Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitals Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/30/14
Washington Capitals (24-21-8) at Columbus Blue Jackets (26-23-4)
NHL Hockey: Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets -136 / Washington Capitals +124 --- Over/Under: 5.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: CSN-DC, FS-Ohio
The Washington Capitals stay on the road to face the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena.
Washington is looking to go on a hot streak an they've taken two steps towards that goal with a 5-4 overtime decision at Buffalo on Tuesday. Mike Green lit the lamp just 60 seconds in to the extra session for his second goal of the night to win it while Alex Ovechin scored twice and added a pair of assists with Troy Brouwer also scoring and picking up a helper. Braden Holtby picked up the win with a 23 save performance as the Caps and Sabres scored eight eight times in the first two periods before settling in to a defensive battle over the final 20 minutes.
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Columbus hasn't been at their best the past week with three consecutive defeats following a 3-2 loss to visiting Ottawa on Tuesday night. The Senators scored once in each frame with Jason Spezza netting the winner with over four minutes remaining in regulation. Cam Atkinson and James Wisniewski each scored for the Blue Jackets with the pair assisting on each other's goal. Curtis McElhinney absorbed the loss in a 25 save effort as Columbus dropped number three in a row after winning a franchise record eight straight contests. Both tallies were via the power play with the Sens also scoring twice with the man advantage.
It appears Columbus has gone from red hot to cold and who knows if this turns in to a full blown slump as only time will tell how things play out. As a bettor I am looking at taking the plus money with Washington...