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Mon 05/17 | 11:30 PM UTC | Washington
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Boston Bruins 33-24, -400 ML
BOS -1.5
BOS -140
Over 5.5
Washington Capitals 37-20, +989 ML
WAS +1.5
WAS +120
Under 5.5

Expert Picks

Boston 4 @ Washington 3 | 05/17 | 11:30 PM UTC

Boston -135

WIN

ANALYSIS: Washington stole Game 1 at home in overtime despite losing starting goaltender Vitek Vanecek to a lower-body injury early. Backup Craig Anderson came on to make 21 saves and allow just a power-play goal. Apparently, Vanecek will not be ready to go here and co-No. 1 Ilya Samsonov was just activated off the COVID list and he's not ready, either. Thus, Anderson appears set to make his first playoff start since 2017, when he was with the Ottawa Senators. I don't trust him at all (clearly oddsmakers don't either since the B's are road favorites) so we will take Boston behind Tuukka Rask.

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Matt Severance

Severance Pays
+3489 147-83 IN LAST 230 NHL PICKS
+780 9-1 IN LAST 10 WAS ML PICKS
+300 3-0 IN LAST 3 BOS ML PICKS

Season Splits

33-24, -400 ML
37-20, +989 ML
All Games
ALL
All Games
57%
33-24, -17
37-20, +1446
64%
On Road
LOCATION
At Home
51%
15-14, -271
18-11, +506
62%
As Favorite
STATUS
As Underdog or Even
58%
31-22, -36
15-15, +266
50%
When Line was -160 to -130
MONEY LINE
When Line was +110 to +140
68%
13-6, +481
6-4, +300
60%
As Road Favorite
LOCATION & STATUS
As Home Underdog
50%
13-13, -390
8-6, +296
57%
vs Teams That Win >55% of Games
OPP WIN%
vs Teams That Win >55% of Games
63%
17-10, +529
13-10, +375
56%
vs Teams Allowing 2.6 to 2.9 GPG
OPP DEFENSE
vs Teams Allowing <2.6 GPG
57%
8-6, +34
10-5, +551
66%
After a Day Off
REST
After a Day Off
63%
30-17, +377
29-18, +1021
61%
vs WAS
HEAD TO HEAD
vs BOS
44%
4-5, -151
5-4, +109
55%
when Tuukka Rask starts
PROJECTED STARTER
when Craig Anderson starts
60%
15-10, +98
2-0, +158
100%