Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins Prediction, NHL Odds

admin | Updated Jan 20, 2022

The Boston Bruins look to bounce back tonight as the Washington Capitals make their only visit to TD Garden of the season.

Washington
44-26-9-3
AT
January 20, 2022, 7:00 PM ET
TD Garden
Boston
51-26-3-2
Puckline +1.5 -158
Moneyline +169
Over / Under o +6

56%

Betting Action

44%

Puckline -1.5 +132
Moneyline -203
Over / Under u +6

56%

Betting Action

44%

Boston got slapped 7-1 by the Carolina Hurricanes at home Tuesday night, snapping their win streak at five games.

The Bruins are -154 favourites to win on the NHL odds with a total of 6.

Capitals vs. Bruins NHL Betting Odds

The Bruins opened the season series scoring six straight goals on route to a 7-3 win over Washington on January 10th. Brad Marchand and David Pastrnak each had two goals and an assist in the win. Last season these teams met eight times, splitting the series 4-4. The Over went 5-3, with the Bruins covering the spread five times. The Capitals have received 60 per cent of the betting action so far.

The Caps have only one cover in their past seven games, but they still boast a 21-19 record ATS. They are 10th in goals per game helping them go 21-17 the Over, including their two most recent games.

Boston has played the Over in seven of their last 10 games, including their two most recent contests, making them 18-17 to the Over thus far. They have failed to cover the spread for three straight games now, not helping to improve their 15-21 record ATS.

Washington Capitals

Tom Wilson was the unlikely overtime hero for the Capitals in Tuesday night’s 4-3 home win over the Winnipeg Jets. Alex Ovechkin opened the scoring for his team, potting his league-leading 27th goal in the first period. Ovechkin has goals in three straight games, keeping up his ridiculous pace so far this season.

Defenceman Dmitry Orlov felt the wrath of the NHL’s Department of Player Safety after receiving a two-game ban for kneeing Jets forward Nikolaj Ehlers. John Carlson (COVID Protocol) remains out of the lineup as well, therefore the Caps will be without their top two defenceman tonight.

Washington has a two-point lead over Pittsburgh for third in the Metropolitan Division, they return home Saturday night to host the Ottawa Senators.

Boston Bruins

After retiring Willie O’Ree’s number 22 and raising his jersey to rafters, the Bruins put up a stinker versus Carolina, allowing seven goals for the first time this season. Goaltender Tuukka Rask’s debut was spoiled as well, getting pulled after letting in five goals on 12 shots.

Patrice Bergeron scored the lone Bruins marker, while Brad Marchand was pointless for the first time in six games. Marchand has been on fire since turning his calendar to 2022, picking up 17 points through 10 games played in the new year.

The B’s 8-2-0 record over the past 10 games has pulled them into the final wildcard spot in the East, but they will still need five more points to catch up to Toronto.

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