Account of slumps before the All-Star break have backers of Washington and Boston frustrated and concerned. For the Capitals it’s fair to say that their NHL betting online losses can at least partly be due to a Stanley Cup hangover. Also looming large is the leadership hole left by departed coach Barry Trotz. New head coach Todd Reirden simply doesn’t command the same commitment by the players to the back end of the ice. For Boston their inconsistent goal scoring is becoming more of a problem as the season unfolds. Secondary scoring must soon emerge to salvage the Bruins season.
Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals
Date and Time: Sunday, February 3, 2019, 12:30 p.m. ET
Location: Capital One Arena, Washington, DC
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Late on has Boston been in the red with five losses in their last seven games. Three of their last four matchups have gone over the total. As a result, the Bruins are 27-17-5-1 with just 19 of their 50 games going over the total. Presently Boston ranks 18th for goal scoring but second for the power play. The Bruins rank fourth for goals against and 16th for the penalty kill. Now the standings have Boston in the seventh of eight playoff spots in the Eastern Conference.
Washington has been in free fall with seven losses in their last eight games. Four of their last five games have gone over the total. The Caps now have an NHL betting online record of 27-15-5-1 with only 21 of their 50 games staying under the number. Despite the slump Washington remains in second place in the Metropolitan Division. Concurrently the Caps rank eight for goal scoring and 10th for the power play. However, that is offset by marks of 23rd for goals against and 25th for penalty killing.
Stats to Consider
Despite recent problems Boston has been a solid sportsbook value on the road. The Bruins have won five of their last eight games on road ice. Just five of their last 20 away matchups went over the total. Contrarily the Capitals have been losing big money on home ice. Washington has paid in just one of their last six games at Capital One Arena. Three of their last four home games have gone under the total.
Team vs. Team
Above all Washington utterly owns the cashier’s cage in their series with Boston. The Caps have won 14 games in a row against the Bruins. Just two of the last seven between these teams went under the total. And at Capital One Arena the Capitals have gotten the cash in nine of their last 10 against the B’s. Also the last four games in this matchup at Boston went over the total.
Matchup to Watch
Indeed, Washington left wing Alex Ovechkin gives them a major NHL Betting online matchup advantage. To illuminate the “Great Eight” has 37 goals, 20 assists and a plus nine on the season. As mentioned earlier Washington totally rules the cashier’s cage in this head to head series.
Bruins vs. Capitals NHL Betting Online Picks
In this situation Washington has the edge based on head to head.
NHL Betting Online Pick: Washington Capitals
NHL Betting Online Series Prediction: Capitals 4, Bruins 2
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