Saturday, October 15, 2016
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, October 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at -114 and the Blue Jackets at +103. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
San Jose comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 46-30-6 last season and on the road they had a record of 28-10-3. They finished 3rd in the Pacific Division. They scored 241 goals and gave up 210 goals for a point differential of +31. The Sharks had 6 overtime losses including 3 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 43-36 and an over/under record of 42-33-7. Columbus had a regular season record of 34-40-8 including 18-17-6 at home last season. They were 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 219 goals and surrendered 252 for a goal differential of -33. The Blue Jackets had 8 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 29-48 while their over/under record sat at 41-36-5.
Joe Pavelski accumulated 78 total points last season for the Sharks. He had 38 goals last year with 224 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 40 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Joe Thornton averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 19 goals on 121 shots. He had 63 assists giving him a total of 82 points on the season. Martin Jones had 37 wins and 23 losses last season in net for the Sharks. He had 1,734 shots against him and gave up 143 goals. He made 1,591 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Brandon Dubinsky accumulated 48 total points last season for the Blue Jackets. He had 17 goals last year with 158 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He had a total of 31 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Scott Hartnell averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 23 goals on 150 shots. He had 26 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky had 15 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He had 1,049 shots against him and gave up 97 goals. He made 952 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Sharks had 98 total points last season. They scored 241 goals while giving up 210 goals. They had 275 power play opportunities and scored 62 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sharks allowed 236 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 30 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.67% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blue Jackets had a total of 76 points on the season. They had 43 power play goals on 248 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. They allowed 279 power play opportunities and gave up 53 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Sharks had a total of 219 goals scored while they gave up 252 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.17%. As a team they gave up 31 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
San Jose had a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they attempted 4,595 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,404 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 53% as they had 3,504 attempts while they gave up 3,112 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks started possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 49% for the season. They had 2,472 face off wins compared to 2,404 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.7%. On defense San Jose had 1,686 hits and they blocked 1,292 shots from the opposition.
Columbus attempted 4,357 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,797 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 47.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 47.9% as they had 3,258 shots while they gave up 3,537 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets had an offensive zone percentage of 48.7% and their defensive zone percentage was 51.3% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 49% as they compiled 2,471 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,572 face off losses. On defense Columbus blocked 1,260 shot attempts and they had 2,145 hits as a unit.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks were 43-36 straight up last season
The San Jose Sharks were 42-33-7 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets were 29-48 straight up last season
The Columbus Blue Jackets were 41-36-5 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Injuries
No key injuries to report
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/14/16 D Ryan Murray Leg doubtful Saturday vs. San Jose
10/11/16 D Cody Goloubef Oblique out indefinitely
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
10/10/16 GO Joonas Korpisalo Groin out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus
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