Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Rogers Arena to play the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +134 and the Canucks at -148. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 52 games. They have an overall record of 19-28-5 and on the road they have a record of 10-17-1. Currently they are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 134 goals and given up 168 goals for a point differential of -34. The Blue Jackets have 5 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-4-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-33 and an over/under record of 26-23-3. Vancouver shows up with a record of 20-19-11 including 9-9-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 122 goals and surrendered 139 for a goal differential of -17. The Canucks have 11 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 16-30 while their over/under record sits at 17-20-13.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 9 goals this season with 120 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 27 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 18% by scoring 17 goals on 97 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Joonas Korpisalo has 5 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 389 shots against him and has given up 35 goals. He has made 354 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Daniel Sedin has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 21 goals this season with 175 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Jannik Hansen has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 15 goals on 84 shots. He has 11 assists giving him a total of 26 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 11 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 1020 shots against him and has given up 89 goals. He has made 931 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets have 43 total points this season. They have scored 132 goals while giving up 166 goals. They have had 161 power play opportunities and have scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 187 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.85% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Canucks have a total of 51 points on the season. They have 26 power play goals on 155 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 159 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 118 goals scored while they've given up 137 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.22%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've attempted 2,542 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,820 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.8% as they have 1,912 attempts while they've given up 2,092 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 47.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.4% for the season. They have 1,457 face off wins compared to 1,529 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.8%. On defense Columbus has 1,327 hits and they've blocked 728 shots from the opposition.
Vancouver has attempted 2,499 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,778 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.6% as they have 1,925 shots while they've given up 2,123 attempts on defense. The Canucks have an offensive zone percentage of 50.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 45.5% as they've compiled 1,347 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,615 face off losses. On defense Vancouver has blocked 655 shot attempts and they have 926 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 17-33 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 26-23-3 against the over/under
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 16-30 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 17-20-13 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
01/22/16 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin out indefinitely
01/15/16 D David Savard Oblique out indefinitely
01/04/16 GO Curtis McElhinney Ankle out indefinitely
01/04/16 RW David Clarkson Upper Body out indefinitely
Vancouver Canucks Injuries
01/18/16 C Henrik Sedin Upper Body expected to miss 2 weeks
01/09/16 D Dan Hamhuis Concussion out another month
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus
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