Thursday, March 30, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday, March 30, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at -135 and the Hurricanes at +122. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 75 games. They have an overall record of 49-19-7 and on the road they have a record of 21-9-6. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 235 goals and given up 172 goals for a point differential of +63. The Blue Jackets have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 47-26 and an over/under record of 30-40-5. Carolina shows up with a record of 34-27-14 including 22-10-5 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 200 goals and surrendered 213 for a goal differential of -13. The Hurricanes have a record of 7-0-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 32-41 while their over/under record sits at 31-33-11.
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Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 47-26 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 30-40-5 against the over/under
Important Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 32-41 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 31-33-11 against the over/under
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
03/28/17 RW Oliver Bjorkstrand Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Carolina
03/13/17 D Ryan Murray Hand out indefinitely
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
03/28/17 GO Eddie Lack Neck "?" Thursday vs. Columbus
03/20/17 C Jay McClement Lower Body out indefinitely
03/13/17 RW Valentin Zykov Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/17 LW Brock McGinn Upper Body out indefinitely
Zach Werenski has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 11 goals this season with 183 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 20.9 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 34 goals on 224 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 41 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,750 shots against him and has given up 114 goals. He has made 1,636 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Victor Rask has accumulated 43 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 16 goals this season with 169 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 17.4 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 17.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 31 goals on 252 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Cam Ward has 25 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,590 shots against him and has given up 151 goals. He has made 1,439 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 105 total points this season. They have scored 235 goals while giving up 172 goals. They have had 199 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 203 power play opportunities and given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.16% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have a total of 82 points on the season. They have 38 power play goals on 211 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 189 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 200 goals scored while they've given up 213 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.81%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 49.2% as they've attempted 4,138 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,274 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.4% as they have 3,112 attempts while they've given up 3,193 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 48.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the season. They have 2,226 face off wins compared to 2,355 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.6%. On defense Columbus has 1,428 hits and they've blocked 1,081 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 4,362 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,990 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.6% as they have 3,202 shots while they've given up 3,009 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 56.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 43.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.8% as they've compiled 2,209 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,978 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 981 shot attempts and they have 1,450 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jackets/Hurricanes NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Carolina +122
Guy's Pick: Take Carolina +122
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