Carolina Hurricanes at Columbus Blue Jackets 1-21-2017 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Josh Schonwald - 1/20/2017
Saturday, January 21, 2017
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The Carolina Hurricanes head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, January 21, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Hurricanes at +240 and the Blue Jackets at -280. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Carolina comes into this game having played 44 games. They have an overall record of 21-16-7 and away from home they have a record of 6-12-6. The currently are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 122 goals and surrendered 121 goals for a point differential of +1. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 19-23 and an over/under record of 18-19-7. Columbus shows up with a record of 30-10-4 including 17-5-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 145 goals and surrendered 98 for a goal differential of +47. The Blue Jackets have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 28-14 while their over/under record sits at 16-24-4.
Victor Rask has accumulated 32 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 13 goals this season with 105 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 17 goals on 160 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Cam Ward has 18 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,025 shots against him and has given up 90 goals. He has made 935 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
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Zach Werenski has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 6 goals this season with 110 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 21 goals on 133 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 27 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,013 shots against him and has given up 69 goals. He has made 944 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Hurricanes have 49 total points this season. They have scored 122 goals while giving up 121 goals. They have had 124 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. The Hurricanes have allowed 110 power play opportunities and given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.09% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 64 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 134 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 25%. They have allowed 124 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 145 goals scored while they've given up 98 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.75%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 52.1% as they've attempted 2,547 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,337 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 1,856 attempts while they've given up 1,741 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 56.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.7% for the season. They have 1,265 face off wins compared to 1,189 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.5%. On defense Carolina has 778 hits and they've blocked 596 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 2,465 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,482 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.3% as they have 1,858 shots while they've given up 1,837 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 50.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.8% as they've compiled 1,274 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,394 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 645 shot attempts and they have 828 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 19-23 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 18-19-7 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 28-14 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 16-24-4 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
01/04/17 GO Eddie Lack Concussion out indefinitely
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina +240
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