Washington vs Boston: prediction for the NHL game
The Capitals square off against the Bruins in the National Hockey League action on January 11. What to expect from this game? Look out for our predictions in the article below.
Washington are slumping and their losing streak has reached three games. The Capitals suffered one defeat in regulation, to St. Louis (1:5), and recorded points in games against New Jersey (3:4 OT) and Minnesota (2:3 SO). Goalie Sampsonov had a terrible game against the Blues and was substituted off in the third period after conceding four goals. The Capitals also failed to maintain their advantage against the Wild and let the opponents win in a penalty shootout.
Boston broke their three-game winning streak when they lost to Minnesota with a score of 2:3. In the following match, the Bruins bounced back and crushed Tampa (5:2) away. Forwards Marchand and Pastrnak scored two goals each. The Bruins look great on their travels - they suffered only 2 defeats in 10 games away. Boston have a solid defensive line and concede no more than 2-3 times per game.
In 3 out of 5 head-to-head games, the teams failed to score in each period.
In 3 out of 4 head-to-head games, Boston scored first.
Washington are currently in a downturn, so Boston have a chance to defeat the powerful opponent. Considering their successful results in recent games away, we suggest betting on the Bruins.
Our prediction - handicap (0) to Boston
We don't expect a barn-burner here - the two sides rarely score a lot in head-to-head games. More than five goals were scored only in one game out of five.
Second prediction - total under 5.5 goals