Capitals Vs Blue Jackets: NHL Betting Preview, Tips And Picks – January 31, 2023

Written By PlayPicks Staff on January 29, 2023

Both the Washington Capitals and Columbus Blue Jackets are coming off a defeat, heading into their meeting at Nationwide Arena on Tuesday at 7:00 PM ET. The oddsmakers have made the Capitals heavy favorites at -216 on the moneyline, despite being the visitors, and the Blue Jackets are at +177.

The betting facts in this article are based off odds valid as of January 31, 2023 at 5:31 PM ET. Check out the article below for the most up-to-date lines for this outing and click here to get the best DraftKings Sportsbook deposit bonus!

Capitals Vs Blue Jackets Betting Odds

  • Moneyline: WAS: (-216) | CBJ: (+177)
  • Puck line: WAS: -1.5 (116) | CBJ: +1.5 (-139)
  • Total: 6 — Over: (-125) | Under: (+103)

Injury Report as of January 31

Capitals: Tom Wilson: Out (Lower Body), Connor Brown: Out (Knee), John Carlson: Out (Face), Carl Hagelin: Out (Hip), Nic Dowd: Out (Lower Body)

Blue Jackets: Jakub Voracek: Out (Upper Body), Gustav Nyquist: Out (Upper Body), Zach Werenski: Out (Shoulder), Jake Bean: Out (Shoulder), Adam Boqvist: Questionable (Upper Body), Yegor Chinakhov: Out (Ankle), Carson Meyer: Out (Oblique), Justin Danforth: Out (Shoulder), Nick Blankenburg: Questionable (Upper Body)

Computer Picks

Moneyline Pick Capitals
Total Pick Over (6)
Spread Pick Blue Jackets (+1.5)

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Capitals Vs Blue Jackets Team Stats

Capitals Avg. (Rank) Blue Jackets Avg. (Rank)
3.12 (16th) Goals Scored 2.54 (29th)
2.83 (10th) Goals Allowed 3.86 (30th)
31.8 (16th) Shots 28.8 (28th)
30.0 (9th) Shots Allowed 35.0 (31st)

Capitals Key Players

Alex Ovechkin 51 32 22 54 221 10 -1
Evgeny Kuznetsov 51 6 35 41 119 4 -4
Dylan Strome 51 11 25 36 89 3 -6
Conor Sheary 52 12 18 30 105 2 +6
Erik Gustafsson 51 7 20 27 94 0 +8

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Blue Jackets Key Players

Johnny Gaudreau 50 13 35 48 132 1 -18
Patrik Laine 35 14 16 30 125 2 -11
Jack Roslovic 47 4 23 27 73 1 -7
Boone Jenner 39 14 12 26 120 5 -13
Kent Johnson 47 10 15 25 65 2 -5

Betting Trends

  • The Capitals have compiled a 15-8 record when listed as a moneyline favorite this season.
  • Based on this game’s moneyline, the Capitals have an implied win probability of 68.4%.
  • This season the Blue Jackets have won 13 of the 44 games, or 29.5%, in which they’ve been an underdog.
  • The implied probability of a win by the Blue Jackets, based on the moneyline, is 36.1%.
  • Washington and its opponent have gone over 6 combined goals in 26 of 52 games this season.
  • Columbus and its opponent have combined to score over 6 goals in 31 of 50 games this season.

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