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Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins 04/18/2021 Previews, Hockey Betting & Predictions

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Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins 04-18-2021 Previews Hockey Betting & Predictions

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins 04/18/2021 – The road trip started off with a huge win for the Washington Capitals after the team took care of business on Saturday in Philadelphia. Quite literally, there will be no days off for the Capitals after reclaiming the solo top spot in the East as they are immediately set to fly over to Boston within 24 hours to face the Bruins at the TD Garden. Like the Capitals, the Bruins themselves are beaming with pride as they continue to ride a winning streak that has now stretched to three after a shutout win against the New York Islanders on Friday. The current surge has kept the Bruins above the playoff line with 54 points in 42 games, enough to gain the home favorites tag from the top betting sites for NHL. The match starts at 12:30 in the afternoon with live broadcast schedules on NBC and NHL.TV.

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins 04/18/2021

When: Sunday, April 18, 12:00 PM ET

Where: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts

TV: NBC

Stream: NHL.TV

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins 04/18/2021 Betting Odds:

Team PUCKLINE TOTAL ML
Washington Capitals -1 (+245) 6.5 o (+155) +100
Boston Bruins +1 (-238) 6.5 u (-222) -120
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Washington Capitals

True to their promise, the Capitals made sure that they would rebound from a surprising loss to the Buffalo Sabres. A dominant 6-3 win against the Flyers to start their short trip was enough for Washington Capitals to rediscover its identity as the victory gave them back an undivided share of the No.1 position in the East. It was their 29th win in 45 games, earning them 62 points in the season as they head over and play their second straight road game against a red-hot Bruins in Boston. The latest win was special not only for the team but also for Alex Ovechkin who reached another career milestone. The Capitals’ star captain reached his 730th goal mark by scoring twice in the last game, putting him just one goal behind Marcel Dionne for fifth-most in NHL history.

Players to watch: N. Backstrom C (G 14 A 31 PTS 45),  A. Ovechkin LW (G 24 A 18 PTS 42), J. Carlson D (G 10 A 32 PTS 42). 

Boston Bruins

The Bruins know what is at stake in every game they play in, and that is what makes them a dangerous team right now. Boston has been on a roll, scoring their first three-game winning streak in more than two months. The recent success was already imminent when the team pulled off impressive moves prior to the trade deadline. The additions of Taylor Hall, Curtis Lazar, and Mike Reilly have done nothing but wonders for the Bruins and the team’s quest for a strong finish in the regular season and a deep run in the postseason. Coach Bruce Cassidy tipped his hat to Don Sweeney, the Bruins’ general manager who orchestrated the roster overhaul. With how things are going for the team, it is safe to say that they are more than ready to face the Capitals on their home ice this Sunday. 

Players to watch: B. Marchand C (G 21 A 29 PTS 50), P. Bergeron C (G 16 A 21 PTS 37), D. Pastrnak RW (G 17 A 18 PTS 35). 

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Betting Predictions

Trends

Capitals

The total has gone OVER in 6 of Washington’s last 6 games.
Washington is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
Washington is 15-5 SU in their last 20 games against Boston.
Capitals are 5-1 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Washington is 10-2 SU in their last 12 games when playing on the road against Boston.

Bruins

The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Boston’s last 20 games.
Boston is 5-2 SU in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Boston’s last 6 games against Washington.
Boston is 4-2 SU in their last 6 games at home.
Boston is 2-10 SU in their last 12 games when playing at home against Washington.

Capitals vs Bruins Betting Picks

Bad blood will manifest when the East rivals face each other on the ice this weekend. Expect a back-and-forth action between the Capitals and Bruins from the beginning period until the deciding minutes of the game. Poise and savvy will be the deciding factor come winning time – an advantage possessed by the visitors. Back Washington in the match-winner and spread markets of the NHL Picks and Odds. The breaks of the game will go in favor of the visiting Capitals, who will seize a second straight victory on the road to put an end to the Bruins’ victory run. 

Score Prediction: Capitals 5, Bruins 4.