Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins 3/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins 3/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews
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The Washington Capitals will defend their lead in the East Division against the Boston Bruins at the TD Garden in Boston on Friday, March 5, 2021, at 7:00 PM ET.

The Washington Capitals achieved a four-game winning streak after beating the Boston Bruins in Game 1 of their doubleheader match at 2-1 last Wednesday. The Washington Capitals had an average of 3.4 goals per match and scored 29.1% of their power-play chance. Meanwhile, the Boston Bruins will have to win game 2 of this doubleheader match after losing 5 of their last 7 contests. Boston scored an average of 3.0 goals per outing and scored 26.8%.   

Washington’s Nicklas Backstrom led his team with 10 goals while John Carlson dished out 14 assists, and Alex Ovechkin attempted 68 shots on goal (SOG). The Washington Capitals permitted their opponents to score 3.2 goals per outing and killed 80.0% of their rival’s power plays. Goalie Vitek Vanecek allowed their opponents to score 48 goals on 536 shots. Washington is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games versus Boston and 4-1 SU in its last 5 outings on the road. Washington maintained the lead at 13-5-4 in the NHL East Division with a 30 points record after 22 games played.   

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Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins Predictions 3/5/2021

Brad Marchand recorded 10 goals in leading Boston, Patrice Bergeron dispensed 12 assists, and Nick Ritchie tried 44 shots on goal (SOG) for the Bruins. Goalie Tuukka Rusk has given away 34 goals on 346 shots defended and Jaroslav Halak permitted 17 goals on 175 shots. The Boston Bruins allowed an average of 2.6 goals per contest and stopped 87.9% of their adversaries’ power plays. Boston is 2-5 SU in its last 7 matches and the totals went UNDER in 4 of the Bruins’ last 5 outings. The Bruins are in 3rd place at 12-5-3 of the NHL East Division with 27 points and fell behind the Capitals by 2 outings at 20 with 27 points on their sheet.   

Washington Capitals vs. Boston Bruins. The NHL Pick for this match is Washington +120. The Capitals ranked 4th on the offense and 25th on defense while the Bruins ranked 16th on the offense and 6th on defense. Washington played the better hockey game recently, winning 4 of their last 5 outings including game1 of the doubleheader match against the Bruins. Boston is going to be the favorite in this contest at home with their tough defense. However, the Capitals won seven of their last 10 encounters with the Bruins and is still the hottest team with a four-game winning streak. Moreover, Washington has the strongest offense that ranked 4th in the league, and with all the injuries in Boston’s roster, the Capitals will be able to bring home their 5th straight win on Friday. Final score prediction, Washington Capitals will win as the underdog at +120 to a score of 4-1.  

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Washington Capitals vs Boston Bruins 3/5/2021 Picks Predictions Previews

NHL Starting Time: 7:00 PM ET

Location: TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts

Date: Friday, March 5, 2021


NHL Odds/Point Spread: Washington Capitals +120

NHL Totals: 6

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