Saturday, December 31, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, December 31, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +116 and the Wild at -128. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 34 games. They have an overall record of 25-5-4 and on the road they have a record of 11-2-3. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 119 goals and given up 71 goals for a point differential of +48. The Blue Jackets have an overall record of 10-0-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-9 and an over/under record of 12-19-3. Minnesota shows up with a record of 23-8-4 including 13-3-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 111 goals and surrendered 72 for a goal differential of +39. The Wild have a record of 10-0-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 22-12 while their over/under record sits at 12-16-7.
Cam Atkinson has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 15 goals this season with 98 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Zach Werenski has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 6 goals on 86 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 23 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 858 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 801 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Eric Staal has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Wild. He has 11 goals this season with 92 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 5 goals on 70 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 19 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 842 shots against him and has given up 47 goals. He has made 795 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Blue Jackets have 54 total points this season. They have scored 119 goals while giving up 71 goals. They have had 100 power play opportunities and have scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 28%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 97 power play opportunities and given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.56% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Wild have a total of 50 points on the season. They have 17 power play goals on 97 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 104 power play opportunities and have given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 111 goals scored while they've given up 72 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.72%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 94%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 49.4% as they've attempted 1,897 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,944 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 1,427 attempts while they've given up 1,438 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season. They have 971 face off wins compared to 1,069 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.6%. On defense Columbus has 654 hits and they've blocked 506 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 1,919 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,027 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49% as they have 1,431 shots while they've given up 1,489 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 49.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52% as they've compiled 1,120 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,032 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 538 shot attempts and they have 580 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 23-9 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 12-19-3 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 22-12 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 12-16-7 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
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -128
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