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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 05/17/2021 NHL Predictions, Picks & Odds

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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 05/17/2021 NHL Predictions, Picks & Odds

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 05/17/2021 – The Boston Bruins will enter their second game against the Washington Nationals in their postseason division battle from Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C. The NHL post season predictions are available online for this exciting East Division battle. The Boston Bruins will look forward to rebounding after dropping their first best-of-seven series on the road. Washington will try to build on their success as they take on the Bruins in their second game. Washington is 1-0 and they have the home advantage in this game. However, the Bruins are known to be one of those rebounding teams. 

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 05/17/2021

When: Monday, May 17, 7:30 PM ET

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

TV: NBCSN

Stream: NHL.TV

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 05/17/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Boston Bruins -1.5 (+225) 5.5 o (-105) -119
Washington Capitals +1.5 (-286) 5.5 u (-116) -103
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Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins were a tough opponent for the Capitals in their series opener. The Bruins scored two goals and gave up three to the Capitals in an overtime loss. Jake DeBrusk and Nick Ritchie scored for the Bruins from the offensive end. Tuukka Rask was strong enough to make 29 saves for the Bruins. The Bruins were touching 2.93 on average per game in their regular season. From the defensive end, they have given up an average of 2.39 goals per game. Brad Marchand was the leader in scoring with 29 goals per game.

Players to watch: C. McAvoy D (G 0 A 1 PTS 1), J. DeBrusk LW (G 1 A 0 PTS 1), D. Pastrnak RW (G 0 A 1 PTS 1).

Washington Capitals

The Capitals took to a neat start this season after their last success. Washington is riding a three-game winning streak and has won five of the last six. The Capitals have a strong offense that reached 3.36 goals per game in their regular season. From the defensive end, the Capitals gave up 2.88 to opponents. Nic Dowd, Tom Wilson, and Brenden Dillon scored for the Capitals in their success. Craig Anderson prevented 21 of 22 shots for the Capitals. Anderson replaced Vitek Vanecek due to his injury.

Players to watch: T. Wilson RW (G 1 A 1 PTS 2), T.J. Oshie RW (G 0 A 2 PTS 2), B. Dillon D (G 1 A 0 PTS 1).

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Betting Predictions

Trends

Bruins

Boston is 12-6 SU in their last 18 games.
Boston is 6-14 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 3-12 SU in their last 15 games when playing on the road against Washington.
Boston is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games this season.

Capitals

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Washington’s last 5 games.
Washington is 5-1 SU in their last 6 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 5 games at home.
Washington is 12-3 SU in their last 15 games when playing at home against Boston.
Washington is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games this season.

Bruins vs Capitals Betting Picks

The Bruins might have dropped their last game, but they are not an easy team to defeat. Boston holds the key to win this game with the NHL best bets in their favor. Back the Bruins to win and cover against the Capitals,

Score Prediction: Bruins 3, Capitals 1.