The Washington Capitals (22-9-9) visit the Boston Bruins (22-12-2) Thursday. Puck drop at TD Garden is set for 7 p.m. ET. Below, we look at the Capitals vs. Bruins odds and lines, and make our expert NHL picks, predictions and bets.
The Capitals have had a rough January with just two wins in seven outings. They picked up a 4-3 overtime win at home over the Winnipeg Jets last time out Tuesday as LW Alex Ovechkin scored for the third consecutive game and extended his point streak to five games.
The Bruins had a five-game win streak snapped Tuesday when they dropped a 7-1 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes on home ice. G Tuukka Rask allowed 5 goals on just 12 shots before getting the hook and will not be between the pipes Thursday. Boston won at Washington 7-3 Jan. 10.
Capitals at Bruins odds, spread and lines
- Money line: Capitals +140 (bet $100 to win $140) | Bruins -175 (bet $175 to win $100)
- Against the spread (ATS): Capitals +1.5 (-175) | Bruins -1.5 (+135)
- Over/Under (O/U): 5.5 (O: -130 | U: +105)