Monday, February 29, 2016
Madison Square Garden
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Madison Square Garden to play the New York Rangers on Monday, February 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +150 and the Rangers at -170. The over/under has been set at 5.
Columbus comes into this matchup having played 63 games. They have an overall record of 26-29-8 and on the road they have a record of 13-17-2. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 166 goals and given up 194 goals for a point differential of -28. 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 6-1-3. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-37 and an over/under record of 31-29-3. New York shows up with a record of 36-20-6 including 22-6-3 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 178 goals and surrendered 158 for a goal differential of +20. The Rangers have 6 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 35-26 while their over/under record sits at 27-26-9.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 10 goals this season with 149 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 32 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 17% by scoring 20 goals on 119 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Joonas Korpisalo has 12 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 714 shots against him and has given up 58 goals. He has made 656 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Derick Brassard has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 22 goals this season with 140 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 0 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 0% by scoring 20 goals on 125 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 31 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 1,540 shots against him and has given up 117 goals. He has made 1,423 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blue Jackets have 60 total points this season. They have scored 161 goals while giving up 190 goals. They have had 192 power play opportunities and have scored 34 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 220 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.83% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Rangers have a total of 78 points on the season. They have 30 power play goals on 171 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 188 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 175 goals scored while they've given up 156 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.73%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've attempted 3,314 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,682 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.9% as they have 2,489 attempts while they've given up 2,711 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 47.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.6% for the season. They have 1,878 face off wins compared to 1,998 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.5%. On defense Columbus has 1,689 hits and they've blocked 971 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 3,297 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,588 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.8% as they have 2,482 shots while they've given up 2,601 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 51.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.4% as they've compiled 1,751 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,796 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 987 shot attempts and they have 1,656 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 23-37 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 31-29-3 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 35-26 straight up
The New York Rangers are 27-26-9 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
02/26/16 D Jack Johnson Upper Body out indefinitely
01/22/16 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin out indefinitely
New York Rangers Injuries
02/13/16 LW Rick Nash Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New York
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