Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to United Center to take on the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at +118 and the Blackhawks at -147.
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Columbus had a record of 50-24-8 last year and away from home they had a record of 22-12-7. They were 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They tallied 249 goals and surrendered 195 goals for a point differential of +54. For the year they had an ATS mark of 51-36-0 and an over/under record of 35-44-0. Chicago finished with a record of 50-23-9 including 26-10-5 on home ice last year. They were 1st in the Central Division. They scored 244 goals and gave up 213 for a goal differential of +31. Their record against the spread was 50-36-0 while their over/under mark was 37-33-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets were 51-36-0 straight up last year
The Columbus Blue Jackets were 35-44-0 against the over/under last season
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks were 50-36-0 straight up last year
The Chicago Blackhawks were 37-33-0 against the over/under last season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/05/17 C Boone Jenner Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/05/17 LW Jordan Schroeder Upper Body out indefinitely
10/05/17 C Sam Vigneault Finger out indefinitely
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Skin Rash out indefinitely
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Ankle out indefinitely
Zach Werenski scored 47 total points last year for the Blue Jackets. He had 11 goals last season with 188 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He had a total of 36 assists on the year and averaged 20.9 minutes played per contest. Artemi Panarin averaged 19.5 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by tallying 30 goals on 210 attempts. He had 43 assists giving him a total of 73 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky had 41 wins and 17 losses last season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He had 1,854 shots against him and he surrendered 127 goals. He made 1,727 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Jonathan Toews had 57 total points last season for the Blackhawks. He had 20 goals last year with 197 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He had a total of 37 assists on the year and averaged 20.2 minutes played per contest. Patrick Kane averaged 21.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 34 goals on 289 attempts. He had 54 assists giving him a total of 88 points on the year. Corey Crawford had 32 wins and 18 losses last season in net for the Blackhawks. He had 1,691 shots against him and he gave up 138 goals. He made 1,553 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets had 108 total points last year, which was 4th in the NHL. They scored 249 goals while giving up 195 scores, which had them ranked 6th and 29th respectively. They had 211 power play chances and scored 42 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That was 12th in the league. The Blue Jackets gave up 223 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 9th when short-handed. They averaged 31 shots per contest and as a team shot 9.80% for the year. They allowed 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 92%, which was 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks were 3rd in the league with a total of 109 points last season. They had 42 power play goals on 233 chances for a percentage of 18%. That was 19th in the NHL. They gave up 211 power play opportunities and surrendered 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 24th overall. As a team, the Blackhawks were 9th with a total of 244 goals scored while they gave up 213 goals last season, ranking 21st in goals against. They averaged 31 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 9.73%. As a unit they gave up 31 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 92%, putting them 5th overall in the NHL.
The Blue Jackets were 24th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage was at 50.9% for the season, which was 7th in the NHL. They had 2,402 face-off wins compared to 2,537 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 48.6%. That was 19th in the league. On defense Columbus had 1,654 hits and they blocked 1,179 shots from the opposition, which was 12th in the league. Columbus was 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they attempted 4,555 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,645 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.6% ranked 16th as they had 3,416 attempts while they gave up 3,466 shots on the defensive end.
Chicago had a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they tried 4,618 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,653 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. That ranked them 13th in Corsi percentage. They were 21st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.4% as they had 3,347 shots while they gave up 3,427 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks started possessions in the offensive zone 52.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.4% for the year. That put them 5th and 24th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They had 2,236 face-off wins as opposed to 2,474 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 47.5%. That was 23rd overall in the NHL. On defense Chicago had 1,178 hits and they blocked 1,226 attempts from opposing offenses, which was 9th in the league.
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