Thursday, February 25, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The New Jersey Devils travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, February 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Devils at -130 and the Blue Jackets at +118. The over/under has been set at 5.
New Jersey comes into this matchup having played 61 games. They have an overall record of 30-24-7 and on the road they have a record of 15-12-3. Currently they are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 138 goals and given up 143 goals for a point differential of -5. The Devils have 7 overtime losses including 6 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 30-31 and an over/under record of 18-28-15. Columbus shows up with a record of 24-29-8 including 11-12-6 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 156 goals and surrendered 190 for a goal differential of -34. 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 22-37 while their over/under record sits at 29-29-3.
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 this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 19 goals on 110 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 26 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 1,442 shots against him and has given up 105 goals. He has made 1,337 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Ryan Johansen has accumulated 42 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 10 goals this season with 145 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. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 19 goals on 113 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Joonas Korpisalo has 10 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 657 shots against him and has given up 54 goals. He has made 603 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Devils have 67 total points this season. They have scored 136 goals while giving up 137 goals. They have had 189 power play opportunities and have scored 40 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Devils have allowed 192 power play opportunities and given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 25 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.07% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 56 points on the season. They have 32 power play goals on 186 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 210 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 152 goals scored while they've given up 186 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.57%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 46.1% as they've attempted 2,683 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,132 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.9% as they have 2,076 attempts while they've given up 2,354 shots on the defensive end. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the season. They have 1,638 face off wins compared to 1,822 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.3%. On defense New Jersey has 1,414 hits and they've blocked 778 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 3,218 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,566 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.9% as they have 2,414 shots while they've given up 2,629 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 47.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 52.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.2% as they've compiled 1,812 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,949 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 937 shot attempts and they have 1,653 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 30-31 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 18-28-15 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 22-37 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 29-29-3 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/29/15 LW Patrik Elias Knee out indefinitely
02/13/16 LW Stefan Matteau Facial out indefinitely
02/11/16 LW Michael Cammalleri Hand out indefinitely
01/23/16 C Jiri Tlusty Wrist out for season
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
01/22/16 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Groin out indefinitely
01/04/16 RW David Clarkson Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Guy Bruhn
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's Expert Expert NHL Picks.