Friday, March 4, 2016
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The Edmonton Oilers travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, March 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Oilers at +175 and the Blue Jackets at -195. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Edmonton comes into this matchup having played 65 games. They have an overall record of 24-34-7 and on the road they have a record of 8-20-5. Currently they are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 158 goals and given up 194 goals for a point differential of -36. The Oilers have 7 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 3-5-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-41 and an over/under record of 32-29-4. Columbus shows up with a record of 26-30-8 including 13-12-6 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 167 goals and surrendered 196 for a goal differential of -29. The Blue Jackets have 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 23-38 while their over/under record sits at 31-30-3.
Taylor Hall has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 20 goals this season with 232 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 16 goals on 105 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Anders Nilsson has 10 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 745 shots against him and has given up 74 goals. He has made 671 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 10 goals this season with 151 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 20 goals on 123 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Joonas Korpisalo has 12 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 737 shots against him and has given up 60 goals. He has made 677 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Oilers have 55 total points this season. They have scored 154 goals while giving up 192 goals. They have had 188 power play opportunities and have scored 32 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Oilers have allowed 199 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.25% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 60 points on the season. They have 34 power play goals on 193 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 221 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Oilers have a total of 162 goals scored while they've given up 192 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.76%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Edmonton has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've attempted 3,559 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,775 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 48% as they have 2,586 attempts while they've given up 2,807 shots on the defensive end. The Oilers start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the season. They have 1,958 face off wins compared to 2,006 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.4%. On defense Edmonton has 1,428 hits and they've blocked 968 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 3,373 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,732 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.9% as they have 2,526 shots while they've given up 2,745 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets 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 48.5% as they've compiled 1,911 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,030 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 987 shot attempts and they have 1,718 hits as a unit.
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 24-41 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 32-29-4 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 23-38 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 31-30-3 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/21/15 D Andrew Ference Hip out for season
12/15/15 D Oscar Klefbom Staph Infection out indefinitely
02/29/16 LW Benoit Pouliot Shoulder out indefinitely
02/17/16 D Eric Gryba Knee out indefinitely
01/18/16 C Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Hand out 6-8 weeks
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
02/26/16 D Jack Johnson Upper Body out indefinitely
01/22/16 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton
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