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Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Preview

Boston Bruins

Washington Capitals
50-17-6 March 29, 2014, 12:30 PM | Verizon Center 34-27-12

A key battle on the NHL odds menu sees visiting Boston duelling Washington on Saturday at Verizon Center.

The Capitals bring a 34-27-12 record to the battle against the 50-17-6 Bruins. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Washington go 35-38 so far and the Bruins go 28-26-19. View Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks such as Bovada had the Capitals as 129 moneyline underdogs in this particular NHL matchup earlier. The total, meanwhile, was set early at 5.5 before betting started to move the line at 5Dimes.

It's a hockey betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Capitals and the No. 1-ranked Bruins, according to the latest NHL power poll here at Odds Shark.

Last time out for Boston, they were a 3-0 winner as they battled the Blackhawks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Bruins at -134 were rewarded, while the 3 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

Washington was a 5-4 loser in its last match at home against the Kings. They lost as -106 favorites, while the total score of 9 made winners of OVER bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 10-ranked offense (2.9 goals per game) against a Bruins defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.1 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 24.05% rate while the Bruins have a 83.82% rate on the penalty kill.

A few Bruins at Capitals trends to consider:
Boston is 13-1 SU in its last 14 games
Boston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 16 of Boston's last 21 games on the road
Boston is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 6 games at home
Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Boston

Next up:
Boston at Philadelphia, Sunday, March 30th
Washington at Nashville, Sunday, March 30th