Capitals vs. Bruins Free Pick

2012 nhl playoffs predictions odds trends capitals bruins game 2

BOSTON, MA (ATS Consultants) – The Boston Bruins look to take a 2-0 lead when they take on Washington for Game 2 of the NHL quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon.  The puck drops at 3:05pm from Boston.

ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Bruins as –185 money line favorites over the Caps, while the over/under total for this game sits at 5 goals. Washington enters play with a 42-32-9 record and is 16-21-5 on the road, while Boston is 50-29-4 overall and is 25-14-3 at home.

LINE MOVEMENT: The total opened up at 5 and remained there, while the Bruins opened as -185 favorites and has remained there.

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PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 60% of NHL public bettors currently favor the Capitals. 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 Caps are 4-0 in their last 4 Saturday games, 9-1 in their last 10 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game, 23-9 in their last 32 vs. Northeast, 5-2 in their last 7 games as an underdog of +151 to +200 and are 7-3 in their last 10 games playing on 1 days rest. The Bruins are 3-8 in their last 11 vs. Southeast. Boston won the opener, 1-0 in overtime. The biggest concern for Washington was the play of rookie goaltender, Braden Holtby, who faced 30 shots and saved 29. Unfortunately for Holtby, he needed to be perfect because Washington shot just 17 times and couldn’t get it past Tim Thomas. Everything else was even in that game as the Bruins won the game in overtime. Expect Washington to get more from star wing Alex Ovechkin, who was held to one shot. The Caps are primed to tie this series up with a more aggressive offensive approach in Game 2. In Game 1, they were too conservative because they were worried about Holtby.

SATURDAY NHL FREE PICK: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +160

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