Capitals vs. Bruins Free Pick
BOSTON, MA (ATS Consultants) – The Capitals are looking to bounce back from a tough loss against Buffalo on Tuesday night, while Boston has won three straight games. Boston hosts Washington on Thursday night at 7:05pmET.
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Boston Bruins as –200 money line favorites over the Washington Capitals, while the over/under total for this game is currently sitting at 5.5 goals. Boston enters play with a 45-26-3 record and is 23-13-2 at home this year, while Washington is 38-31-8 overall and 14-20-4 on the road.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Bruins opened as –200 money line favorites and the total has remained at 5.5 goals, while the Caps’ odds have remained at +175.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 67% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Bruins. 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 Washington. According to latest NHL trends, the Capitals are 21-8 in their last 29 vs. Northeast, 5-2 in their last 7 games as a road underdog of +151 to +200 and are 5-2 in their last 7 games following a home loss of 3 or more goals. The Bruins are Bruins are 3-7 in their last 10 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game, are 4-13 in their last 17 games following a win and are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Southeast. Washington desperately needs this game to keep pace with Buffalo, who defeated the Caps, 5-1 on Tuesday night in Washington. Buffalo has 86 points, while Washington has 84 and is now sitting in 9th place in the Eastern Conference, just two point out of the playoff race. Washington beat Boston on the road 4-3 on March 10 and is primed for another strong performance. Boston is second in the Eastern Conference and 5 points ahead of Ottawa in the Atlantic Division. Washington has to bounce back from the Buffalo loss or they could be golfing in April.
THURSDAY NHL FREE PICK: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +175