Capitals vs. Bruins Game 3 Prediction

Capitals vs. Bruins Game 3, 5/19/21 NHL Playoffs Predictions

With the series now tied at one game apiece, the Capitals and Bruins will head to Boston for Game 3 on Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. ET. Listed as heavy home favorites, will the Bruins take a 2-1 series lead or are the Caps the better option as a sizable road dog?

Game Snapshot

023 Washington Capitals (+145) at 024 Boston Bruins (-165); o/u 5.5

6:30 p.m. ET, Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA

Washington Capitals DFS Spin

Alex Ovechkin registered an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Boston in Game 2 on Monday. Ovechkin also had four shots, but he finished with a minus-two rating in 17:07 minutes of ice time. He also registered an assist in Game 1 of the first round series.

Boston Bruins DFS Spin

Taylor Hall found the back of the net during Monday's 4-3 OT win over the Washington Capitals. With the Bruins down 3-2 late in the third frame, Hall came into the Capitals end, played the puck to the front of the net and he was able to bury a loose puck into the Washington cage. The Caps bench looked at whether or not they should challenge the play, but it was too tight to risk getting a penalty for being wrong. Hall has been a great trade-deadline acquisition for the Bruins. This was the 29-year-old's first point of the series. This best-of-seven series is tied, 1-1, with Game 3 going on Wednesday night in Boston.

Capitals vs. Bruins Game 3 NHL Prediction

The Capitals are 40-19 in their last 59 games versus the Bruins and have owned them in Boston, where they’re 10-3 in the last 13 meetings at TD Garden. The Caps are also 17-5 in their last 22 road games and have won five of their last seven games overall, while the Bruins are just 4-10 in their last 14 postseason games when listed as a favorite.

NHL PREDICTION: WASHINGTON CAPITALS +145

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