Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals Prediction, 2/8/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Washington Capitals
Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Location: Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.
TV: NBC Sports Washington
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+225) Capitals (-280)
The Columbus Blue Jackets (20-22-1) are en route to Capital One Arena on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Washington Capitals (25-13-9). The odds on this game have the Blue Jackets at +225 and the Capitals are priced at -280. The over/under comes in at 6.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the losing side of the ice with a 8-4 defeat to the Panthers their last time out. Columbus garnered 6 penalty mins in this game. The Blue Jackets had a good offensive performance in this defeat. They also had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to make the most of them. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 4 out of the 36 shots they attempted.
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Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have tallied 125 power play tries (20th in pro hockey) and have a total of 25 goals in those chances. The Blue Jackets have had 1,523 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .896. Columbus has tried 1,267 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.5%. While playing at even strength, the Blue Jackets have conceded 133 goals while having 117 when they are on offense. Columbus is sitting with 108 power play chances and they have notched 16 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 14.81%. For the season, they have scored 41 points and their points percentage comes in at .477. When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Columbus Blue Jackets have racked up 133 goals (17th in the NHL) on the campaign and have surrendered 158.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Joonas Korpisalo. Opponents have racked up 491 goals against Korpisalo in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.99. Korpisalo has played in 178 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .903 for his 9,851 minutes played. He has a mark of 75-64-21 and he started in 161 games. Over the course of his pro career, Korpisalo has tallied 76 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .472. Korpisalo has had 5,067 shots taken against him and has gathered 4,576 saves.
Their last time out, Washington opposed the Oilers in an outing where the Capitals ended up taking the loss by a final of 5-3. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to score a goal. The Capitals notched 3 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they attempted.
During this campaign, the Washington Capitals have earned a total of 150 goals, 59 points, as well as a points percentage of .628. They have permitted 128 goals to be scored by way of 102 goals at even strength and 26 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Capitals have earned 129 goals at even strength and 21 goals (24th in hockey) while on the power play. They have recorded 137 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 15.33%. Washington has taken 1,481 shots (9th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.13%, while allowing the other team 1,348 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 79.03% on their oppositions 124 power play tries, and their save percentage is 90.5%.
Across the rink you are expected to see Vitek Vanecek protecting the net. Vanecek has amassed a lifetime record of 31-16-9 and has participated in 61 games. Vanecek's quality start rate is 47.5% and he has earned 28 quality starts in his professional career. He has accrued 1,494 saves out of the 1,641 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .910. His opposition is averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has surrendered 147 goals overall. He has started in 59 games and has played 3,421 mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Washington (-280) and under 6 goals
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