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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 05/15/2021 NHL Tips, Spread & Picks

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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 05-15-2021 NHL Tips Spread & Picks

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 05/15/2021 – The Stanley Cup Playoffs officially begin with Game 1 of the East  Division semifinals series between the Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals, set on Saturday at the Capital One Center in D.C. It will be the battle of the 2nd and 3rd seed with the Capitals being at the higher position and will enter the series opener as favorites in the top betting sites for NHL. But besides the home-ice advantage for the Capitals, the series is expected to be tightly contested as evinced by the result of the teams’ head-to-head regular-season record: a split of their eight-game showdown. Game 1 starts at 07:15 PM Eastern Time with a live broadcast on NBC and NHL.TV. 

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 05/15/2021

When: Saturday, May 15, 7:15 PM ET

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

TV: NBC

Stream: NHL.TV

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 05/15/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Boston Bruins +1.5 (-270) 5.5 o (-111) +104
Washington Capitals -1.5 (+211) 5.5 u (-111) -128
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Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins hope to carry over their impressive performance during the last stretch of the regular season as they enter the first game of their playoff campaign. The team notched a 12-4-1 record to finish the eliminations and is looking to be more lethal with Charlie Coyle expected to be back and reinforce its third line. But more than the intense battle on the ice, one of the more interesting storylines of the series in Boston’s impending showdown against erstwhile captain Zdeno Chara, who joined Washington in the offseason after 14 seasons with the Bruins. 

Players to watch: B. Marchand C (G 29 A 40 PTS 69), P. Bergeron C (G 23 A 25 PTS 48), D. Pastrnak RW (G 20 A 28 PTS 48). 

Washington Capitals

The Capitals managed to keep themselves afloat amidst a series of unfortunate injuries to their key players. And here they are now, about to play in yet another playoff series. Injuries to forwards Alex Ovechkin, T.J. Oshie, and Nicklas Backstrom, and defenseman John Carlson and goalie Ilya Samsonov did not stop Washington from registering an 11-4-1 run to finish the regular season. The team has displayed great character in managing to play at a high level despite being short-handed. Gradually, they are getting their key pieces back, which spells danger for the Bruins, who are about to face them in a playoff series for the fourth time in history.

Players to watch: N. Backstrom C (G 15 A 38 PTS 53), J. Carlson D (G 10 A 34 PTS 44), T.J. Oshie RW (G 22 A 21 PTS 43).

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Betting Predictions

Trends

Bruins

Boston is 12-5 SU in their last 17 games.
Boston is 6-14 SU in their last 20 games against Washington.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Boston’s last 5 games on the road.
Boston is 3-11 SU in their last 14 games when playing on the road against Washington.
Boston is 6-3 SU in their last 9 games this season.

Capitals

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 6 games.
Washington is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games at home.
Washington is 11-3 SU in their last 14 games when playing at home against Boston.
Washington is 7-3 SU in their last 10 games this season.

Bruins vs Capitals Betting Picks

The Stanley Cup Playoffs are upon us, and the first game will show a glimpse of the quality of action that fans are about to witness for the rest of the postseason. Wagers on NHL Odds and Predictions are likewise about to surge. Betting on overs in the total lines market and Washington in the moneyline and spread markets are the best picks for Game 1. The Capitals will draw first blood against the Bruins in an expected high-scoring opener this weekend. 

Score Prediction: Bruins 3, Capitals 5.