Capitals vs. Bruins Prediction
The Washington Capitals and the host Boston Bruins are both on a back-to-back as they prepare to face each other tonight. Can Washington pick up the road wins as the dogs?
Saturday, November 16, 2019
TD Garden at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers, the Bruins are a -130 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Capitals are a +110 underdog, while the total is set at 6.5 goals. As of Saturday afternoon, 53 percent of public bets are coming in on visiting Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Capitals fall to Canadiens
Washington lost by a score of 5-2 Friday night at home against Montreal to drop to 14-3-4 on the season. After a scoreless first period, the Canadiens scored four goals in the second period to take full control. The Capitals finally got on the board at the 14:26 mark in the third period on an Alex Ovechkin power play goal assisted by John Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom. Evgeny Kuznetsov made it 4-2 with 4:22 remaining on a goal assisted by Tom Wilson. Montreal added its final goal a couple minutes later. Ilya Samsonov allowed four goals on 39 shots in the loss.
Bruins double up Leafs
Boston earned a 4-2 win at Toronto Friday night to improve to 12-3-4 on the season. Charlie Coyle put the Bruins up 1-0 at the 6:12 mark of the first period with assists going to Matt Grzelcyk and Anders Bjork. The Maple Leafs tied it at 1-1 through two periods, but Brad Marchand gave Boston the lead back 11 seconds into the third period with assists courtesy of Brandon Carlo and Patrice Bergeron. Toronto tied it back up less than four minutes later, but the Bruins again took the lead at the 14:52 mark on a Marchand goal off assists from Coyle and David Krejci. Zdeno Chara added an unassisted goal to clinch it with 1:33 to play. Tuukka Rask made 29 saves on 31 shots in the winning effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Capitals are 5-0 in their last five games as an underdog. Washington is 4-0 in its last four road games.
The Bruins are 20-6 in their last 26 games versus the Metropolitan Division. Boston is 38-15 in its last 53 Saturday games.
Neither team has a rest advantage after playing last night on the road, but the Capitals will turn to No. 1 goalie Braden Holtby tonight whereas the Bruins are going with backup Jaroslav Halak. But what stands out is that it is Halak with the better save percentage and with the Bruins seemingly turning a corner last night after struggling the previous week, I like their chances to get a second straight win tonight.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: BOSTON BRUINS -130