Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/30/21

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins NHL Picks, Odds, Predictions 1/30/21 Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Bruins (5-1-1) at Washington Capitals (5-0-3)

NHL Hockey: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

The Line: Washington Capitals +130 / Boston Bruins -150 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Boston Bruins and the Washington Capitals meet in NHL action from the Capital One Arena on Saturday night.

The Boston Bruins will look to build on their 3-2 overtime win over the Pittsburgh Penguins in their last outing. Brad Marchand leads the B’s in scoring with 10 points coming on 4 goals and 6 assists while Patrice Bergeron has 8 points with 5 goals and 3 assists and Nick Ritchie has 6 points with 3 goals and 3 helpers. Charlie McAvoy and David Krejci each have 5 assists while Charly Coyle and Craig Smith each have 2 goals and 2 assists for their 4 points this year. Tuukka Rask’s started four games with a 3-1 record and a 2.13 GAA while Jaroslav Halak’s gone 2-1 with a 1.30 GAA in his three starts.

The Washington Capitals will look to continue their hot start to the year after a 6-3 win over the Islanders last time out. Nicklas Backstrom leads the Caps in scoring with 10 points including 4 goals and 6 assists while John Carlson has 9 points with 3 goals and 6 assists and T.J. Oshie and Tom Wilson each have 7 points with Oshie logging 5 assists while Wilson has 4 goals and 3 helpers. Justin Schultz and Jakub Vrana each have 6 points with Schultz logging 4 assists while Vrana has 3 goals and 3 assists this season. Vitek Vanacek’s started the bulk of Washington’s games, putting up an impressive 4 wins with a 2.75 GAA this season.

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Boston is 4-0 in their last 4 games overall and 4-0 in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 7-2 in their last 9 games as a road favorite. Washington is 3-12 in their last 15 games following a win and 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games overall. Boston is 15-36 in the last 51 meetings between these two teams and 7-19 in the last 6 meetings between the two teams in Washington.

The Boston Bruins will reportedly be getting David Pastrnak back for this one, which will bring a huge boost to the Bruins, having him back in the lineup. However, while I backed Boston in our YouTube video, I think I’m changing course here. We’re getting a favorable price with a Washington team that’s yet to lose in regulation, and with Pastrnak coming back into the lineup, you have to imagine that it’s going to take some time to get him reacclimated in the lineup and back up to 100% game speed. I just think this is too good of a price and value to pass on, so give me

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Chris’s Pick Washington +130

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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