Bruins vs. Capitals Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 17, 2021
Thom Cunningham
VI Betting Expert

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Game 2 Predictions

Score Prediction Bruins 4 Caps 3

Craig Anderson will take the net for Washington in this game, and Boston was the favorite in Game 1. It's easy to see why Washington is the home underdog, but keep in mind that the Capitals have won four of their last five games when playing as underdogs. They thrive in that role and are coming off a momentous win.

However, it feels like Boston is due to even this series up before returning to TD Garden. Washington is successful in recent games as the underdog, while also winning three of the last four games against Boston. It's a bit foolish to consider the road Bruins at minus-value, even if they win.

Smart odds tell you to take Washington's ML, but there are other trends to play if uneasy on a winner for what is essentially a coin flip game. Four of the last five meetings have failed to go UNDER the goal total between both teams, and going OVER a low 5.5 has plus value. Also, Boston has gone OVER 1.5 2P Goals in 11 straight games when playing in Washington, D.C. at night.

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Game 2 Best Bets

  • OVER 1.5 2P (-125)
  • OVER 5.5 (+114)
  • Brad Marchand Goal +175
  • Daniel Sprong Goal +350

Washington has won the first period in three of its last four home games when playing as the underdog after an overtime game prior. (AP)

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Game 2 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Bruins -130
  • Captials +105
  • Bruins (-1.5) +200
  • Capitals (+1.5) -250
  • Over 5.5 +120
  • Under 5.5 -145

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Game 2 Betting Analysis

  • Venue: Capital One Arena
  • Location: Washington, D.C.
  • TV-Time: NBCSN - 7:30 p.m. ET

Boston Bruins: 33-16-7 SU, 23-33 ATS, 22-31-3 O/U
Washington Capitals: 36-15-5 SU, 29-27 ATS, 31-22-3 O/U

Boston has lost bettors -$460 when playing on the road this season, but do have a 15-9-5 record when playing away from TD Garden. Washington has won bettors $321 when playing inside Capital One Arena this season. The Capitals have an 18-8-3 record when playing at home.

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Series History

  • 05/15/2021 - Boston 2 at Washington 3 (+1.5) (Push 5)
  • 05/11/2021 - Boston 1 (+1.5) at Washington 2 (Under 5.5)
  • 04/18/2021 - Washington 3 at Boston 6 (-1.5) (Over 5.5)

Projected Goalies

Boston: Tuukka Rask (15-5, 2 SO, 2.28 GAA, .913 SV%)

Washington: Craig Anderson (2-1, 0 SO, 2.13 GAA, .915 SV%)

2021 NHL Playoff First Round Betting Resources

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change