Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals
Date and Time: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
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Bruins vs. Capitals TV Coverage: NBC
Boston Bruins Record and Metrics
Boston has dropped four of their last five at Offshore sportsbooks to now stand at 27-17-5-1 with just 19 of their 50 games going over the total. The Bruins have fallen to the seventh of eight playoff spots in the Eastern Conference. The Bruins have NHL rankings of 18th for goals scored, second for the power play, fourth for goals against and 16th for the penalty kill. Boston has gone over the total in three of their last four games.
Washington Capitals Record and Metrics
Washington has lost seven of their last eight games at Online sportsbooks with four of their last five games going over the total. Washington now has a record of 27-17-5-1 with just 21 of their 50 games going under the total.The Capitals rank eighth for goal scoring and 10th for the power play. Offsetting that is an alarming NHL rank of 23rd for goals against and 25th for penalty killing.
Boston has been a solid betting value in away games with five payouts in their last eight tries on enemy ice. Just three of their last 10 away matchups have gone over the total.
Washington has suffered from a steep drop in wagering value at home recently. The Capitals have paid in just one of their last six games on home ice. Three of their last four home games have gone under the total.
Head to Head Series
Washington has utterly dominated their head to head series with the Bruins. In fact, the Caps have won 14 games in a row over Boston with just two of the last eight meetings between these teams going under the number. And at Capital One Arena Washington has won nine of their last 10 games against the Bruins with the last four meetings going over the total.
Bruins to Watch
Boston left wing David Pastrnak has 28 goals and 31 assists on the season. Fellow left wing Brad Marchand has 19 goals with 37 assists while Bruins center Patrice Bergeron adds 16 goals with 27 assists and a plus four.
Defenseman Torey Krug has five goals, 28 assists and has 19 assists on the power play.
Capitals to Watch
Naturally the Capitals are led by the “Great Eight” Alex Ovechkin. The Washington left win has 37 goals and 20 assists with a plus nine. Also figuring large for the Capitals is center Nicklas Backstrom with 13 goals, 38 assists and a plus 10.Defenseman John Carlson is one of the best, especially quarterbacking the power play. Carlson has eight goals with 39 assists and a plus 17.
Between the Pipes
Boston’s top goaltender Tuukka Rask is questionable with concussion issues. Rask has a save percentage of .919 with a 2.43 goals against average. Jaroslav Halak has a .918 save percentage and a 2.49 goals against average.
Washington’s top goaltender Braden Holtby has been slumping down to a current save percentage of .905 with a 3.10 goals against average. Backup Pheonix Copley has a save percentage of .903 with a 2.98 goals against average.
Bruins vs. Capitals Betting Odds Free Picks
Washington has offered the best odds in this head to head series with their dominance at home over the Bruins. Look for the Caps to get back on track.
Bruins vs. Capitals Betting Pick: Bet the Washington Capitals
Bruins vs. Capitals Score Prediction: Capitals 4, Bruins 2