Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitals - 11/15/16 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Washington Capitals (9-4-1) at Columbus Blue Jackets (7-4-2)
NHL Hockey: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Nationwide Arena)
The Line: Columbus Blue Jackets +118 / Washington Capitals -147 --- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: CSNB, FSOH
The Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets square off Tuesday night in a NHL matchup at the Nationwide Arena.
The Washington Capitals look for another victory after winning six of their last eight games. The Capitals are averaging 2.6 goals per game and are scoring on 12.5 percent of their power play opportunities. Marcus Johansson leads Washington with seven goals, Alex Ovechkin has four assists and T.J. Oshie has 31 shots on goal. Defensively, the Washington Capitals are allowing 2.4 goals per game and are killing 80.5 percent of their opponents power plays. Braden Holtby has given up 24 goals on 308 shots faced and Philipp Grubauer has allowed six goals on 80 shots. The Washington Capitals have allowed three or more goals in five of their last 10 games.
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The Columbus Blue Jackets also look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 11 games. The Blue Jackets are averaging 3.5 goals per game and are scoring on 33.3 percent of their power play opportunities. Nick Foligno leads Columbus with six goals, Sam Gagner has two assists and Josh Anderson has 18 shots on goal. Defensively, the Columbus Blue Jackets are allowing 2.5 goals per game and are killing 83.3 percent of their opponents power plays. Sergei Bobrovsky has given up 26 goals on 378 shots faced and Curtis McElhinney has allowed three goals on 53 shots. The Columbus Blue Jackets have allowed a combined 11 goals in their last three games.
The Capitals are 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan and 4-1 in their last 5 road games. The Blue Jackets are 5-0 in their last 5 home games and 1-4 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan. The Capitals are 4-1 in the last 5 meetings and the home team is 9-4 in the last 13 meetings.
The home team has dominated the series between the Capitals and Blue Jackets, and Columbus has played its best hockey this season at home. In fact, the Blue Jackets have won five straight at home. So, with teams playing good hockey and in good form, there's value with Columbus and the plus money.