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Capitals face off against the Blue Jackets

The Washington Capitals have been tagged with a loss in three of their last four games against the Columbus Blue Jackets as those Eastern Conference teams meet in NHL betting action on Thursday night.

The Capitals and Blue Jackets last met on December 11, with Columbus winning 3-2 as a road underdog on the NHL odds at the sportsbooks in an UNDER result. The OVER/UNDER, however, is 7-3 in the last 10 games between the two teams dating back to 2009.

Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets Opening Odds and Betting Line

The visiting Washington Capitals opened as 100 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 1.5 for those preferring over under betting, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

Computer Prediction: Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets Pick

Odds Shark computer prediction formulas pick a 2.8-2 win for the Capitals on Thursday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NHL matchups here.

Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets bring a 13-15-2 record to the battle against the 14-10-6 Capitals. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Columbus go 14-15-1 so far and the Capitals go 14-15-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 26 (Columbus Blue Jackets) and the No. 1 (Washington Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

How Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Columbus Blue Jackets No. 24-ranked offense (2.4 goals per game) against a Washington Capitals defense that ranks No. 15 at 2.7 goals per game allowed. The Blue Jackets powerplay has clicked at a 22.52% rate while the Capitals have a 77.53% rate on the penalty kill.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Capitals were a 2-1 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Panthers. That made winners of bettors who got Florida at +116 on the moneyline, while the total score (3) was good news for OVER bettors.

The Blue Jackets were a 1-0 winner in their most recent outing on the road against the Red Wings. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +169 on the moneyline, while the total score (1) was good news for OVER bettors.

Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Odds Trends

Washington is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games on the road
Washington is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games when playing Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Washington's last 5 games when playing Columbus
Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Columbus's last 5 games
Columbus is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games at home
Columbus is 6-12-1 SU in its last 19 games when playing Washington

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at New Jersey, Saturday, December 20th
Columbus home to Chicago, Saturday, December 20th

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