Capitals vs. Blue Jackets - 3/28/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Columbus Blue Jackets (30-37-8) at Washington Capitals (53-16-5)
NHL Hockey: Monday, March 28, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Verizon Center)
The Line: Washington Capitals / Columbus Blue Jackets --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FSOH, CSNB
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Washington Capitals meet Monday night at the Verizon Center.
The Columbus Blue Jackets could use a win after losing six of their last eight games. The Columbus Blue Jackets are averaging 2.5 goals per game and are scoring on 17.1 percent of their power plays. Boone Jenner leads Columbus with 28 goals, Cam Atkinson has 21 assists and Brandon Saad has 213 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 3.1 goals per game and are killing 81 percent of their power play chances. Sergei Bobrovsky has allowed 85 goals on 930 shots faced and Joonas Korpisalo has given up 73 goals on 878 shots. Bobrovsky has allowed eight goals in his last three games.
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The Washington Capitals look for another win after winning 13 of their last 20 games. The Washington Capitals are averaging 3.1 goals per game and are scoring 22.8 percent of their power plays. Alex Ovechkin leads Washington with 43 goals, T.J. Oshie has 22 assists and Justin Williams has 184 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.3 goals per game and are killing 84.5 percent of their power play chances. Braden Holtby has allowed 128 goals on 1,645 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has given up 38 goals on 475 shots. Holtby has allowed seven goals in his last three games.
The Blue Jackets are 0-5 in their last 5 road games and 2-5 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference. The Capitals are 37-14 in their last 51 home games and 38-13 in their last 51 vs. Eastern Conference. The Blue Jackets are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings in Washington.
The Washington Capitals have been tough to beat at home all season long, and a struggling Blue Jackets team isn't going to be one of those teams. Look for Washington to continue to beat up the Eastern Conference with another victory here.