Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 4/10/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Boston Bruins vs Washington Capitals
Date: Sunday, April 10, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Bruins (-110) Capitals (-110)
The Boston Bruins (45-21-5) are traveling to Capital One Arena on Sunday where they will attempt to beat the Washington Capitals (38-22-10). The line on this contest has Boston at -110 while Washington is opening at -110. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Boston Bruins went home feeling good about their game by earning a 2-1 win against the Lightning in their previous outing. Boston compiled 6 penalty minutes in this game. The Bruins didn't have their best offensive outing in this victory. Moreover, they had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to score. In the game, they earned a goal on 2 of the 37 shots they tried.
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The Bruins have had 2,037 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .907. At even strength, the Bruins have allowed the opponent to score 149 goals while scoring 176 on offense. Boston Bruins opponents have tallied 228 power play opportunities (4th in professional hockey) and have scored 40 goals in those attempts. For the current season, the have a total of 95 points and their points percentage is .669. Boston has taken 2,560 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.7%. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the Boston Bruins have racked up 223 goals (15th in the NHL) so far this year and have allowed 189. Boston has accumulated 205 power play opportunities and they have added 47 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 22.93%.
The man in net for this game is Jeremy Swayman. Swayman has been in goal for 44 games throughout his pro hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 27-13-3 and got the start in 43 games. Opponents have tallied 91 goals against Swayman in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.10. Swayman has seen 1,199 shots taken against him and has accrued 1,108 saves. His save percentage currently is .924 for his 2,598 minutes guarding the cage. Throughout his time in hockey, Swayman has accrued 30 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .698.
Their last time out, Washington squared up with the Lightning in an outing where the Capitals ended up with the win by a score of 4-3. The Capitals scored 4 goals of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play opportunities in this one and earned 2 goals out of those opportunities.
Washington has taken 2,179 shots (16th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.33%, while allowing the other team 2,041 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 80.83% on their opponents 193 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.1%. They have a tally of 211 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 19.91%. The Capitals have scored 183 goals at even strength and 42 goals (19th in the league) while on the power play. They have allowed 203 goals to be scored by of a combination of 166 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the Washington Capitals have earned a total of 225 goals, 86 points, as well as a points percentage of .614.
For the opposition you are expected to see Vitek Vanecek in the crease. He is sitting with 1,817 stops out of 1,998 shots tried, which gives him a save % of .909. Vanecek has accumulated a lifetime record of 38-21-9 and has played in 73 games. He was named a starter in 70 contests and has been on the ice for 4,099 mins. Vanecek's percentage of quality starts sits at 45.7% and he has earned 32 quality starts in his NHL career. His opposition is averaging 2.65 goals/game and he has surrendered 181 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take Boston (-110)
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