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Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Matchup Report

Columbus Blue Jackets

Washington Capitals
6-10-0 November 12, 2013, 07:00 PM | Verizon Center 9-8-1

The Washington Capitals battle the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday in NHL betting action at Verizon Center.

The Capitals sport a record of 9-8-1 heading into this matchup, while the Blue Jackets sit at 6-10-0 on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-9 for the Capitals and 7-7-2 for the Blue Jackets.

View Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 153 moneyline underdogs in this one at most online sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including 5Dimes. The total opened at 5.5 for those preferring over under wagers, watch for the line updates during the day at Bovada.

This game matches up the No. 13 (Capitals) and the No. 12 (Blue Jackets) teams according to our current NHL Power Rankings.

Columbus won its last outing, a 5-2 result against the Islanders on November 9. Bettors who backed the Blue Jackets at -132 on the moneyline won on the day, and the total score (7) sent OVER bettors to the payout window.

Last time out for Washington, they were a 4-1 loser as they battled the Avalanche on the road. Moneyline bettors who got the Avalanche at -155 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game UNDER for totals bettors.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Washington's No. 8-ranked offense (3.17 goals per game) against a Blue Jackets defense that ranks No. 19 at 2.88 goals per game allowed. The Capitals powerplay has clicked at a 26.67% rate while the Blue Jackets have a 78.85% rate on the penalty kill.

Next up:
Columbus at Boston, Thursday, November 14th
Washington at Detroit, Friday, November 15th