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NHL Betting Odds and Prediction - Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets will try to be nasty hosts on Saturday when the Washington Capitals pay a visit to Nationwide Arena.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you're backing the visiting Washington Capitals in this one, they Capitals listed earlier today as favorites of -160 at most sportsbooks, including Bovada. Those over/under total betting saw the number open in the area of 5.5, depending on the book.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Capitals to win this game 3.8-1.7. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Columbus Blue Jackets currently sport a record of 14-22-3. The Washington Capitals are 28-7-2. Betting totals have seen the Blue Jackets post a 17-19-3 OVER/UNDER record this season, while the Capitals have gone 13-18-6 against the number. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Columbus vs Washington injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 30 (Columbus Blue Jackets) and the No. 1 (Washington Capitals) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Columbus's No. 21-ranked offense, averaging 2.51 goals per game, against a Capitals defense that ranks No. 1 at 2.11 goals allowed. The Blue Jackets power play is averaging 17.36% while the Capitals defense kills off 85.98% of their penalties.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Washington lost its last outing, a 4-2 result against the Hurricanes on December 31. Bettors who backed the Hurricanes at +102 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (6) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

The Blue Jackets were a 6-3 winner in their most recent outing at home against the Stars. That made winners of bettors who got Columbus at +150 on the moneyline, while the total score (9) was good news for OVER bettors.

Betting Trends
  • Washington is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
  • Washington is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Washington is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Columbus
  • The total has gone OVER in 7 of Washington's last 9 games when playing Columbus
  • Columbus is 4-11 SU in its last 15 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games
  • Columbus is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Columbus's last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Washington at Boston, Tuesday, January 5th
Columbus home to Minnesota, Tuesday, January 5th