Saturday, March 26, 2016
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Bridgestone Arena to play the Nashville Predators on Saturday, March 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +171 and the Predators at -190. The over/under has been set at 5.
Columbus comes into this matchup having played 74 games. They have an overall record of 30-36-8 and on the road they have a record of 13-20-2. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 193 goals and given up 228 goals for a point differential of -35. The Blue Jackets have 8 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-6-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-44 and an over/under record of 35-35-4. Nashville shows up with a record of 38-23-13 including 20-10-6 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 205 goals and surrendered 189 for a goal differential of +16. The Predators have 13 losses in OT and 1 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 36-36 while their over/under record sits at 28-30-16.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 13 goals this season with 169 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 this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 21 goals on 139 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 13 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 930 shots against him and has given up 85 goals. He has made 845 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Shea Weber has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Predators. He has 17 goals this season with 171 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 0%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 0 minutes played per game. Filip Forsberg has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 31 goals on 229 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 31 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,617 shots against him and has given up 145 goals. He has made 1,472 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets have 68 total points this season. They have scored 187 goals while giving up 224 goals. They have had 227 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 255 power play opportunities and given up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.58% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Predators have a total of 89 points on the season. They have 46 power play goals on 234 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 223 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 201 goals scored while they've given up 188 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.93%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 47.8% as they've attempted 3,954 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,317 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48.3% as they have 2,968 attempts while they've given up 3,175 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the season. They have 2,234 face off wins compared to 2,339 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.9%. On defense Columbus has 1,946 hits and they've blocked 1,142 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 4,136 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,839 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 53.1% as they have 3,102 shots while they've given up 2,735 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 51.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.3% as they've compiled 2,187 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,246 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 1,104 shot attempts and they have 1,703 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 26-44 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 35-35-4 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 36-36 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 28-30-16 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
03/24/16 RW Jared Boll Suspension expected to miss next 4 games; eligible to return April 2 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
Nashville Predators Injuries
03/24/16 D Anthony Bitetto Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Columbus
03/07/16 C Paul Gaustad Upper Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus
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