Capitals vs. Bruins NHL Free Pick
ODDS: Oddsmakers have installed the Bruins -200 money line favorites over Caps, while the over/under total for this game sits at 5 goals. Boston enters play with a 52-31-5 overall record and is 49-36 OVER, while Washington is 45-33-10 overall and is 43-40 OVER.
LINE MOVEMENT: The Bruins opened up as -200 favorite and have remained there at most books, while the total opened up at 5 and has remained there.
PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 51% 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 (+180) over Boston. According to latest NHL trends, the Capitals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings in Boston, 7-2 last 9 games as a dog of +150 to +200, 20-8 last 28 Wednesday games and 26-11 last 37 vs. Northeast. Bruins are 5-11 last 16 vs. Southeast Division, 7-17 last 24 following a win and 1-4 last 5 games playing on 2 days rest. The Caps couldn’t get the job done at home, but that’s the way this series has gone. They won Game 5 and Game 2 on the road. Washington goalie Braden Holtby has turned in an impressive .935 save percentage, at times outplaying two-time Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas. Ten different players have accounted for the Caps’ 14 goals. As the heavy underdog in this series, the Caps have nothing to lose and the pressure is on Boston. It doesn’t hurt that there’s great value in the dog either.
WEDNESDAY NHL FREE PICK: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +180