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How the public is betting Capitals vs. Bruins first round NHL playoff series

The Washington Capitals and Boston Bruins face off in the first round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. We break down how the public is betting the series and Game 5 specifically.

Carl Hagelin #62 of the Washington Capitals and Oskar Steen #62 of the Boston Bruins skate during the third period of the game at Capital One Arena on May 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images

The No. 2 Washington Capitals and No. 3 Boston Bruins square off on Saturday, May 15th to open their seven-game series for Round 1 of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The winner advances to the second round of Stanley Cup Playoffs where they will face the winner of the Penguins-Islanders series. Washington and Boston split the season series four games apiece.

The Capitals have home ice advantage in this series, but the Bruins are a series favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. The betting public is on the third-seeded Bruins with 55% of bets and handle on Boston to win the series. You can bet on the exact outcome of the series and the favorite is Boston in six games at +415. That’s followed by Caps in seven and Bruins in five, with both at +525.

Below is the Capitals-Bruins series schedule. We’ll be updating with daily betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for each game in the series.

No. 3 Boston Bruins win series 4-1 over No. 2 Washington Capitals

Game 1: Capitals 3, Bruins 2 (OT)
Game 2: Bruins 4, Capitals 3 (OT)
Game 3: Bruins 3, Capitals 2 (2OT)
Game 4: Bruins 4, Capitals 1
Game 5: Bruins 3, Capitals 1

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