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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 08/09/2020 NHL Picks, Spread & Game Analysis

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Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 08-09-2020 NHL Picks Spread & Game Analysis

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 08/09/2020 – Two struggling Eastern Conference top teams will look to end the round-robin phase on a winning note as the Boston Bruins battle the Washington Capitals on Sunday, 9th of August, at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The match begins at 12:00 PM and will be broadcasted live on NBC and streamed on NHL.TV. The Bruins are slight favorites priced at -122 heading to this encounter according to the latest NHL Odds. The Capitals, who tallied 0-1-1 in their last to two games, are pegged at -101 to win.

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 08/09/2020

When: Sunday, August 9, 12:00 PM ET

Where: Scotiabank Arena, Toronto, Ontario

TV: NHL

Stream: NHL.TV

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals 08/08/2020 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Boston Bruins -1.5 (+237) 5.5 o (-123) -122
Washington Capitals +1.5 (-303) 5.5 u (+100) -101
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Boston Bruins

It has been a forgettable return from the best team in the NHL since the restart. After tallying the top record in the league prior to the hiatus, Boston Bruins seemed to have been lost, dropping their first two games in the bubble that has spurred agony to their fans in Boston. As a result of their hapless showing, the Bruins have lost their No. 1 spot in the East and will just settle with either of the bottom seeds among the top four teams in the conference. A win Sunday will earn them the third spot to face the New York Islanders in the first round of the playoffs, while a loss will drag them down to fourth to face the Carolina Hurricanes

Players to watch: C. Wagner RW (G 2 A 0, PTS 2), C. McAvoy D (G 1, A 1, PTS 2), J. Nordstrom LW (G 0, A 1, PTS 1).

Washington Capitals

After falling short in their first game since the break – a painful shootout loss to Tampa Bay – the Capitals absorbed a second straight setback in the round-robin match when they succumbed to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, 3-1. Injuries on several key players certainly did not help the cause of Washington as they struggled to gain traction on ice due to being undermanned. The Capitals led the regular-season series against the Bruins, 2-1, albeit the latter issued a statement in their last meeting in December by virtue of a 7-3 lopsided win. The uncertainty on the players’ availability will make the challenge to beat the Bruins more daunting but the Capitals vow to not let their guards down in order to notch their first win inside the bubble. 

Players to watch: R. Gudas D (G 0, A 2, PTS 2), D. Orlov D (G 0, A 1, PTS 1), E. Kuznetsov C (G 1, A 0, PTS 1).

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Betting Predictions

Trends

Bruins

Bruins are 6-0 in their last 6 games playing on 3 or more days rest.
Boston is 4-1 in their last 5 when their opponent scores 2 goals or less in their previous game.
Bruins are 44-16 in their last 60 games playing on 2 days rest.
Under is 5-0 in Bruins last 5 playoff games as a favorite.
Under is 6-1 in Bruins last 7 overall.

Capitals

Capitals are 9-1 in their last 10 Sunday games.
Washington is 4-1 in their last 5 vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Capitals are 10-3 in their last 13 games as an underdog.
Over is 4-0 in Capitals last 4 Sunday games.
Over is 6-1-1 in Capitals last 8 home games following a road trip of 7 or more days.

Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Betting Picks

It’s hard to imagine the Boston Bruins losing three consecutive games. They have seen enough since the restart and they are ready to get back to their winning. Their fellow bubble win-starved Capitals will go out with a sense of urgency but the NHL’s top team in the regular season will still prevail to seize a well-needed momentum before the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Score Prediction: Bruins 4, Capitals 3.