Hockey gambling odds handicappers have been impressed with the fast start of the Washington Capitals with the hockey lines this year while Boston has also impressed.
Faceoff time for this matchup is set for 7 PM Eastern Time. The game will be played at Verizon Center in Washington.
After losing their opening game at Atlanta 4-2, the Washington Capitals have since posted 4 consecutive NHL sports betting wins. Washington opened a 3 game home stand with a 7-2 blowout win over the New Jersey Devils and followed that up with wins of 3-2 over the Ottawa Senators and 2-1 over the New York Islanders.
Their last game was a 3-2 overtime road win over the Nashville Predators. The Capitals went under the total in 4 out of their first 5 games. Washington has been strong on both ends of the ice ranking 5th in goal scoring and 6th for goals against.
The Caps have enjoyed solid special teams play as they rank 11th for the power play and a strong 2nd in the NHL for penalty killing. Superstar left wing Alex Ovechkin, as would be expected, leads the Caps in scoring with 4 goals and 4 assists.
Center Brooks Laich has 3 goals and defenseman John Carlson has 5 assists. Goaltender Michal Neuvirth has gotten off to a great start with 2.16 goals against average and a save percentage of .930 as he has started all 5 games.
The Boston Bruins won 2 out of their first 3 betting NHL matchups and are coming off a 4-1 win at New Jersey. Right wing Nathan Horton leads Boston with 3 goals and center David Krejci has 4 assists.
Washington has beaten the hockey gambling odds in 5 out of their last 6 home games against the Bruins with 4 out of the last 5 games in this series at Verizon Center going under the total. Boston has paid out in 9 out of their last 14 road games with just 1 out of their last 5 road games going over the total.
Washington has gotten the money in 7 out of their last 11 home games with 4 out of their last 5 games at Verizon Center going under the total.