Thursday, December 17, 2015
Gila River Arena
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Gila River Arena to play the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday, December 17, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +108 and the Coyotes at -119. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Columbus comes into this matchup having played 33 games. They have an overall record of 11-19-3 and on the road they have a record of 7-11-0. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 76 goals and given up 100 goals for a point differential of -24. Arizona shows up with a record of 14-14-2 including 7-4-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 81 goals and surrendered 95 for a goal differential of -14.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 22 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 6 goals this season with 78 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 13 goals on 69 shots. He has 10 assists giving him a total of 23 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%.
Oliver Ekman-Larsson has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Coyotes. He has 6 goals this season with 87 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 25 minutes played per game. Mikkel Boedker has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 11 goals on 74 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Anders Lindback has 4 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Coyotes. He has had 310 shots against him and has given up 31 goals. He has made 279 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Blue Jackets have 25 total points this season. They have scored 76 goals while giving up 99 goals. They have had 102 power play opportunities and have scored 19 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 112 power play opportunities and given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.92% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Coyotes have a total of 30 points on the season. They have 16 power play goals on 109 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 112 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 81 goals scored while they've given up 95 goals to this point. They average 26 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.28%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 11-22 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 13-17-3 against the over/under
Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 14-16 straight up
The Arizona Coyotes are 16-9-5 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/09/15 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin expected to miss 3-4 weeks
12/08/15 RW Rene Bourque Upper Body out indefinitely
11/30/15 LW Markus Hannikainen Shoulder expected to miss 2 months
11/21/15 D Cody Goloubef Jaw expected to miss 6 weeks
Arizona Coyotes Injuries
12/15/15 GO Mike Smith Lower Body expected to miss 8-10 weeks
12/11/15 C Martin Hanzal Lower Body out indefinitely
10/19/15 C Joe Vitale Eye out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus
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