The Washington Capitals are riding a 6-game losing streak. The Boston Bruins look for a win after winning 8 of their last 10 games. Let’s preview this game and give out a Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins prediction.
Washington Capitals Betting Preview
The Washington Capitals recently lost to the Stars, Canadiens and Panthers. The Washington Capitals are averaging 2.37 goals per game and are scoring on 14.6 percent of their power play opportunities. Dylan Strome leads Washington with 19 goals, John Carlson has 26 assists and Alex Ovechkin has 160 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 3.08 goals per game and are killing 79.3 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Darcy Kuemper has given up 80 goals on 752 shots faced, and Charlie Lindgren has allowed 55 goals on 628 shots.
Boston Bruins Betting Preview
The Boston Bruins recently beat the Canucks and Flyers while losing to the Flames. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.45 goals per game and are scoring on 25.5 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 33 goals, Charlie Coyle has 27 assists and Brad Marchand has 134 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.57 goals per game and are killing 82.4 percent of their opponent’s power plays. Linus Ullmark has given up 66 goals on 778 shots faced, while Jeremy Swayman has allowed 63 goals on 810 shots.
Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins prediction
The Washington Capitals are back on one of these ugly losing streaks and their defense has been getting rocked time and time again. A game at the TD Garden isn’t going to be what gets the Caps back on track. The Boston Bruins are 17-5-3 at home this season, and they’ve won 8 of the last 10 meetings against the Capitals. When it rains it pours and right now the flooding doesn’t look like it’s going to stop in Washington. This is a tough spot for the Capitals. Give me the Bruins and of course I like the PL to shave down the juice. There’s nowhere else to go in this spot.