Bruins vs. Capitals Predictions, Odds, Preview

May 23, 2021
by Thom Cunningham
VI Betting Expert

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Game 5 Predictions

Score Prediction Capitals 3 Bruins 2

It's tough to pick against Boston here, but this series feels like it has a bit more life to it than advertised. Expect a tough and physical, low-scoring game that will see plenty of game stoppages due to fights. This should keep scoring low, as it will be tough for any team to garner momentum with the constant stoppage and long breaks.

Although Washington is a nice underdog to consider here, the UNDER seems like the safer bet between the two. The OVER has failed to hit in four of the last five meetings between both clubs, but it is an expensive -130 to go UNDER 5.5. Feel free to look into the period market betting instead for cheaper value if uneasy with the price tag.

The second period to go UNDER 1.5 goals is set at +107 and sees the most value of the three. If sold on the idea of a low-scoring and physical game, try the UNDER or take a chance on the value for the second period to see UNDER 1.5 total goals. Brad Marchand has been a moneymaker for prop bettors this series, so consider him until the wheels fall off the wagon.

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Game 5 Best Bets

  • UNDER 5.5 -130
  • Brad Marchand Goal +175
  • Patrice Bergeron Goal +200
  • UNDER 1.5 2P +107

The Washington Capitals face elimination on Sunday night, trailing the Boston Bruins 3-1 entering Game 5 at home. (AP)

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Game 5 Odds

First Round Series Odds

  • Bruins -135
  • Capitals +110
  • Bruins (-1.5) +190
  • Capitals (+1.5) -250
  • Over 5.5 +110
  • Under 5.5 -130

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Game 5 Betting Analysis

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

Boston Bruins: 36-16-8 SU, 24-36 ATS, 23-33-4 O/U
Washington Capitals: 37-16-7 SU, 32-28 ATS, 32-34-4 O/U

Boston Bruins vs. Washington Capitals Series History

  • 05/21/2021 - Washington 1 at Boston 4 (-1.5) (Under 5.5)
  • 05/19/2021 - Washington 2 (+1.5) at Boston 3 (Under 5.5)
  • 05/17/2021 - Boston 4 at Washington 3 (+1.5) (Over 5.5)

Boston has seen a net loss of -$219 when playing away from TD Garden this season. The Bruins are 16-9-5 on the road. Washington has won bettors $221 when playing at home. Washingon has compiled an 18-8-4 record at home this season.

Projected Goalies

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

Washington: Ilya Samsonov (13-4, 2 SO, 2.69 GAA, .902 SV%)

2021 NHL Playoff First Round Betting Resources

Odds per BetMGM - Subject to Change