Sunday, March 20, 2016
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Sunday, March 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +144 and the Devils at -160. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Columbus comes into this matchup having played 70 games. They have an overall record of 28-34-8 and on the road they have a record of 13-19-2. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 181 goals and given up 218 goals for a point differential of -37. 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 4-5-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-42 and an over/under record of 34-33-3. New Jersey shows up with a record of 34-30-7 including 16-15-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 161 goals and surrendered 182 for a goal differential of -21. The Devils have 7 losses in OT and 6 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 34-37 while their over/under record sits at 24-32-15.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 12 goals this season with 164 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 36 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 16% by scoring 21 goals on 131 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Joonas Korpisalo has 14 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 808 shots against him and has given up 66 goals. He has made 742 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mike Cammalleri has accumulated 38 total points this season for the Devils. He has 14 goals this season with 101 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Adam Henrique has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 25 goals on 133 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 26 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,525 shots against him and has given up 117 goals. He has made 1,408 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blue Jackets have 64 total points this season. They have scored 176 goals while giving up 214 goals. They have had 213 power play opportunities and have scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 242 power play opportunities and given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.71% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Devils have a total of 75 points on the season. They have 43 power play goals on 211 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 225 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 159 goals scored while they've given up 176 goals to this point. They average 24 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.15%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 47.2% as they've attempted 3,676 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,109 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.7% as they have 2,752 attempts while they've given up 3,019 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 48% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the season. They have 2,077 face off wins compared to 2,211 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.4%. On defense Columbus has 1,877 hits and they've blocked 1,090 shots from the opposition.
New Jersey has attempted 3,128 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,647 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.9% as they have 2,415 shots while they've given up 2,732 attempts on defense. The Devils have an offensive zone percentage of 47.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 46.6% as they've compiled 1,897 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,173 face off losses. On defense New Jersey has blocked 915 shot attempts and they have 1,601 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 25-42 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 34-33-3 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 34-37 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 24-32-15 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
03/19/16 GO Curtis McElhinney Knee out indefinitely
03/19/16 D Dalton Prout Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. New Jersey
03/19/16 D Fedor Tyutin Illness is upgraded to probable Saturday vs. New Jersey
03/17/16 RW David Clarkson Concussion "?" Saturday vs New Jersey
02/26/16 D Jack Johnson Shoulder out for season
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/29/15 LW Patrik Elias Knee out indefinitely
03/19/16 RW Kyle Palmieri Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Columbus
03/18/16 RW Jordin Tootoo Upper Body is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday & Sunday vs. Columbus
03/08/16 C Jacob Josefson Hand out indefinitely
03/07/16 GO Cory Schneider Groin out indefinitely
02/11/16 LW Michael Cammalleri Hand out indefinitely
01/23/16 C Jiri Tlusty Wrist out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus
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