Bruins vs Washington Capitals NHL Betting Prediction

NHL Bruins vs Washington Capitals Prediction 4/15/2024

The Boston Bruins (47-18-15) travel to face off against the Washington Capitals (38-31-11) on Monday, April 15th. This game will be played at Capital One Arena in Washington and televised on ESPN+. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Puck drop is set for 7:00 ET.

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The Boston Bruins Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 47-18-15, the Bruins are currently in 1st place in the Atlantic Division and 3rd in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 6-4 and are 4-1 in their last five outings. On the road this year, the Bruins have a record of 23-8-9 and have won four straight games away from home.

Heading into today’s game, Boston is favored in 65 of their 80 games and have gone 38-16-11 as the favorite. Over their last three games, the Bruins have won each game as the favorite and have won three straight games when favored.

On the road this season, the Bruins have gone 20-20 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin away from home is +.4 goals per game. So far, Boston has 31 wins by multiple goals and has gone 26-39 against the puck line as the favorite.

Over their last ten road games, the Bruins have gone just 5-5 against the puck line, and their overall puck line record this year is 39-41. In their last three road games, Boston has gone 3-0 against the puck line.

Facing the Penguins in their last game, the Bruins won by a score of 6-4. During the first period, the Bruins started slow, but they turned things around by scoring four times in the second period and two goals in the third. In the game, the Boston offense scored one time while short-handed and taking a total of 31 shots on goal.

Coming into the game favored by -1.5, Boston also managed to pick up a victory against the puck line. The combined total of 10 goals exceeded the over/under line, which was set at 6 goals for the game.

The Washington Capitals Are Coming Off A Win

With a record of 38-31-11, the Capitals currently sit in 8th place in the Eastern Conference. In the Metropolitan Division, Washington is 4th. Over their last ten games, the Capitals have gone just 3-7.

At home this season, Washington has gone 21-12-7. Against the Eastern Conference, the Capitals have a record of 23-25. As the underdog, Washington has gone 24-28-8 this season.

Washington enters this game with a puck line record of 38-42 and has gone 20-20 against the puck line at home. So far, the Capitals have had 19 wins by multiple goals and 19 wins by just one goal.

On the year, Washington has an average scoring differential of -.5 goals per game, and their average scoring margin at home is -.2 goals per contest. In their last ten games at home, the Capitals have gone just 5-5 against the puck line.

In their last game, the Capitals were the hosts against the Lightning, and they came away with a 4-2 win. The Capitals scored two goals in the first period against the Lightning and found the net two times in the 3rd period. Of Washington’s four goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 34 shots on goal and had seven giveaways.

Washington was the underdog going into the game and picked up a win against the puck line. The game concluded with 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.

Boston Offense Breakdown

The Bruins come into the game scoring an average of 3.3 goals per game, putting them 12th in the NHL. Regarding shots targeted at the goal per game, they are 21st in the league. In terms of power play goals, the Bruins offense is 15th in power play goals. As for shorthanded goals, they are 12th in the NHL.

This season, the Bruins’ have an over/under record of 37-42-1. Throughout the season, they have played 42 games that did not exceed the 5.5 over/under line. On average, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.

Capitals Offense Breakdown

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Offensively, the Capitals come into the game at 2.6 goals per contest placing 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 30th position in the league. This season, the Capitals have a 10-8 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 27-23 record.

The Capitals’ over/under record this season is 34-40-6. For the season, they have had 42 games that surpassed this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging5.9 goals per game.

Boston Team Defense

In terms of defense, the Bruins head into the game ranked 10th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 30.6 shots per game against Boston. So far, they are 11th in shutouts, achieving 5 shutouts.

Washington Team Defense

Washington defense takes on the Bruins ranked 12th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.6 shots per game against Washington. They also are 9th in shutouts, with 6 shutouts.

Bruins vs Capitals Trends

  • Boston has played well in their previous three road games, going 3-0 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 4 goals per game while allowing 1. The team also performed well vs the puck line at 3-0.
  • Across their ten previous home games, Washington has an puck line mark of 5-5. Their straight up record in these matchups was 5-5 while averaging 3 goals per game.
  • Going back to their previous five games as the underdog, Washington has an puck line mark of 2-3 while going 2-3 straight up.
  • In their last three contests as the favorite, Boston has a poor record vs the puck line going 1-2. But, they still put together a straight up mark of 3-0.

Bruins vs Capitals Prediction

For a moneyline pick, I’m taking the Capitals to pick up on a win over the Bruins at home. With the moneyline sitting at +130, I’ll be locking in a bet on the Capitals straight-up.

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.

When considering the over/under line, which is currently at 5.5 goals, we believe that this game will go over that threshold, and we recommend wagering on the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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