Capitals at Blue Jackets 2/12/19 - NHL Picks & Predictions
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Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL: 7:00 PM EST
Feb. 12, 2019
Latest Odds : CBJ -141 Total 6.5
The Capitals are slumping and they really need to start to shake off the slump as they are only 2 points ahead of the Blue Jackets now. However, the Capitals do have a fairly easy game to play on Monday night against the Kings at home and that will give the Capitals a little bit of an advantage in this game here as they should have a good game on Monday night. The problem is the Capitals will be playing in back to back games.
Alex Ovechkin is the player the Capitals have been able to rely on most of the season with a total of 61 points on the year. Ovi does lead the Capitals in goals with 37 on the year so far. However, John Carlson has been able to lead the Capitals in assist with 41 on the season.
The Blue Jackets seem to have snapped their losing streak when they picked up 3 straight wins on the road. However, the Blue Jackets are a team that has been able to come home to face the Capitals with a winning streak and at home the Blue Jackets have been fairly shaky at times. So this could be a challenge for the Blue Jackets, but with the way the Capitals have been slumping on the year it could help them out quite a bit.
The Blue Jackets on the season have been able to rely on Artemi Panarin for the points total with 63 points on the year. He has managed to get 21 goals and 42 assist as well. The leading goal scorer for the Blue Jackets has been Cam Atkinson who has put in 31 goals on the year.
Recent Betting Trends:
Capitals are 0-5 in their last 5 vs. Eastern Conference.
Blue Jackets are 4-1 in their last 5 games as a home underdog of +110 to +150.
Over is 4-1 in Capitals last 5 in the fourth game of a 4-in-6 days situation.
Over is 4-0-2 in Blue Jackets last 6 overall.
Free Betting Pick: Columbus Blue Jackets -141
The Blue Jackets are coming home after picking up a thrilling win over the Golden Knights. However, the Blue Jackets are also playing at a very high level coming home and the offense has really shown up quite a bit and that is going to make a difference in this game here as the Capitals defense has been streaky lately. Final Score Prediction, Columbus Blue Jackets win 4-2.