Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals - 11/16/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Washington Capitals (14-3-4) at Boston Bruins (12-3-4)
NHL Hockey: Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 7:00 pm (TD Garden)
The Line: Boston Bruins -145 / Washington Capitals +131 --- Over/Under: 6
TV: NESN, NSWA
The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins meet Saturday in NHL action at the TD Garden.
The Washington Capitals look to stay hot after winning 12 of their last 15 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.9 goals per game and are scoring on 22.9 percent of their power play opportunities. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 13 goals, John Carlson has 22 assists and T.J. Oshie has 37 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing three goals per game and are killing 84.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has allowed 17 goals on 200 shots and Braden Holtby has given up 41 goals on 424 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed three or less goals in five of their last seven games.
The Boston Bruins look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Boston Bruins are averaging 3.6 goals per game and are scoring on 30.5 percent of their power play opportunities. David Pastrnak leads Boston with 16 goals, Brad Marchand has 19 assists and Patrice Bergeron has 63 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 82.1 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up 24 goals on 326 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed 19 goals on 233 shots. The Boston Bruins have allowed three or more goals in five of their last six games.
The Capitals are 5-0 in their last 5 games as an underdog, 5-0 in their last 5 games as a road underdog and 4-0 in their last 4 road games. The Bruins are 20-6 in their last 26 vs. Metropolitan, 38-15 in their last 53 Saturday games and 62-29 in their last 91 games as a home favorite. The over is 4-0 in Capitals last 4 games as an underdog. The over is 4-1 in Bruins last 5 games playing on 0 days rest. The Capitals are 16-5 in the last 21 meetings in Boston. The road team is 5-2 in the last 7 meetings. The underdog is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings.
We're getting solid plus money with the hottest team in hockey in the Washington Capitals, a team that does nothing but win regardless of opponent or where the game is played. In fact, only the New York Islanders have been more profitable up to this point in the season than the Washington Capitals. We know what the Boston Bruins are capable of and how good they are especially at home, but turning down plus money with the Capitals regardless of the situation doesn't seem wise.