Thursday, October 13, 2016
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The Boston Bruins travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at -103 and the Blue Jackets at -107. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Boston comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 42-31-9 last season and on the road they had a record of 25-13-3. They finished 4th in the Atlantic Division. They scored 240 goals and gave up 230 goals for a point differential of +10. The Bruins had 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 3-6-1. For the season they had an ATS record of 41-39 and an over/under record of 36-36-10. Columbus had a regular season record of 34-40-8 including 18-17-6 at home last season. They were 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 219 goals and surrendered 252 for a goal differential of -33. The Blue Jackets had 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 29-48 while their over/under record sat at 41-36-5.
Patrice Bergeron accumulated 68 total points last season for the Bruins. He had 32 goals last year with 282 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 36 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak averaged 14 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 15 goals on 108 shots. He had 11 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Tuukka Rask had 31 wins and 22 losses last season in net for the Bruins. He had 1,854 shots against him and gave up 157 goals. He made 1,697 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Brandon Dubinsky accumulated 48 total points last season for the Blue Jackets. He had 17 goals last year with 158 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 31 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 23 goals on 150 shots. He had 26 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky had 15 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He had 1,049 shots against him and gave up 97 goals. He made 952 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Bruins had 93 total points last season. They scored 240 goals while giving up 230 goals. They had 234 power play opportunities and scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Bruins allowed 270 power play opportunities and gave up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They averaged 32 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.16% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets had a total of 76 points on the season. They had 43 power play goals on 248 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. They allowed 279 power play opportunities and gave up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Bruins had a total of 219 goals scored while they gave up 252 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.17%. As a team they gave up 31 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
Boston had a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they attempted 4,667 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,710 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 50.2% as they had 3,553 attempts while they gave up 3,526 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins started possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 49.4% for the season. They had 2,592 face off wins compared to 2,548 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.4%. On defense Boston had 2,164 hits and they blocked 1,184 shots from the opposition.
Columbus attempted 4,357 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,797 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 47.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 47.9% as they had 3,258 shots while they gave up 3,537 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets had an offensive zone percentage of 48.7% and their defensive zone percentage was 51.3% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 49% as they compiled 2,471 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,572 face off losses. On defense Columbus blocked 1,260 shot attempts and they had 2,145 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins were 41-39 straight up last season
The Boston Bruins were 36-36-10 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets were 29-48 straight up last season
The Columbus Blue Jackets were 41-36-5 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
10/11/16 D Kevan Miller Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Columbus
10/11/16 C Austin Czarnik Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss 1-2 weeks
10/10/16 D Adam McQuaid Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Columbus
10/10/16 C Frank Vatrano Foot out indefinitely
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/11/16 D Cody Goloubef Oblique out indefinitely
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
10/10/16 GO Joonas Korpisalo Groin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus
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