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Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Betting Preview

The 2023-24 NHL regular season is starting to wind down in a hurry, but there are still some important games that will need to be played. One of those games will take place on Monday night as the Boston Bruins are set to visit the Washington Capitals

Boston comes into this game with some momentum as they have won four of their last five games ahead of this matchup. The Bruins are one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference as they have picked up 109 points so far this season. 

Washington comes into this game needing to turn things around as they have gone just 2-3 in their last five games. The Capitals are sitting at 87 points on the year, and they are currently holding on to the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. 

The Capitals are moneyline betting favorites for this game on Monday night, and the over/under line is set at 5.5 total goals. 

Bruins Cruising on Offense

The Boston Bruins are still extremely physical while defending their own goal, but this team is now cruising on offense. Boston is averaging 3.28 goals per game this season, and they are led by a superstar. 

David Pastrnak is having a monster season for the Bruins as he leads the team with 47 goals and 62 assists on the year. While Pastrnak is going to set the tone for this team, he has gotten plenty of help from his teammates as well. 

The Bruins are still holding opponents to just 2.70 goals per game, and that makes them one of the toughest teams in the league to score upon. 

Capitals Must Find Goals

The Washington Capitals are going to need to find some offense if they are going to get into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Washington is scoring just 2.65 goals per game this season, and that’s not even close to good enough. 

Alex Ovechkin continues to be a threat when he is on the ice as he is leading the team with 30 goals this season. Washington has been a dangerous team on the power play, but they need to find a way to score better when they are at even strength. 

This team is allowing 3.14 goals per game, but that is something that they have gotten better at as the season has moved along. The Capitals will need to be sound on both ends of the ice tow in this game. 

Capitals Come Up Big

The Boston Bruins are trying to win this game to secure their spot in the playoffs, but they aren’t as desperate as Washington is in this matchup. Washington has to keep winning games to make the postseason, and that is going to give them an edge in this matchup. 

This is going to be a low-scoring game as that is the way that the Capitals prefer to play in most of their games. Boston is comfortable playing that way as well, and it’s going to create a very physical and slow paced game. 

Betting on the Washington Capitals is the play on Monday night as the home team is goign to come up with a massive victory. 

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