NHL Betting Picks for 01-05-17

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitals

Divisional bragging rights will be on the line on Thursday when the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Washington Capitals meet at Verizon Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Capitals listed as 135-moneyline favorites versus the Blue Jackets, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.

Washington was a 6-5 winner in its last match at home against the Maple Leafs. They won as favorites, while the total score of 11 made winners of OVER bettors.

Columbus was a 3-1 winner in its last match at home against the Oilers. They won as favorites, while the total score of 4 made winners of UNDER bettors.

Columbus: (27-5-4 SU)

Current Streak: won 16 straight games.
Columbus is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
Columbus is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Columbus’s last 6 games

Washington: (23-9-5 SU)

Current Streak: won 3 straight games.
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Washington is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
Washington is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Washington Capitals

Pick: Over 5 Goals

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Carolina Hurricanes vs. St. Louis Blues

The Carolina Hurricanes and the St. Louis Blues will both be trying to pick up a win on Thursday when they battle at Scottrade Center.

Oddsmakers currently have the Blues listed as 145-moneyline favorites versus the Hurricanes, while the game’s total is sitting at 5.

Last time out for St. Louis, they were a 4-1 winner as they battled the Blackhawks at home. Moneyline bettors who got the Blues at -123 were rewarded, while the 5 combined goals moved the game PUSH for totals bettors.

The Hurricanes were a 3-1 loser in their most recent outing at home against the Devils. That made winners of bettors who got New Jersey at +162 on the moneyline, while the total score (4) was good news for OVER bettors.

Carolina:
Team record: 16-14-7 SU
Carolina is 14-7 ATS in its last 21 games
Carolina is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Carolina’s last 7 games

St. Louis:
Team record: 20-13-5 SU
St. Louis is 5-12 ATS in its last 17 games
St. Louis is 3-8 ATS in its last 11 games at home
St. Louis is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games at home

Carolina Hurricanes vs. St. Louis Blues

Pick: St Louis Money Line (-145)