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Boston Bruins (33-16-7) vs. Washington Capitals NHL East Division First Round Betting

Boston Bruins (33-16-7) vs. Washington Capitals NHL East Division First Round Best Bets and Odds

Taylor Hall changed the NHL Playoff odds prospects of the Bruins. Previously, Boston was floundering and in danger of missing the playoffs.  Goal scoring became a crisis for the Bruins.  Meanwhile, Hall was miserable and unproductive with the dreadful last-place Sabres.  But as a former Hart Trophy MVP winner, he still carries cache.  Hall was eager to escape Buffalo for a contender.  Boston brought him in at the trade deadline.  Hall caught fire and made Boston a Stanley Cup favorite.  Meanwhile, the Capitals finished ahead of the Bruins.  But the public bet the Bruins up to favored status.

East Division First Round

Boston Bruins (33-16-7) vs. Washington Capitals (36-15-5)

CashBet Odds:  Bost Bruins -155 vs. Washington Capitals +125

Bruins vs. Capitals Series Schedule

Monday, May 17: Bruins at Capitals, 7:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Wednesday, May 19: Capitals at Bruins, 6:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
Friday, May 21: Capitals at Bruins, 6:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN)
*Sunday, May 23: Bruins at Capitals TBD
*Tuesday, May 25: Capitals at Bruins TBD
*Thursday, May 27: Bruins at Capitals TBD

*=If Necessary

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals CashBet Wagering Analysis

Washington scored a 3-2 Top online sportsbook win over Boston in Game 1.  As a result, the Capitals enhanced their home-ice advantage. And reminded gamblers that they have merit as a top-tier contender.

Boston Backers See Cup Run Bruin’

Boston center Brad Marchand leads with 29 goals, 40 assists, and a +26.  While center Patrice Bergeron added 23 goals, 25 assists, and a +27.  Defenseman Charlie McAvoy anchors the blue line as a key Betting on NHL Playoffs asset.  McAvoy scored five goals with 25 assists and a +22.  Since his arrival, left-wing Taylor Hall scored eight goals, six assists, and a +15.  Number one goalie Tuukka Rask has a .913 save percentage, 2.28 goals-against average, and a 15-5-2 record.

Is Vitek Vanecek Ready for Playoffs?

 Washington goaltender Vitek Vanecek must emerge as a Stanley Cup Playoffs Betting asset for the Caps.  Certainly, Vanecek has the potential to do so.  However, he left game one with an injury. Backup Craig Anderson got the win with 21 saves on 22 shots.  Vanecek posted a .908 regular-season save percentage and 2.69 goals-against average with a record of 21-10-4.  Left-wing Alex Ovechkin has battled injuries heading into the playoffs.  Bad Boy right wing Tom Wilson had a goal and an assist in game one.

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Betting Trends

In sum, Boston posted a home record of 18-7-3.  At home, the Bruins got the money in seven of their most recent eight games.  Only one of their last six home games went under the number. On the road, the Bruins were 15-9-4.  Late on, the Bruins are 2-5 in their most recent seven-away games.  Five of their last six road tilts stayed under the total.

Washington was 17-8-3 on home ice.  Extending that success is an 8-4 record in their most recent 12 home games.  Six of their last seven home tilts went under the total.  On the road, the Capitals were 19-7-2.  Washington got the cash in nine of their most recent 11 away matchups.  While only one of their last eight away games stayed under the total.

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Head-to-Head Betting Trends

Overall, Boston is 6-5 in their most recent 11 games with the Capitals.  Only two of the last six in this series stayed under the total.  Washington is 5-2 on home ice against the Bruins.  And then five of the previous six in this series at Washington stayed under the total.  By contrast, the Bruins are 3-2 at TD Garden when hosting the Capitals.  Only one of the most recent five games in this series at Boston stayed under the total.

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals CashBet Free Pick  

In this situation, the Capitals are a strong NHL gambling value.  Washington is a dog with home-ice advantage against a team they led in the standings.

Bruins vs. Capitals CashBet Best Bet: 

Washington Capitals

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