Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals - 4/10/22 NHL Picks and Prediction
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Washington Capitals (39-22-10) vs Boston Bruins (45-21-5)
Game Info: Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 1:30 pm (Capital One Arena)
Betting Odds: Washington Capitals -110 / Boston Bruins -118 --- Over/Under: 6.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Washington Capitals host the Boston Bruins in Sunday NHL Action.
The Boston Bruins come into this road contest with an overall record of 45-21-5. Through 71 games, the Bruins are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. On the season, they have found the net 225 times, good for a rank of 15th among NHL teams. Heading into the game, Boston is the 5th ranked defensive team, allowing opponents to score at an average rate of 2.66 goals per game. So far, the Bruins have a strength of schedule rating of 32nd in the league. When diving into their opponent-adjusted scoring margin, they come into this game as the 11th ranked team in the NHL.
The Washington Capitals get set to host the Boston Bruins with an overall record of 38-22-10. This mark places them 4th in the Metropolitan division. Through 70 games, the Capitals have scored 230 goals, giving them an average of 3.21. This output gives them a rank of 12th among NHL teams. On defense, Washington is the 11th ranked unit, giving up 2.9 goals per contest. So far, the Capitals have played the 22nd most difficult schedule in the league. And, when taking into account Washington's scoring margin relative to the quality of their competition, they come in with a power ranking of 14th in the NHL.
Through 71 games, the Boston Bruins' leading goal scorer is David Pastrnak. With his 33 assists, he is the second in overall points, coming in at 71. On the season, he is turning 12.5% of his shots into goals. In addition, the Bruins have benefited from the strong play of Brad Marchand, who is the team's overall leader in points. In Boston's 71 games, he has come up with 31 goals on a shooting percentage of 15.0%. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of 13. Boston's top goalie is Linus Ullmark, who is giving up an average of 2.58 goals per game.
Through 68 games, the Washington Capitals' goal and overall scoring leader is Alex Ovechkin, with 81 points. He has reached his mark of 43 goals, with a shooting percentage of 14.3%. So far, 33.0% of his goals have come during power play time. Behind him is Evgeny Kuznetsov, who has 46 assists to go along with his 22 goals. While on the ice, his offensive production has led to a plus-minus rating of +7.0. Washington's top goalie is Ilya Samsonov, who is giving up an average of 2.95 goals per game. In his 37 games played, he has come up with a quality start just 28 percent of the time.
In Boston's 71 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 34-33-4. So far, the team has been less likely to go over the betting line when playing on the road, going just 16-18-2. On the season, 54.0% of Boston's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 56% of the scoring coming from the Bruins. In Washington's 70 games, the over has hit in over half of their games, going 41-29-1. So far, taking the over when the Capitals are playing at home has been a good bet with an over-under record of 22-14-1. On the season, 63.0% of Washington's games have gone for at least 6 goals or more, with 52.0% of the scoring coming from the Capitals. With a line set at 6.5 goals, look for the Bruins and Capitals to surpass this number. I recommend taking the over.
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