Thursday, March 24, 2016
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, March 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +120 and the Blue Jackets at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.
Carolina comes into this matchup having played 73 games. They have an overall record of 31-28-14 and on the road they have a record of 14-15-8. Currently they are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 177 goals and given up 198 goals for a point differential of -21. The Hurricanes have 14 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 3-3-4. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-42 and an over/under record of 24-26-23. Columbus shows up with a record of 30-35-8 including 17-15-6 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 191 goals and surrendered 225 for a goal differential of -34. The Blue Jackets have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 26-43 while their over/under record sits at 35-35-3.
Jordan Staal has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 19 goals this season with 131 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 16 goals on 138 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Cam Ward has 20 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,193 shots against him and has given up 111 goals. He has made 1,082 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 13 goals this season with 167 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 38 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 15% by scoring 21 goals on 137 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 13 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 906 shots against him and has given up 82 goals. He has made 824 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Hurricanes have 76 total points this season. They have scored 176 goals while giving up 194 goals. They have had 220 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Hurricanes have allowed 182 power play opportunities and given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.99% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 68 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 224 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 254 power play opportunities and have given up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 185 goals scored while they've given up 221 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.67%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 53.2% as they've attempted 4,229 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,716 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.3% as they have 3,130 attempts while they've given up 2,855 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 54.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45.7% for the season. They have 2,247 face off wins compared to 1,925 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.9%. On defense Carolina has 1,384 hits and they've blocked 861 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 3,873 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,271 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.1% as they have 2,906 shots while they've given up 3,140 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 48.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.7% as they've compiled 2,191 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,311 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 1,131 shot attempts and they have 1,928 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 30-42 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 24-26-23 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 26-43 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 35-35-3 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
03/08/16 D Justin Faulk Ankle out indefinitely
02/27/16 C Andrej Nestrasil Back out for season
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
03/23/16 RW Jared Boll Possible Suspension "?" Thursday vs. Carolina
03/22/16 LW Nick Foligno Illness "?" Thursday vs Carolina
03/20/16 RW David Clarkson Concussion expected to miss 1 week
03/19/16 GO Curtis McElhinney Knee out for season
02/26/16 D Jack Johnson Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus
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