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Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/12/2021 Odds, Picks and Predictions
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Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/12/2021 – The red hot Columbus Jackets will gun for a fourth straight win when they host the likewise streaking Washington Capitals on Friday night inside the Nationwide Arena in Ohio. After a relatively slow start, the Jackets have picked up the pace as they improved to 7-3-0 to seize a fifth place in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals, meanwhile, have moved up to the second spot with a 7-2-4 card after winning their last two games. Washington holds the slight edge in the latest NHL Betting Lines, tagged with a -154 moneyline price. The home team is then priced at +130. The match will begin at 07:00 PM Eastern Time with a live broadcast on ESPN+ and NHL.TV.
Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/12/2021
When: Friday, November 12, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets 11/12/2021 Betting Odds:
The Capitals will be heading to Columbus with a shorthanded lineup as some of the team’s core members continue to nurse health issues. Friday’s match will be the second of a back-to-back for Washington, making it more challenging for the rest of the squad to cover for their injured teammates. The Capitals are looking to extend their current winning run to three and establish a more comfortable cushion in the standings. The team is favored based on the latest odds, but Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Capitals will not take any chances against the surging Blue Jackets, especially on the road.
Players to watch: A. Ovechkin LW (G 11, A 10, PTS 21), E. Kuznetsov C (G 5, A 11, PTS 16), T. Wilson RW (G 3, A 7, PTS 10).
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Columbus Jackets have been running on fumes inside the rink, winning their last three assignments. The team would have loved to ride the momentum, but the team was forced to take an extended break after its 4-2 triumph over the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday due to circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. They could only hope to pick up where they left off when they host the Capitals on Friday night. Agonized by what could be the consequences of the unexpected break, coach Brad Larsen made sure his team would utilize the time off, especially with back-to-back games ahead of them.
Players to watch: O. Bjorkstrand RW (G 5, A 8, PTS 13), P. Laine RW (G 3, A 7, PTS 10), J. Voracek RW (G 0, A 10, PTS 10).
Washington Capitals vs Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Predictions
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Washington’s last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus’ last 6 games.
Capitals vs Blue Jackets Betting Picks
The extended break was very much needed for Columbus, but on Friday night, it will take a toll on them. The Blue Jackets will have their current winning streak snapped at home as they are about to fall into the hands of the Capitals in resounding fashion. The visiting squad will prove that their favorite tag in the latest NHL Odds are well deserved despite playing with a banged up roster.
Score Prediction: Capitals 5, Blue Jackets 2.