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Capitals Have Been Owning Blue Jackets on Home Ice

Suffering a setback at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs last night, the Blue Jackets will have to put that behind them quickly and refocus for the second half of their doubleheader against the Capitals in Washington this evening. Columbus, the team that’s had games on consecutive nights more than any other team, has performed well on the second half of back-to-backs this season, going 7-3 SU in their last 10.

SHARK BITES
  • The Blue Jackets are 2-7 SU in their last 9 games on the road against the Capitals.
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of the Capitals' last 8 games.
  • The Capitals are 17-2 SU in their last 19 games at home.

This battle between the Caps and Jackets is an incredibly important one in the race for the Metropolitan. Washington leads Columbus by two points in the division and with just 10 games remaining, this matchup could go a long way in deciding playoff seeding.

When these guys last met up, Braden Holtby and the Caps came away with a 5-0 shutout of CBJ in D.C. and they’ll be significant favorites tonight with the fresher legs of the two teams. Washington has a 28-8 SU record at the Verizon Center this season and has gotten the puckline win in four of its last seven home wins against the Blue Jackets.

If you’re bold enough to take the Caps on the puckline tonight, it will pay off a price of around +220. That said, Sergei Bobrovsky, who’s in line for the start, has been basically unbeatable since the trade deadline, going 7-0-0 with a .963 save percentage and three shutouts in March.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets before puck drop in this match found them as 165 moneyline underdogs at 5Dimes. They saw an opening total of 5, according to BetOnline.

Prediction-scoring formulas run on this game pick a potential 3.1-2.4 result in favor of the Blue Jackets. 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

Supporters of the Columbus Blue Jackets have seen them go 47-19-6 so far this season, while the Capitals are at 47-17-8. In totals betting, the Washington Capitals are 33-25-14, while the Blue Jackets are 30-37-5. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Columbus injuries news.

The NHL Power Rankings at Odds Shark show the No. 12-rated Columbus Blue Jackets taking on the No. 3-rated Washington Capitals in this contest.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington's No. 3-ranked offense, averaging 3.22 goals per game, against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 3 at 2.35 goals allowed. The Capitals power play is averaging 22.12% while the Blue Jackets defense kills off 82.65% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Blue Jackets were a 5-2 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Maple Leafs. That made winners of bettors who got Toronto at +118 on the moneyline, while the total score (7) was good news for OVER bettors.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-2 winner as they battled the Flames at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Capitals at -201 were rewarded, while the 6 combined goals moved the game OVER for totals bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Columbus is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • Columbus is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Columbus is 2-7 SU in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • Washington is 3-7 ATS in its last 10 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 8 games
  • Washington is 12-5 ATS in its last 17 games at home
  • Washington is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Columbus home to Philadelphia, Saturday, March 25th
Washington home to Arizona, Saturday, March 25th

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