The Washington Capitals (22-20-7) travel to face off against the Boston Bruins (32-10-9) on Saturday, February 10th. This game will be played at TD Garden in Boston and televised on ABC. The Bruins are coming off a win in their previous game, while the Capitals are looking to get back on track from a loss to the Panthers. Puck drop is set for 3:30 ET.
Capitals vs Bruins
The Washington Capitals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss
Heading into tonight’s game, the Capitals are in 12th place in the Eastern Conference with a record of 22-20-7. In their last ten games, Washington has gone 3-7, and they have lost their last five games. On the road this season, the Capitals are 9-12-3.
When facing teams from the Eastern Conference, the Capitals have gone 12-15, and they have gone 11-8 against divisional opponents. As the underdog this season, Washington has gone 11-18-5, and they have been the underdog in 34 of their 49 games.
On the season, the Capitals have gone 21-28 against the puck line, including going 10-14 on the road. When looking at just their road games, Washington has an average scoring margin of -1.1 goals per contest.
So far, the Capitals have gone 17-17 against the puck line as the underdog, and they have 18 losses by multiple goals. Over their last ten road games, the team has gone just 3-7 against the puck line.
Coming off a 4-2 loss on the road to the Panthers, the Capitals are hoping to bounce back today. In the offensive department, the Capitals notched one goal during the first period and one time in the second period. Of Washington’s two goals, one came while in power play. They ended the game with 23 shots on goal and had five giveaways.
As the underdog, Washington suffered both a straight-up and loss vs. the puck line. The game ended with a total of 6 goals, resulting in a push on the over/under.
The Boston Bruins Are Coming Off A Win
With a record of 32-10-9, the Bruins sit atop the Eastern Conference standings. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 8-2, and they are 28-10-7 when favored this season. At home, the Bruins have a record of 17-5-3.
For the season, the Bruins have scored 160 goals, which is the second-most in the Eastern Conference. In their last five games, Boston has gone 3-2, and they have a record of 19-11 against other Eastern Conference teams.
At home this season, the Bruins have gone 15-10 against the puck line and have an average scoring margin of +1.3 goals per game. Overall, they have gone 28-23 vs. the puck line, including a 6-4 mark in their last ten games.
As the favorite, Boston has gone 22-23 against the puck line this season, and they have 24 wins by multiple goals compared to just eight wins by one goal. The Bruins have gone 2-1 against the puck line in their last three games and 2-3 in their last five.
In their recent matchup, the Bruins hosted the Canucks and came away with a 4-0 victory. Offensively, the Bruins registered two goals during the first period and two times in the second period. For the game, the Boston offense took 25 shots on goal and scored two times while short handed.
Boston also picked up a win against the puck line, coming into the game favored by -1.5. With a combined total of 4 goals, the game concluded below the over/under line of 6.
Washington Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Capitals come into the game at 2.4 goals per contest placing 30th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 30th position in the league. In terms of the Capitals’ offense during power plays, they are 31st in power play goals and 32nd in shorthanded goals.
The Capitals’ over/under record this season is 20-27-2. For the season, they have had 26 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging 5.6 goals per game.
Bruins Offense Breakdown
Offensively, the Bruins come into the game at 3.5 goals per contest placing 5th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 17th position in the league. Looking at how the Bruins’ offense is performing during power plays, they are 8th in power play goals and 13th in shorthanded goals.
The Bruins’ over/under record this season is 25-26-0. For the season, they have had 26 games failing to surpass this game’s over/under line of 5.5. Overall, their games are averaging 6.1 goals per game.
Washington Team Defense
Washington defense takes on the Bruins ranked 18th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 30.7 shots per game against Washington. They also are 15th in shutouts, with 3 shutouts.
Boston Team Defense
In terms of defense, the Bruins head into the game ranked 7th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are taking 31.1 shots per game against Boston. So far, they are 4th in shutouts, achieving 4 shutouts.
Capitals vs Bruins Trends
- Across their five previous road games, Washington has an puck line mark of 1-4. Their straight up record in these matchups was 0-5 while averaging 2 goals per game.
- In their last ten games at home, the Bruins have a straight up record of 7-3 while going 7-3 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 4 goals per game in these contests.
- Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Bruins have a strong record vs the puck line going 3-0. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
- As the betting favorite, the Capitals have an puck line record of 2-1 in their last three games. In these matchups, their straight up record was 2-1.
When it comes to a moneyline bet in this game, our analysis leans towards the Bruins picking up the win. However, given the current odds of -271, I’d advise going with the puck line, as our predictions have the Bruins coming out on top by more than one goal.
For a puck line pick, we are going with the Bruins to win and cover. Look for the Bruins to win this one by multiple goals over the Capitals.
If you’re looking at the over/under line set at 5.5 goals, our prediction is that this game will exceed that mark, and we strongly advise placing a bet on the over.
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