Free NHL Playoffs Prediction: Blue Jackets vs Capitals NHL Betting Odds
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(45-30-3) Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitals (49-26-6)
Date: Thursday, April 12th
Time: 9:00 PM
Venue: Capital One Arena, Washington, District of Columbia
NHL Hockey Moneyline Odds: Capitals -145, Blue Jackets +125/strong>
NHL Hockey Puck Line Odds: OFF
NHL Betting Total: 5.5
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It’s an Eastern Conference showdown between two teams who really feel like they should be able to get through th to the second round of the playoffs. The Columbus Blue Jackets and the Washington Capitals face off with the Capitals having home ice advantage.
These teams have played four times so far this year with the Capitals winning three of those games.
Columbus Blue Jackets
There is struggling into the playoffs, and then there is what the Columbus Blue Jackets did. They come into this series having only one win in their last four games and a big reason has been the way the defense has been playing as of late.
In each of the last four games they have given up at least four goals and that isn’t a good trend when you are about to face a team that can score like the Washington Capitals.
In terms of goaltending Sergei Bobrovsky has actually had a decent season but most years when the playoffs roll around he really starts to struggle. He needs to keep his confidence in this series and try to have a good game one.
For the Washington Capitals, they just can’t seem to get over the hump and win that Stanley Cup but coming into this playoff series they are hot.
They have won eight of the last ten games and they seem to be clicking all around. One of the big storylines for the Capitals is goaltending.
Braden Holtby won’t get the game one start and instead they will turn to the backup, Philipp Grubauer who has less than 80 minutes of goaltending experience in the playoffs.
For the Capitals, this series is all going to come down to the offensive zone, and they need to try and make the Blue Jackets frustrated early.
NHL Betting Trends:
- Over is 13-3 in CLB last 16 road games.
- CLB are 13-4 in their last 17 overall.
- CLB are 6-2 in their last 8 road games.
- WAS are 12-3 in their last 15 overall.
- Over is 12-4 in WAS last 16 Thu. games.
- WAS are 8-3 in their last 11 games following a win.
- Favorite is 19-7 in the last 26 meetings.
Free Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitals NHL Prediction:
The Capitals offense is going to come out firing in this game.
4* Free NHL Betting Pick: Capitals -1.5
They will run up the score and that will lead to an easy victory.
NHL Free Score Prediction: Capitals 5 – Blue Jackets 2
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