Bruins vs. Capitals - 3/5/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (47-13-4) at Boston Bruins (35-23-6)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -110 / Washington Capitals -110 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, NESN
The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins meet Saturday night at the TD Garden.
The Washington Capitals look to remain hot after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.3 goals per game and are scoring on 23.9 percent of their power plays. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 41 goals, Evgeny Kuznetsov has 46 assists and Justin Williams has 154 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.4 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed 111 goals on 1,439 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up 28 goals on 380 shots. Holtby has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
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The Boston Bruins also look to keep rolling after winning eight of their last 12 games. The Boston Bruins are averaging three goals per game and are scoring on 21.7 percent of their power plays. Brad Marchand leads Boston with 33 goals, Patrice Bergeron has 31 assists and Loui Eriksson has 138 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.7 goals per game and are killing 81.9 percent of their power play chances. Tuukka Rask has allowed 122 goals on 1,493 shots faced and Jonas Gustavsson has given up 45 goals on 493 shots. Rask has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Capitals are 4-0 in their last 4 games playing on 0 days rest and 11-4 in their last 15 Saturday games. The Bruins are 12-3 in their last 15 games playing on 1 days rest and 10-4 in their last 14 vs. Eastern Conference. The Capitals are 6-2 in the last 8 meetings in Boston and 5-0 in the last 5 meetings overall.
The Capitals continue to flex their muscle and have even gotten the best of the Bruins recently. However, Boston is catching the Capitals on the end of a back to back and continues to be very tough to beat at home. With the cheap price, I'm taking Boston at home.