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Blue Jackets Becoming a Great Source of Underdog Value

The Columbus Blue Jays have recovered from a slow start and are starting to turn the corner on the ice. Next up on the docket is a road tilt with the Washington Capitals in D.C. Sunday.

Shark Bites
  • The UNDER is 6-1 in the Blue Jackets' last 7 road games.
  • The OVER is 9-3-1 in the last 13 meetings.
  • The Blue Jackets are 1-6 in the last 7 meetings in Washington.

Sportsbooks opened the Jackets as +170 road dogs with an OVER/UNDER of 5.

Columbus posted a franchise-best seven-game home winning streak and owns a respectable 2-2-2 record away from home. Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky is expected to make his 15th start of the year. The Russian has allowed a total of three goals in his last two games and is 9-4-1 with a .932 save percentage and 2.20 goals-against average on the year.

The Caps aren’t playing at full strength right now. Forwards T.J. Oshie, Lars Eller and Andre Burakovsky all departed Friday’s game with the Rangers due to upper-body injuries, and Oshie is expected to miss an extended period of time.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NHL betting line for this matchup, Washington sat as -185 favorites over at BetOnline. The total was set at 5 at Bovada but may move closer to puck drop.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Blue Jackets to win this game 2.8-2.4. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Capitals sit at 11-4-2 on the season; in comparison, the Columbus Blue Jackets are currently 9-4-2. Looking to wager on the totals? Washington is 7-7-3 OU, and Columbus is 5-10 OU. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Columbus injuries news.

The Blue Jackets - Capitals odds would favor the Blue Jackets if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Washington is rated No. 13 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Columbus is at No. 1.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 2.71 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 6 at 2.33 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 13.73% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 84.78% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

In their last action, Columbus was a 4-2 winner at home against the Rangers. Bettors on Columbus at +140 on the moneyline collected their winnings from that game, while the total score (6) sent OVER bettors home happy as well.

Washington won its last outing, a 1-0 result against the Red Wings on November 18. Bettors who backed the Capitals at -207 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (1) sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Columbus's last 14 games
  • Columbus is 8-2 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Washington is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Washington is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games
  • Washington is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Washington is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Colorado, Monday, November 21st
Washington home to St. Louis, Wednesday, November 23rd

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