Friday, January 8, 2016
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday, January 8, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at -115 and the Hurricanes at +104. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 41 games. They have an overall record of 15-23-3 and on the road they have a record of 8-14-0. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 105 goals and given up 131 goals for a point differential of -26. Carolina shows up with a record of 16-18-7 including 8-8-4 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 94 goals and surrendered 114 for a goal differential of -20.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 6 goals this season with 88 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 17 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 15 goals on 80 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 30 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%.
Eric Staal has accumulated 24 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 8 goals this season with 98 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Justin Faulk has averaged 25 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 14 goals on 121 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Cam Ward has 11 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 669 shots against him and has given up 65 goals. He has made 604 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Blue Jackets have 33 total points this season. They have scored 103 goals while giving up 130 goals. They have had 125 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 146 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.70% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 39 points on the season. They have 20 power play goals on 123 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 97 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 94 goals scored while they've given up 113 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.72%. As a team they give up 26 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 13-26 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 19-19-3 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 16-25 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-16-12 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/30/15 LW Matt Calvert Knee out 4 weeks
11/30/15 LW Markus Hannikainen Shoulder expected to miss 2 months
01/06/16 D Seth Jones Acquired probable Friday vs. Carolina
01/04/16 GO Curtis McElhinney Ankle out indefinitely
01/04/16 RW David Clarkson Upper Body out indefinitely
01/02/16 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin out indefinitely
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/24/15 LW Nathan Gerbe Ankle expected to miss 4-6 weeks
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
01/06/16 C Victor Rask Upper Body injured last game, "?" Friday vs Columbus
01/06/16 FW Phil Di Giuseppe Concussion is downgraded to out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus
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