Friday, November 18, 2016
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The New York Rangers travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, November 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Rangers at -120 and the Blue Jackets at +109. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
New York comes into this matchup having played 17 games. They have an overall record of 13-4-0 and on the road they have a record of 5-2-0. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 72 goals and given up 38 goals for a point differential of +34. The Rangers have an overall record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 13-4 and an over/under record of 10-6-1. Columbus shows up with a record of 8-4-2 including 6-2-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 47 goals and surrendered 33 for a goal differential of +14. The Blue Jackets have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 8-6 while their over/under record sits at 4-10-0.
Mika Zibanejad has accumulated 13 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 3 goals this season with 42 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 7 goals on 39 shots. He has 6 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 9 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 336 shots against him and has given up 27 goals. He has made 309 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Zach Werenski has accumulated 13 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 5 goals this season with 37 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 22 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 5 goals on 42 shots. He has 8 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 8 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 400 shots against him and has given up 27 goals. He has made 373 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Rangers have 26 total points this season. They have scored 72 goals while giving up 38 goals. They have had 54 power play opportunities and have scored 13 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. The Rangers have allowed 47 power play opportunities and given up 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 14.57% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 18 points on the season. They have 12 power play goals on 39 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 31%. They have allowed 44 power play opportunities and have given up 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Rangers have a total of 47 goals scored while they've given up 33 goals to this point. They average 27 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 12.47%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
New York has a Corsi percentage of 48.6% as they've attempted 903 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 955 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.5% as they have 694 attempts while they've given up 681 shots on the defensive end. The Rangers start possessions in the offensive zone 45.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.4% for the season. They have 506 face off wins compared to 511 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.8%. On defense New York has 309 hits and they've blocked 274 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 740 shots at full strength and they've given up 857 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 46.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 45.6% as they have 542 shots while they've given up 647 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 48.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 46.8% as they've compiled 399 face off wins this season and they have suffered 453 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 210 shot attempts and they have 294 hits as a unit.
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 13-4 straight up
The New York Rangers are 10-6-1 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 8-6 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 4-10-0 against the over/under
New York Rangers Injuries
11/15/16 LW Chris Kreider Upper Body "?" Friday vs Columbus
11/15/16 LW Pavel Buchnevich Back "?" Friday vs Columbus
10/27/16 RW Josh Jooris Shoulder out indefinitely
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
11/07/16 D Seth Jones Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
10/10/16 GO Joonas Korpisalo Groin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus +109
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