Arizona Coyotes at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
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The Arizona Coyotes head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Coyotes at +152 and the Blue Jackets at -168.
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Arizona has a record of 7-19-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-11-4. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 74 goals and surrendered 110 goals for a point differential of -36. For the year they have an ATS mark of 7-24-0 and an over/under record of 14-16-0. Columbus has a record of 17-10-1 including 10-5-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 80 goals and have given up 70 for a goal differential of +10. Their record against the spread is 17-11-0 while their over/under mark is 12-15-0.
Valuable Arizona Coyotes Betting Trends
The Arizona Coyotes are 7-24-0 straight up this year
The Arizona Coyotes are 14-16-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 17-11-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 12-15-0 against the over/under this season
Key Arizona Coyotes Injuries
12/08/17 GO Antti Raanta Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Columbus
12/08/17 RW Tobias Rieder Concussion left last game, is "?" Saturday vs Columbus
12/02/17 D Niklas Hjalmarsson Upper Body IR (11/28)
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/05/17 D Markus Nutivaara Upper Body is "?" Friday vs New Jersey
12/01/17 D Ryan Murray Upper Body IR (11/27)
Clayton Keller has scored 23 total points this year for the Coyotes. He has 11 goals this season with 88 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 19.1 minutes played per contest. Oliver Ekman-Larsson averages 25.1 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by tallying 6 goals on 87 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 18 points on the year. Scott Wedgewood has 3 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Coyotes. He has 360 shots against him and he's surrendered 33 goals. He's made 327 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Josh Anderson has 17 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 10 goals this year with 82 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 17.4 minutes played per contest. Artemi Panarin averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 7 goals on 79 attempts. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 14 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 660 shots against him and he's given up 47 goals. He's made 613 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Coyotes have 19 total points this year, which is 30th in the NHL. They've scored 74 goals while giving up 110 scores, which has them ranked 29th and 1st respectively. They have had 97 power play chances and scored 17 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That is 23rd in the league. The Coyotes have given up 83 power play opportunities and surrendered 16 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 14th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.98% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 89%, which is 29th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets are 8th in the league with a total of 35 points this season. They have 7 power play goals on 81 chances for a percentage of 9%. That is 31st in the NHL. They've given up 69 power play opportunities and surrendered 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 4th overall. As a team, the Blue Jackets are 20th with a total of 80 goals scored while they've given up 70 goals this season, ranking 29th in goals against. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.14%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 5th overall in the NHL.
Arizona is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.5%, as they've attempted 1,795 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,904 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.8% as they have 1,326 attempts while they have given up 1,447 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 23rd in the league. The Coyotes start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time, which is 24th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the season. That is 4th overall in the NHL. They have 953 face-off wins compared to 1,034 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48%. That ranks them 26th in the league. On defense Arizona has 735 hits and they have blocked 457 shots from the opposition, putting them 3rd overall.
The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the year. That ranks them 12th and 18th respectively in the NHL. They have 765 face-off wins as opposed to 885 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.4%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Columbus has 607 hits and they've blocked 418 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 11th in blocked shots. Columbus is ranked 6th in Corsi percentage with 52.3% as they've tried 1,704 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,552 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 2nd in the NHL at 53.8%, as they have 1,323 shots while they've given up 1,134 attempts on defense.
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