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Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Prediction & Betting Tips 3/30/2024

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Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins 3/30/24
  • Take the Bruins on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Capitals (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Preview

Looking to win big? The Bruins and Capitals face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Capitals are hosting the game at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC.

The Bruins are favored by -1.5 in a Eastern conference showdown. The game’s over/under is currently at 5.5 goals. Check out BetCoco for Washington Capitals – Boston Bruins odds

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Head-to-Head and Key Stats

When looking back on the last three times the Capitals and Bruins have played each other, Washington has the edge with a record of 2-1. However, the average scoring differential in these matchups is dead even with each team averaging 2 goals per game.

  • Through their last ten road games, Boston has an puck line record of just 4-6. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 2 goals per game.
  • Across their last five home contests, Washington has been good against the puck line posting a mark of 3-2. Their overall mark in these games was 4-1, while averaging 4 goals per game.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Capitals have a straight up record of 6-4. Their record vs the puck line in these games was 6-4.
  • Spanning across their last three games as the betting favorite, the Bruins have gone 1-2 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 1-2.

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Prediction

On the season, the Bruins have a record of 42-17-15, which has them in 1st place in the Atlantic Division and 3rd place in the Eastern Conference. Over their last ten games, Boston has gone 6-4, and they have gone 2-3 over their last five games.

When playing on the road this season, the Bruins have gone 19-8-9, and they have been favored in 62 of their 74 games, going 35-16-11 in those games. Over their last three games, Boston has gone 1-2, and they have lost two straight games when favored.

For their offensive performance, the Bruins come in averaging 3.3 goals per game this season, which is 8th in the NHL. In the category of shots on goal per game, they are 18th in the league. The Bruins went 16-2 in games where they had more shots than their opponents. However, in games with fewer shots on goal, their record was 24-14.

Goalie Jeremy Swayman gets the start and has made 39 starts this season. His record at this point is 23-8, and his save percentage is 0.809%.

At home this season, the Capitals have gone 20-11-5 and are currently riding a three-game winning streak. In the Eastern Conference, Washington is in 8th place with a record of 36-27-9.

As the underdog, the Capitals have gone 22-24-7 this season and are looking for their third straight win as the underdog. Over their last ten games, Washington has gone 6-4.

Offensively, the Capitals come into the game at 2.7 goals per contest placing 28th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are in 31st position in the league. Coming into the game, the Capitals have a 10-6 record when they have more shots on goal than their opponent. When they have fewer shots on goal, they are 26-21.

Entering the game, goalie Charlie Lindgren has started 39 games this season. His current record stands at 21-13, and his save percentage is 0.8%.

The Bruins enter this game as 1.5-goal favorites and in our projections and we anticipate them winning by a score of 4-3.

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Betting Tips

  • Take the Bruins on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Capitals (+1.5)
  • Our NHL model projects 7 goals, and we suggest taking the under

Washington Capitals Injury Report

  • Tom Wilson – Suspension – Out
  • Sonny Milano – Upper Body – Questionable
  • Nicklas Backstrom – Hip – Out
  • Ethan Bear – Personal – Out

Boston Bruins Injury Report

  • Milan Lucic – Lower Body/Personal – Out
  • Pat Maroon – Back – Out
  • Derek Forbort – Undisclosed – Out
  • Matthew Poitras – Shoulder – Out

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