Boston Bruins at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 10/30/2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
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The Boston Bruins travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday, October 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +136 and the Blue Jackets at -150.
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Boston has a record of 4-3-2 this season and on the road they have a record of 1-2-0. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 27 goals and given up 29 goals for a point differential of -2. For the season they have an ATS record of 4-5-0 and an over/under record of 5-4-0. Columbus has a record of 7-4-0 including 4-2-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 33 goals and surrendered 27 for a goal differential of +6. Their record against the spread is 7-4-0 while their over/under record is 5-6-0.
Valuable Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 4-5-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 7-4-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 5-6-0 against the over/under this season
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
10/25/17 C David Krejci Upper Body is out indefinitely
10/20/17 D Adam McQuaid Ankle is out indefinitely
10/18/17 C Ryan Spooner Lower Body is OUT 4-6 weeks
10/09/17 C Noel Acciari Finger IR (10/07)
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/23/17 LW Lukas Sedlak Ankle IR (10/23)
10/15/17 D Gabriel Carlsson Upper Body IR (10/15)
Anton Khudobin has 3 wins and 0 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has 148 shots against him and he's given up 11 goals. He's made 137 saves for a save percentage of 93%. David Pastrnak has accumulated 8 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 6 goals this year with 26 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 23%. He has a total of 2 assists on the season and averages 18.7 minutes played per game. Brad Marchand averages 21 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 33% by scoring 7 goals on 21 shots. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 12 points on the season.
Seth Jones has scored 8 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 2 goals this season with 30 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 23.9 minutes played per game. Sergei Bobrovsky has 6 wins and 2 losses this year in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 243 shots against him and he's surrendered 15 goals. He's made 228 saves for a save percentage of 94%. Nick Foligno averages 19.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 3 goals on 26 shots. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins have allowed 36 power play opportunities and have given up 6 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this year. That is 9th in the NHL. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.23% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 23rd in the league. The Bruins has 10 total points this season, ranking 20th in the NHL in offense. They are 23rd in the league with 27 goals while they've given up 29 goals, which is 23rd overall. They have had 34 power play opportunities and scored 9 goals on those chances for a percentage of 26%. That is 5th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blue Jackets are 16th with 33 goals scored while they are 26th in the NHL with 27 goals allowed this year. They average 37 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.15%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 5th place in the league. The Blue Jackets have a total of 14 points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 3 power play goals on 30 opportunities for a percentage of 10%. That ranks their power play unit 31st. They've allowed 28 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%, which is 4th overall.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 48.5% as they've tried 505 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 537 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 19th in Corsi percentage. They are 17th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.6% as they have 387 shots while they've given up 409 attempts on defense. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the year. That puts them 19th and 11th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 305 face-off wins as opposed to 285 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.7%. That is 9th overall in the NHL. On defense Boston has 225 hits and they've blocked 128 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 29th in the league.
The Blue Jackets are 7th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.2% for the season, which is 24th in the NHL. They have 311 face-off wins compared to 383 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44.8%. That is 30th in the league. On defense Columbus has 222 hits and they have blocked 148 shots from the opposition, which is 19th in the league. Columbus is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.4% as they've attempted 686 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 599 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54% ranks 3rd as they have 530 attempts while they have given up 451 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Bruins/Blue Jackets NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Columbus -150
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus -150
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