The Washington Capitals will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets in an entertaining Metropolitan Division battle from Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Capitals are second in their division and they enter this game with a two-game winning streak. Columbus Blue Jackets are fifth on the table and are keen on extending their three-game winning streak. The NHL sportsbook has a predicted winner based on the odds and betting lines. The Blue Jackets will try to use their home advantage, but the Capitals are not an easy team to defeat.
Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets CashBet Wagering Analysis
The Washington Capitals have played a total of 13 games and are 7-2-4 on the season. The Capitals are behind the Hurricanes and are one step ahead of the Rangers. The Blue Jackets have played a total of 10 games and are 7-3-0 with their record. Columbus is behind the Devils and is one step ahead of the Flyers.
Washington Improves Offense
The Capitals have improved their offensive play in their last two games after scoring a total of seven goals. Washington defeated the Buffalo Sabres with a 5-3 final score. In their last game, they took out the Detroit Red Wings with a final score of 2-0. Washington’s offense is touching a total of 3.5 goals per game while their defense is giving up 2.6 on average. When it comes to their penalty kill, the Capitals are reaching 78 percent.
Blue Jackets Dominate with Their Penalty Kill
The Blue Jackets are closing in at 82 percent with their penalty kill and are scoring an average of 3.1 goals per game. The Blue Jackets are reaching 31 percent with their power play and are giving up 2.8 goals from the defensive end. Elvis Merzlikins has a save percentage of .94. Columbus defeated the Colorado Avalanche in their last game with a final score of 4-2. In their last two games alone, the Blue Jackets have scored a total of 9 points.
Capitals vs. Blue Jackets Head to Head Handicapping Trends
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games.
Washington is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games against Columbus.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games on the road.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 6 games when playing on the road against Columbus.
Washington is 2-4 SU in their last 6 games against an opponent in the Eastern Conference.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus’ last 6 games.
Columbus is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games.
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Columbus’ last 7 games against Washington.
Columbus is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games at home.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus’ last 6 games when playing at home against Washington.
Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets CashBet Free Pick
The NHL best bets today have predicted the Capitals to win this game and cover the spread. Columbus is a decent team but they are not strong enough against the Capitals and their offensive power.
Capitals vs. Blue Jackets CashBet Best Bet: Washington Capitals.
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