Boston Bruins at Washington Capitals Betting Pick

The Boston Bruins are on the road at the Washington Capitals in National Hockey League action on Monday. The Boston Bruins are 47-18-15 on the season. The Bruins have 109 points, which is tied with the Carolina Hurricanes for second in the Eastern Conference. Boston though is a single point ahead of Florida for the divisional lead. They are also just three points behind the Rangers for the top spot in the Eastern Conference.

Washington needs a win, and they need it bad. Coming into Monday, the Capitals are 38-31-11 on the season, for 87 points. The Capitals are tied with Detroit and Philadelphia for the 8th and final spot in the Eastern Conference postseason. Washington and Detroit have two games left, while the Flyers have just one. Washington is coming off a massive win at home over Tampa Bay on Saturday.

The Boston Bruins are -156 over the Washington Capitals. The total for this game is set at 5.5 goals.

Bruins Look like Cup Contenders

After falling on Tuesday to Carolina, the Bruins needed the 6-4 win on Saturday over Pittsburgh. Following this game, the Bruins are at home against the Senators on Tuesday. Boston has won four out of five games in the month of April.

David Pastrnak has been the best offensive threat for the Bruins this season. He has 47 goals on the season and 62 assists. His 109 points is way ahead of Brad Marchand, who is at 67 on the season. Charlie Coyle is third on the team with 25 goals and 35 assists.

Jeremy Swayman is projected to be in between the pipes for the Bruins in this game. Swayman is 25-9-8 on the season with a 2.56 goals against average on the season. Swayman has three shutouts on the season. The 25 year old has made 42 starts, and is coming off a loss on April 9th to Carolina.

Struggles Back and Forth for Washington

Washington has not been great over the final month, but they need to finish strong and get into the postseason. The Capitals lost their first four games of April. Their first win came in Detroit on April 9th. During the month, Washington is scoring just over 2 goals per game. On the season, the Capitals are scoring 2.65 goals per game.

The top scorer for Washington has been Dylan Strome. In 80 games, Strome has scored 27 goals and dished out 39 assists. Alexander Ovechkin is second with 64 points on the season. John Carlson, one of the top defenders in the game is third with 9 goals and 42 assists.

The Washington Capitals are projected to use Charlie Lindgren in this game. Lindgren is 23-16-7 on the season. He is allowing 2.77 goals per game. He has five shut-outs on the season. In his last start, the 30 year old beat the Lightning by allowing just two goals on 34 shots.

Capitals Beat Bruins at Home

The Washington Capitals could really use this one. For that matters, so could the Bruins. But, Boston is going to get in anyways. Look for this game to go to overtime, but when push comes to shove, we are going to take the Capitals and their desperation to win this game.

Our final bet for this game on Monday is the Washington Capitals +130 over the Boston Bruins. Enjoy the game and best of luck with all your National Hockey League betting!

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