbooks, as he scored the winning goal in overtime in a 1-0 final for Boston.

Tim Thomas made 17 saves for Boston on Thursday, while Braden Holtby allowed just the one goal on 30 shots for Washington.

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.

View Washington vs Boston Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Bruins in this one, they're listed as moneyline favorites of -185 at Bovada.

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.

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 Capitals were a 1-0 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Bruins. That made winners of bettors who got Boston at -175 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for UNDER bettors.

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

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Washington are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

A few Capitals at Bruins trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 7 games when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Washington's last 19 games when playing Boston
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Washington is 6-13-2 SU in its last 21 games ,when playing on the road against Boston
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
Boston is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Boston's last 19 games when playing Washington
Boston is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games at home

Next up:
Washington home to Boston, Monday, April 16