|NHL Playoff Bruins vs. Capitals Picks & Predictions Monday, April 16|
|Written by ATSSportsline.com|
|Monday, 16 April 2012 14:00|
Bruins vs. Capitals Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Bruins as –130 money line favorites over the Capitals, while the over/under total for this game sits at 5 goals. Boston enters play with a 50-29-5 overall record and is 46-35 OVER, while Washington is 43-32-9 overall and is 40-39 OVER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up at 5 and remained there, while the Bruins opened as -130 favorites and remained there.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 74% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Canucks. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.
NHL FREE PICK: Take the UNDER. According to latest NHL trends, Boston is 4-9 Under the last 13 meetings in Washington and 16-34-1 Under in the last 51 meetings. Washington is 5-15-2 UNDER L22 conference quarterfinals games. Boston is 1-5 Under last 6 vs. a team with a winning record. Both teams have playing defensive-style hockey in the first two games, which both went overtime. Washington has gotten great play from young netminder Braden Holtby, while Tim Thomas is still one of the best in the game at 38. Expect Washington to continue to protect Holtby and keep two defensemen back at most times. This should be another overtime, low-scoring affair.
MONDAY NHL FREE PICK: BRUINS/CAPITALS UNDER 5