Capitals vs. Bruins Game 4 Prediction
Game 4 of the divisional round semifinals matchup between the Capitals and Bruins will take place in Boston at 6:30 p.m. ET on Friday night. With the Bruins listed as -165 money line favorites and the total sitting at 5.5 goals, what’s the best play?
041 Washington Capitals (+145) at 042 Boston Bruins (-165); o/u 5.5
6:30 p.m. ET, Friday, May 21, 2021
Venue: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Washington Capitals DFS Spin
Evgeny Kuznetsov confirmed on Thursday that he tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time. Kuznetsov returned to the lineup on Wednesday night in Game 3 of the first round versus Boston after being out since May 1 following another stint on the COVID protocol list. "This time was much better. Like I said, I been there before and recover quick and join the team...It's funny, they said it's not a lot of people get twice," said Kuznetsov. "It wasn't easy to be in hockey shape right away after you sit in a house." He had one shot and logged 26:41 of ice time on Wednesday in Washington's double overtime loss.
Boston Bruins DFS Spin
Taylor Hall scored a goal during Wednesday's 3-2 double OT win over the Washington Capitals. Hall tied the game, 1-1, in the second period. He's now found the back of the net in back-to-back games and it both cases they were game-tying goals. He finished the night with a plus-2 rating, two shots on goal and one hit in 25:04 of ice time. The 29-year-old has two goals in the first three games of this series. Brad Marchand and Craig Smith (game-winner) also scored in this one for Boston. The Bruins have a 2-1 lead in this best-of-seven series. They'll play Game 4 in Boston on Friday night.
Capitals vs. Bruins NHL Prediction
The under is 24-9-2 in the last 35 meetings in Boston, is 6-1-2 in the Capitals’ last nine playoff games as an underdog and is 4-1-2 in their last seven games overall. On the other side, the under is 20-9-3 in the Bruins’ last 32 games playing on one day of rest, is 10-4-1 in their last 15 playoff games when favored and is 4-1-1 in their last six games when playing an opponent with a winning percentage above .600.
NHL PLAYOFFS PREDICTION GAME 4: CAPITALS/BRUINS UNDER 5.5