Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Bruins vs Washington Capitals Prediction 3/30/2024

The Boston Bruins (42-17-15) travel to face off against the Washington Capitals (36-27-9) on Saturday, March 30th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on ESPN+. Both the Bruins and Capitals will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Puck drop is scheduled for 7:00 ET.

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The Boston Bruins Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Heading into tonight’s game, the Bruins are 3rd in the Eastern Conference with 99 points. In the Atlantic Division, Boston is in 1st place. For the season, the Bruins have a record of 42-17-15.

On the road, Boston has gone 19-8-9, and against other Eastern Conference teams, they have a record of 26-17. Over their last 10 games, the Bruins have gone 6-4, but they have lost two straight games when they have been favored.

On the season, the Bruins have an average scoring margin of +.5 goals per game, and they have 28 wins by multiple goals. So far, their puck line record is 36-38, and they have gone 25-37 against the puck line when favored.

Overall, Boston’s puck line record on the road is 17-19, and their average scoring margin on the road is +.2 goals per game. In their last ten road games, the Bruins have gone just 4-6 against the puck line.

The Bruins aim to bounce back following their 3-1 loss on the road to the Lightning. The Bruins started strong on offense with one time in the first period, but they couldn’t find the net again for the rest of the game. Boston’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 24 shots on goal in total.

Entering the game as the underdog, Boston not only suffered a straight-up loss but also failed to cover the puck line. The game finished below the over/under line of 6 with a combined total of 4 goals.

The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, the Capitals have gone 20-11-5 and have won three straight games. In the Eastern Conference standings, Washington is in 8th place with 81 points. In the Metropolitan Division, the Capitals are in 4th place.

Over their last ten games, Washington has gone 6-4, and in their last five games, they have gone 3-2. As the underdog, the Capitals have gone 22-24-7 this season. In games against other Eastern Conference teams, Washington has gone 21-19.

Washington enters the game with a puck line record of 35-37 and 18-18 at home. Their average scoring margin on the year sits at -0.4 goals per game. So far, the Capitals have been the underdog in 53 of their games, going 30-23 on the puck line in those games.

Over their last ten home games, the Capitals have gone 6-4 vs. the puck line. They have 18 wins by multiple goals compared to 25 losses by multiple goals this season. In their last ten games, Washington’s puck line record is at 5-5.

The Capitals aim to bounce back following their 5-1 loss on the road to the Maple Leafs. On the offensive front, the Capitals failed to score in the first or third periods against the Maple Leafs, but they found the net one time in the second period. Washington’s’s lone goal during the game occurred at even strength. They ended with 24 shots on goal in total.

As the underdog, Washington suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The game ended below the over/under line of 6.5, with a combined total of 6 goals.

Boston Offense Breakdown

On offense, the Bruins are averaging 3.3 goals per game which is 8th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. Boston’s offense comes into the game ranked 8th in power play goals. And in terms of shorthanded goals, they are 19th in the NHL.

The Bruins’ come into the game with an over/under record of 36-37-1. Over the course of last season, they had 38 games that did not surpass the 5.5 over/under line. The average number of goals in their games was 5.9 per game.

Capitals Offense Breakdown

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When looking at their offense, the Capitals have an average of 2.7 goals per game this season, positioning themselves 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are ranked 31st in the league. The Washington offense is ranked 22nd in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they find themselves at 32nd in the NHL.

This season, the over/under record for the Capitals’ is 33-36-3. Over the course of the season, they have had 38 games that exceeded the over/under line of 5.5. On average, their games are averaging 5.9 goals per game.

Boston Team Defense

Boston defense takes on the Capitals ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.8 shots per game against Boston. They also are 14th in shutouts, with 4 shutouts.

Washington Team Defense

The Capitals defense is currently 14th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Washington. In terms of shutouts, they come into the game ranked 7th with 6 shutouts.

Bruins vs Capitals Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Bruins have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 2 goals per game in these contests.
  • Washington has played well in their previous five home games, going 4-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 3. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-2.
  • As the betting underdog, the Capitals have an puck line record of 3-2 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 3-2.
  • As the betting favorite, the Bruins have an puck line mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Boston posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.

Bruins vs Capitals Prediction

When making a moneyline pick, my choice is the Capitals to come out with a win against the Bruins while playing at home. Considering the moneyline odds at +139, I’m placing my bet on the Capitals to win outright.

Our projections have the Capitals pulling out a win as the underdog. But if you’re not as bullish as we are on the Capitals, we’d recommend at least getting a bet down on them to cover the puck line.

For those looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our expectation is that this game will surpass that mark, and we suggest making a bet on the over.

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