Friday, December 16, 2016
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Scotiabank Saddledome to take on the Calgary Flames on Friday, December 16, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Blue Jackets at -125 and the Flames at +113. The over/under is 5.
Columbus comes into this game having played 27 contests. They have an overall record of 18-5-4 and away from home they have a record of 8-2-3. Currently they are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 90 goals and surrendered 57 goals for a point differential of +33. The Blue Jackets have an overall record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-9 and an over/under record of 8-16-3. Calgary comes into this game with a record of 16-14-2 including 7-8-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 84 goals and surrendered 92 for a goal differential of -8. The Flames have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 14-16 while their over/under record sits at 13-16-3.
Zach Werenski has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 6 goals this season with 76 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 11 goals on 81 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 28 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 17 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 681 shots against him and has given up 45 goals. He has made 636 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Sam Bennett has accumulated 16 total points this season for the Flames. He has 7 goals this season with 51 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Michael Frolik has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 6 goals on 70 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 15 points on the season. Chad Johnson has 13 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Flames. He has had 552 shots against him and has given up 40 goals. He has made 512 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Blue Jackets have 40 total points this season. They have scored 90 goals while giving up 57 goals. They have had 78 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 26%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 74 power play opportunities and given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.73% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Flames have a total of 34 points on the season. They have 17 power play goals on 101 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 118 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 84 goals scored while they've given up 92 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.28%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 50.4% as they've attempted 1,550 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,524 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.7% as they have 1,161 attempts while they've given up 1,130 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the season. They have 766 face off wins compared to 853 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.3%. On defense Columbus has 542 hits and they've blocked 394 shots from the opposition.
Calgary has attempted 1,697 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,804 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.8% as they have 1,252 shots while they've given up 1,365 attempts on defense. The Flames have an offensive zone percentage of 48% and their defensive zone percentage is 52% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.6% as they've compiled 978 face off wins this season and they have suffered 995 face off losses. On defense Calgary has blocked 439 shot attempts and they have 632 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 17-9 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 8-16-3 against the over/under
Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 14-16 straight up
The Calgary Flames are 13-16-3 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
10/10/16 GO Joonas Korpisalo Groin out indefinitely
Calgary Flames Injuries
10/09/16 D Ladislav Smid Neck out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus -125
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