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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 04/08/2021 Hockey Betting, Forecast & Spread

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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 04-08-2021 Hockey Betting Forecast & Spread

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 04/08/2021 – The Washington Capitals will be back at home after a five-game road trip. It was quite a forgettable stretch for the No. 1 team in the East, recording a subpar 2-3 card during the trip. They will try to turn things around when they host the Boston Bruins on Thursday at the Capital One Arena. The Bruins, who are coming off a huge 4-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers, continue to strengthen their grip of the fourth and last playoff spot in the division. It will be a closely even match based on the latest NHL Betting Odds. The puck drops at 07:00 Eastern Time which fans can catch live on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 04/08/2021

When: Thursday, April 8, 7:00 PM ET

Where: Capital One Arena, Washington, D.C.

TV: ESPN+

Stream: NHL.TV

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 04/08/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Boston Bruins +1.5 (-242) 5.5 o (-125) -104
Washington Capitals -1.5 (+207) 5.5 u (+113) -106
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Boston Bruins

The wins and losses continue to take turns for the Bruins after they took down the Flyers on Tuesday. Overall, the trend has kept the team afloat and safe above the playoff line. So far, Boston has maintained a five-point cushion over the Flyers and the New York Rangers, who both are chasing with 41 points each. Heading over to D.C. on Thursday, the team is hoping to carry the same fortitude in their bid to score their first winning streak since March 18. Brad Marchand continues to lead the way for Boston with 45 points on 18 goals and 27 assists, whilst  Patrice Bergeron has chipped in 33 points and David Pastrnak with 32. 

Players to watch: B. Marchand C (G 18 A 27 PTS 45), P. Bergeron C (G 15 A 18 PTS 3), D. Pastrnak RW (G 16 A 16 PTS 32).

Washington Capitals

The extended road trip has taken its toll on the Capitals. Heading back home to Washington, the Capitals are forced to huddle up and discuss the lapses they had that contributed to their recent dismal performance. The team now has the benefit to figure things out immediately given that they will play their next five games inside the Capital One Arena. Washington stays entitled to the No.1 position in the East, albeit the New York Islanders has now entered the picture as co-owners of the spot. Alex Ovechkin had his individual struggles during the recent trip where he just scored a single goal. Obviously, the Capitals would need their star captain to break out of the personal slump in order for them to get back on track and start winning games consistently again. 

Players to watch: N. Backstrom C (G 13 A 26 PTS 39), A. Ovechkin LW (G 19 A 15 PTS 34), J. Carlson D (G 10 A 22 PTS 32).

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Betting Predictions

Trends

Bruins

The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston’s last 15 games.
Boston is 4-16 SU in their last 20 games against Washington.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Boston’s last 6 games on the road.
Boston is 2-10 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Washington.
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Boston’s last 15 games against an opponent in the East conference.

Capitals

The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games.
Washington is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games.
Washington is 7-1 SU in their last 8 games at home.
Capitals are 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Boston.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games against an opponent in the East conference.

Bruins vs Capitals Betting Picks

The underwhelming showing the Capitals had recently has served notice for the rest of the teams in the East, especially those who are still in contention for a playoff spot. Hearing the footsteps of their rivals from behind, Washington is now compelled to unleash the teams’ inner beasts with the next victim being the Boston Bruins on Thursday. The prices on the best sportsbook 2021 for NHL have both teams at pick’em for the said match; hence, it is a good chance for wagers to place their bets on Washington.  

Score Prediction: Bruins 2, Capitals 4.