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The division rival Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets are set to renew hostilities on Friday when they meet at Nationwide Arena.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-3 loser as they battled the Penguins on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Penguins at -210 were rewarded, while the 7 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

The Blue Jackets were a 3-2 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Lightning. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at -125 on the moneyline, while the total score (5) was good news for UNDER bettors.

Columbus:
Team record: 22-20-4 SU, ATS
Current streak: won 4 straight games.

is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing at home against Washington
is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 11 of last 16 games

When playing on Friday are 4-6
Before playing Buffalo are 5-5
After playing Tampa Bay are 4-6
After a win are 6-4

Washington:
Team record: 22-17-8 SU, ATS
Current streak: lost 3 straight games.

is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Columbus
is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Columbus
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of last 7 games when playing on the road against Columbus

When playing on Friday are 3-7
Before playing Calgary are 4-6
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After a loss are 4-6

Next up:
Washington at NY Rangers, Sunday, January 19
Columbus at Buffalo, Saturday, January 18