Saturday, January 2, 2015
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The Washington Capitals travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, January 2, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Capitals at -160 and the Blue Jackets at +144. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Washington comes into this matchup having played 37 games. They have an overall record of 28-7-2 and on the road they have a record of 13-4-1. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 117 goals and given up 78 goals for a point differential of +39. Columbus shows up with a record of 14-22-3 including 6-8-3 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 98 goals and surrendered 123 for a goal differential of -25.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 21 goals this season with 184 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. John Carlson has averaged 24 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 86 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 24 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 839 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 784 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 6 goals this season with 87 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 15 goals on 79 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 11 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 713 shots against him and has given up 60 goals. He has made 653 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Capitals have 58 total points this season. They have scored 115 goals while giving up 78 goals. They have had 111 power play opportunities and have scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. The Capitals have allowed 107 power play opportunities and given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.26% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 31 points on the season. They have 21 power play goals on 121 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 138 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Capitals have a total of 97 goals scored while they've given up 122 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.63%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 26-9 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 13-18-6 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 13-25 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 17-19-3 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Injuries
12/31/15 D John Carlson Lower Body expected to miss Saturday vs Columbus
12/30/15 RW Jay Beagle Upper Body out indefinitely
12/07/15 D Brooks Orpik Lower Body out indefinitely
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/30/15 LW Matt Calvert Knee out 4 weeks
12/29/15 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin "?" Saturday vs Washington
12/19/15 D David Savard Ankle out 4 weeks
11/30/15 LW Markus Hannikainen Shoulder expected to miss 2 months
11/21/15 D Cody Goloubef Jaw expected to miss 6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus
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