Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals - 1/30/21 NHL Picks and Prediction

Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals - 1/30/21 NHL Picks and Prediction Photo by John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Capitals (5-0-3) vs Boston Bruins (5-1-1)

Game Info: Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 7:00 pm (Capital One Arena)

Betting Odds: Washington Capitals +130 / Boston Bruins -154 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Boston Bruins and Washington Capitals meet Saturday in NHL action at the Capital One Arena.

The Boston Bruins look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Boston Bruins are averaging 2.7 goals per game and are scoring on 35 percent of their power play opportunities. Patrice Bergeron leads Boston with five goals, Brad Marchand has six assists and Craig Smith has 20 shots on goal. Defensively, the Boston Bruins are allowing two goals per game and are killing 92.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Tuukka Rask has given up nine goals on 95 shots faced and Jaroslav Halak has allowed four goals on 65 shots.

The Washington Capitals look for a win after splitting their six games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.8 goals per game and are scoring on 41.2 percent of their power play opportunities. Nicklas Backstrom leads Washington with four goals, John Carlson has six assists and Jakub Vrana has 16 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing three goals per game and are killing 75.9 percent of their opponents power plays. Ilya Samsonov has given up seven goals on 53 shots faced and Vitek Vanecek has allowed 17 goals on 200 shots.

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The Bruins are 1-4 in their last 5 road games and 4-0 in their last 4 overall. The Capitals are 2-5 in their last 7 Saturday games and 5-12 in their last 17 games playing on 1 days rest. The under is 7-2 in Bruins last 9 overall. The over is 5-1 in Capitals last 6 overall. The Bruins are 7-19 in the last 26 meetings in Washington and 15-36 in the last 51 meetings.

The Boston Bruins are on a roll right now and their defensive effort is strong out of the gate. However, the Washington Capitals continue to get disrespected by oddsmakers with these lines and it's very tough to turn them down at plus money prices. We hit twice on the Caps in the underdog role with wins over the Islanders. The Capitals have also had the upper hand over the years against the Bruins. I'm going to keep taking these plus money prices with the Capitals. 

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Randy’s Pick Washington Capitals +130

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