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Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Betting Preview

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March 5, 7:00 PM | Verizon Center

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Odds

14-3-2TEAM RECORD8-11-1

Verizon Center hosts an NHL battle between the Washington Capitals and the visiting Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

The Bruins will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 14-3-2 this season, while the Capitals are 8-11-1. Boston is 8-11 against the total, while Washington is 7-12-1 versus the number.

View Boston vs Washington Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as +129 underdogs earlier today. The over under opened at 5.5 at 5Dimes for bettors hoping to turn a profit on totals.

Power Rankings:
The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 2-rated Bruins taking on the No. 23-rated Capitals in this contest.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 17-ranked offense (2.8 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 4 at 2.2 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 26.1% rate while the Bruins have a 91.1% rate on the penalty kill.

The Bruins were a 4-3 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Canadiens. That made winners of bettors who got Montreal at +165 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington won its last outing, a 3-0 result against the Jets on March 2. Bettors who backed the Capitals at +130 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (3) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Boston Bruins Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Ottawa are 6-4
After playing Montreal are 6-4
After a loss are 8-2

Washington Capitals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Calgary are 3-7
After playing Winnipeg are 1-9
After a win are 3-7

A few Bruins at Capitals trends to consider:
Boston is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Boston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Boston's last 8 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 17 of Washington's last 25 games when playing Boston
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Washington's last 9 games at home

Next up:
Boston home to Toronto, Thursday, March 7
Washington home to Florida, Thursday, March 7