Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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The Boston Bruins travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, February 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at -145 and the Blue Jackets at +131. The over/under has been set at 5.
Boston comes into this matchup having played 56 games. They have an overall record of 30-20-6 and on the road they have a record of 18-6-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 172 goals and given up 157 goals for a point differential of +15. The Bruins have 6 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-26 and an over/under record of 26-23-7. Columbus shows up with a record of 23-28-6 including 11-11-5 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 148 goals and surrendered 178 for a goal differential of -30. The Blue Jackets have 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 21-34 while their over/under record sits at 28-26-3.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 21 goals this season with 195 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Loui Eriksson has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 19 goals on 117 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 20 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,247 shots against him and has given up 107 goals. He has made 1,140 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 10 goals this season with 134 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 18 goals on 107 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Joonas Korpisalo has 9 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 566 shots against him and has given up 44 goals. He has made 522 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have 66 total points this season. They have scored 168 goals while giving up 156 goals. They have had 159 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Bruins have allowed 194 power play opportunities and given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.49% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 52 points on the season. They have 30 power play goals on 171 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 198 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 144 goals scored while they've given up 175 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.76%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 49.3% as they've attempted 3,150 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,245 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 2,396 attempts while they've given up 2,416 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the season. They have 1,745 face off wins compared to 1,739 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense Boston has 1,525 hits and they've blocked 829 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 2,990 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,347 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.6% as they have 2,234 shots while they've given up 2,455 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 47.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.3% as they've compiled 1,698 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,821 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 892 shot attempts and they have 1,554 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 29-26 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 26-23-7 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 21-34 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 28-26-3 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg out indefinitely
02/14/16 C Patrice Bergeron Shoulder "?" Tuesday vs Columbus
02/08/16 GO Malcolm Subban Throat out indefinitely
01/06/16 D Adam McQuaid Concussion out indefinitely
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
01/22/16 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin out indefinitely
01/04/16 GO Curtis McElhinney Ankle out indefinitely
01/04/16 RW David Clarkson Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus
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