Columbus Blue Jackets at Washington Capitals Game 5 Free Pick - Betting Odds - Predictions

Date: 
April 21, 3:00 PM EDT
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Betting Odds

Moneyline: 
Columbus +145/Washington -165
Total: 
5.5

The Blue Jackets jumped out to an early 2-0 series lead with a pair of road victories as underdogs, but Thursday’s 4-1 loss as -121 home favorites sends things back to Washington tied at two games apiece. Columbus tallied nine goals in those first two road games before struggling to score just three goals in its last two games at home. The key to Game 5 could be Sergei Bobrovsky’s play in goal after allowing three goals on 32 shots in Game 4.

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The early panic with the Capitals has turned into some solid momentum with those two victories on the road. Washington’s issues in the postseason have been well documented over the years, but when Alex Ovechkin is scoring goals, and Braden Holtby is making saves between the pipes, this is a tough team to beat.

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Columbus at Washington Betting Trends

  • The Blue Jackets are 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 games overall.
  • Columbus is 8-2 against the spread in their last 10 road games.
  • The game total has gone over in 4 of Columbus’s last 6 games against Washington.
  • The Capital’s are 14-5 straight up in their last 19 games overall.
  • Washington is 1-4 against the spread in their last 5 games at home against Columbus.

Injury Report

Columbus

  • Alexander Wennberg C Ques Sat - Upper Body
  • Lukas Sedlak LW Out indefinitely - Head

Washington

  • Andre Burakovsky LW Ques Sat - Upper Body

Columbus at Washington Prediction 04/21/2018

Ovechkin netted his third goal of the playoffs to help win Game 4 and Holtby has turned away 56 of the last 59 shots he has faced making the Capitals my pick to win Game 5.

Free Pick: 
Take the Capitals -165

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