Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Pick

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Are the Washington Capitals going to record the upset win on the road tonight when they play the Columbus Blue Jackets at 7PM ET?


According to oddsmakers at YouWager, the Blue Jackets are listed as a -130 favorite on the moneyline. The Capitals are a +110 underdog, while the total is set at 5.5 goals.

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Columbus opened as a -135 favorite before the line dropped slightly. The over-under has remained at 5.5. While you are highly unlikely to find a different total at any other book, if you shop around the Blue Jackets can be found as low as -125 and the Capitals at +115.


As of Monday afternoon, 84 percent of public bets have been pouring in on the visiting Capitals. Online wager also shows that 68 percent of bets are coming in on the over.


Washington does not have anyone on its injury report. As for Columbus, center Mark Letestu was acquired in a trade and must pass a physical before joining the active roster. He is listed as questionable.


The Capitals are having a really good season, but they aren't the same team on the road with only a 14-11-4-1 record compared to 21-9-2-0 at home. This is the fourth meeting between these two squads this season and Washington has won them all including twice this month, one at each venue. The Capitals have won six games in a row in the series and eight of the last 10. While now would be a great time for the Blue Jackets to snap that skid, I just don't see it happening here. Washington has more offensive firepower and is too dominant against the opponent to ignore. Take the Capitals at a nice price.



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