NHL Pick: Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals


The Boston Bruins visit the Version Center in Washington tonight for a big game with the Capitals. The Bruins haven’t had much luck versus the Capitals over the past few seasons winning just 4 of the last 12 meetings overall including just 1 of the last 4 played in Washington.

Head to Head Trends

Bruins are 4-8 in the last 12 meetings overall.
Under is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings.

Washington Capitals (-115)

The Washington Capitals are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division with 99 points and have clinched a playoff spot. The Capitals are playing some pretty good hockey right now winning 8 of their last 11 games although 3 of those wins came in OT or the shootout and a couple more were against some really bad teams so they’re maybe they’re not playing all that great.

The Capitals have a solid offense averaging 3.0 goals per game but I think whats most impressive and surprising about this team is they actually have the 5th best goals against in the league allowing just 2.5 goals per game.

Washington Capitals Trends

Capitals are 5-1 in their last 6 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
Capitals are 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.

Boston Bruins (-105)

The Boston Bruins are 4th in the Atlantic Division with 95 points and are currently tied with the Ottawa Senators for the final playoff spot in the East although the Bruins do have a game in hand.

This is a huge game for the Bruins as all 3 teams they are battling with for the final playoff spot picked up points last night with the Red Wings and Senators winning and the Penguins losing in OT still picked up a point so the Bruins really need a win here to keep pace.

Boston Bruins Trends

Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Bruins are 4-0 in their last 4 after allowing 2 goals or less in their previous game.


I’m going to go with the Bruins over the Capitals in this one. The Capitals have already clinched a playoff spot so they can relax a bit while the Bruins really need to win this game so they’ll be giving it 100% although sometimes that don’t always work out.

Free Pick: Boston Bruins -105 



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