Saturday, October 22, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Saturday, October 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +265 and the Stars at -119. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Columbus comes into this matchup having played 2 games. They have an overall record of 0-2-0. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 5 goals and given up 9 goals for a point differential of -4. For the season they have an ATS record of 0-2 and an over/under record of 1-1-0. Dallas shows up with a record of 2-1-1 including 1-0-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 14 goals and surrendered 13 for a goal differential of +1. Their record against the spread is 2-2 while their over/under record sits at 3-1-0.
Alexander Wennberg has accumulated 3 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 1 goal this season with 5 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 16 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 17% by scoring 1 goal on 6 shots. He has 1 assist giving him a total of 2 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has no wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 73 shots against him and has given up 7 goals. He has made 66 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Jamie Benn has accumulated 4 total points this season for the Stars. He has 2 goals this season with 11 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Jason Spezza has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 25% by scoring 2 goals on 8 shots. He has 1 assist giving him a total of 3 points on the season. Kari Lehtonen has 1 win and 1 loss this season in net for the Stars. He has had 80 shots against him and has given up 6 goals. He has made 74 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Blue Jackets have no total points this season. They have scored 5 goals while giving up 9 goals. They have had 5 power play opportunities and have scored 2 goals on those chances for a percentage of 40%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 7 power play opportunities and given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.47% for the season to this point. They allow 37 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Stars have a total of 5 points on the season. They have 3 power play goals on 14 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 17 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 14 goals scored while they've given up 13 goals to this point. They average 26 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 13.33%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 51.3% as they've attempted 121 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 115 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.9% as they have 81 attempts while they've given up 88 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season. They have 65 face off wins compared to 60 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 52%. On defense Columbus has 44 hits and they've blocked 27 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 220 shots at full strength and they've given up 258 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 45.5% as they have 160 shots while they've given up 192 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 37.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 62.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.2% as they've compiled 120 face off wins this season and they have suffered 134 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 66 shot attempts and they have 71 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 0-2 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 2-2 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 3-1-0 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/21/16 D Ryan Murray Leg is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Chicago
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
10/10/16 GO Joonas Korpisalo Groin out indefinitely
Dallas Stars Injuries
10/21/16 RW Patrick Eaves Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Columbus
10/21/16 LW Patrick Sharp Concussion "?" Saturday vs. Columbus
10/20/16 RW Ales Hemsky Groin "?" Saturday vs. Columbus
10/20/16 RW Jiri Hudler Illness "?" Saturday vs. Columbus
10/10/16 C Cody Eakin Knee out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mattias Janmark Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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