Blue Jackets vs. Capitals Prediction
The Washington Capitals are rolling again with three wins in a row following three defeats. Can Washington make it four straight victories tonight at home versus the Columbus Blue Jackets?
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Capital One Arena at 7:05PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Capitals are listed as a -147 favorite to win on the moneyline. The Blue Jackets are a +127 underdog, while the total is set at 6 goals. As of Saturday afternoon, 83 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Washington. Check out our NHL Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Blue Jackets down Predators
Columbus secured a 4-3 overtime home victory Thursday night over Nashville as Artemi Panarin scored the game-winning goal in the extra session. It was his second power play goal of the contest. Boone Jenner also scored two goals in the triumph. Zach Werenski dished out two assists. Joonas Korpisalo made 32 saves on 35 shots in the winning effort.
Ovechkin scores twice in Caps win
Washington doubled up host Boston by a count of 4-2 Thursday night, its 14th straight win over the Bruins. Jakub Vrana scored a goal in the win, while Nicklas Backstrom scored in the third period to break a 2-2 tie before Alex Ovechkin added an insurance tally. It was Ovechkin's second goal of the contest. T.J. Oshie added two assists in the winning effort. Braden Holtby surrendered two goals on 41 shots in the winning effort.
NHL Betting Trends
The Blue Jackets are 4-1 in their last five games versus the Metropolitan Division. The road team is 7-1 in the last eight meetings.
The Capitals are 5-1 in the last six meetings. The over is 5-1 in the last six meetings in Washington.
Washington has won three in a row, but Columbus might have revenge on its mind after last season's playoff series. The Caps could also be looking at a letdown after a win against Boston, a game which they always seem to put a lot of effort into. The Blue Jackets have a solid squad and are fully capable of beating any team on any given night. I'm going to take a shot on the underdog in this spot.
NHL DAILY PREDICTION: COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS +127