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Washington Capitals vs. Columbus Blue Jackets - 1/12/19 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Columbus Blue Jackets at Washington Capitals
Date & Time Saturday January 12, 2019, 7:00 PM (EST)
Location
Capital One Arena
Washington, DC
The Line
Washington -150 / Columbus +125 / over-under: 5.5
TV Channel
FS-Ohio
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The Columbus Blue Jackets go on the road to face the Washington Capitals in Saturday NHL action.

The Columbus Blue Jackets are eyeing back to back wins after squeezing by Nashville 4-3 in OT on Thursday. Nick Bonino, Viktor Arvidsson and Mattias Ekholm scored in the third for Nashville. Ekholm also had an assist and Pekka Rinne recorded 32 saves to secure a point for the Predators.

Columbus saw Boone Jenner score in the first and third with Artemi Panarin lighting the lamp in the third. Panarin netted the overtime winner and Zach Werenski added two helpers for the Blue Jackets who received 32 saves from Joonas Korpisalo.

The Washington Capitals have followed a three game skid with a three game winning streak after defeating Boston 4-2 on the road Thursday. Ryan Donato and David Krejci supplied markers for Boston and Jaroslav Halak gave up three goals on 21 shots to get the loss.

Alex Ovechkin scored twice for Washington with Jakub Vrana and Nicklas Backstrom also finding the back of the net. TJ Oshie assisted twice and Braden Holtby stopped 39 shots to pick up the win for the Capitals.

Under is 5-1 in Blue Jackets last 6 vs. a team with a winning record and under is 9-2-3 in Blue Jackets last 14 games following a win and Blue Jackets are 4-1 in their last 5 vs. Metropolitan. Capitals are 7-1 in their last 8 vs. Metropolitan and under is 6-1-1 in Capitals last 8 vs. Eastern Conference and under is 17-5-5 in Capitals last 27 home games vs. a team with a road winning % of greater than .600. Road team is 7-1 in the last 8 meetings and Blue Jackets are 1-5 in the last 6 meetings and over is 5-1 in the last 6 meetings in Washington. 

Washington has won four of the last five matchups with Columbus so I’m looking at the Caps…

Pick:
Washington -150

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