Blue Jackets vs. Capitals - 3/3/15 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (34-20-10) at Columbus Blue Jackets (26-32-4)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets +133 / Washington Capitals -147 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSOH
The Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets meet Tuesday at the Nationwide Arena.
The Washington Capitals hope to keep rolling after winning five of their last eight games. The Capitals are averaging 2.9 goals per game and have scored seven goals in their last three games. The Washington Capitals have two power play goals in their last five games and have won six of their last seven games when scoring at least three goals. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 41 goals, Nicklas Backstrom has 47 assists and Troy Brouwer has 110 shots on goal. Defensively, the Capitals are allowing 2.4 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in seven of their last 10 games. Braden Holtby has allowed 116 goals on 1,551 shots faced and Justin Peters has given up 34 goals on 271 shots.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets hope to snap a six-game skid. The Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and have scored five goals in their last three games. The Columbus Blue Jackets have one power play goal in their last seven games and have lost four of their last six games when scoring at least three goals. Nick Foligno leads the Blue Jackets with 24 goals, Ryan Johansen has 33 assists and David Savard has 84 shots on goal. Defensively, the Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and haven’t allowed a power play goal in five of their last eight games. Curtis McElhinney has allowed 72 goals on 838 shots faced and Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 91 goals on 1,044 shots.
The Capitals are 20-7 in their last 27 games playing on 1 days rest and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. a team with a losing record. The Blue Jackets are 5-2 in their last 7 Tuesday games and 0-6 in their last 6 vs. Eastern Conference. The home team is 6-2 in the last 8 meetings.
The Blue Jackets have to get back in the win column eventually, right? The home team has dominated this series as of late and the Capitals weakness recently has been teams with losing records. I'll take the home team for the plus money.