Columbus Blue Jackets at Dallas Stars NHL Picks & Predictions 1/2/2018
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
American Airlines Center
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.
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Columbus has a record of 22-14-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-8-3-3. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 113 goals and given up 109 goals for a point differential of +4. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-17-0 and an over/under record of 19-19-0. Dallas is 21-15-3 including 13-4-1-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 116 goals and surrendered 112 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 21-18-0 while their over/under record is 22-16-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 22-17-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 19-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 21-18-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 22-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/25/17 C Alexander Wennberg Back IR (12/19)
12/25/17 RW Cam Atkinson Foot IR (12/24)
12/13/17 C Brandon Dubinsky Facial IR (12/12)
12/01/17 D Ryan Murray Upper Body IR (11/27)
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
12/30/17 C Martin Hanzal Undisclosed is downgraded to OUT Sunday vs San Jose
11/12/17 D Marc Methot Knee IR (11/08)
Artemi Panarin has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 10 goals this year with 105 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 20.3 minutes played per game. Josh Anderson averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 14 goals on 120 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 18 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 976 shots against him and he's given up 80 goals. He's made 896 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Jamie Benn has scored 35 total points this year for the Stars. He has 16 goals this season with 119 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Tyler Seguin averages 20.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 18 goals on 159 shots. He has 16 assists, giving him a total of 34 points on the season. Ben Bishop has 16 wins and 10 losses this year in goal for the Stars. He has 849 shots against him and he's surrendered 75 goals. He's made 774 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 47 total points this season, which ranks them 11th in the NHL. They are 16th in the league in goals scored with 113 while they've given up 109 goals, ranking them 21st overall. They have had 115 power play opportunities and have scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 12%. That is 31st in the NHL. The Blue Jackets have allowed 105 power play opportunities and have given up 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, putting them 17th in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.52% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 11th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars are 12th in the NHL with a total of 45 points this year. They have 24 power play goals on 120 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 12th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 138 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. That is 15th in the NHL. As a team, the Stars are 12th in the league with 116 goals scored while they've given up 112 goals, which is 17th overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.39%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 20th in the NHL.
Columbus is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.1%, as they've attempted 2,319 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,219 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.2% as they have 1,791 attempts while they have given up 1,643 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 7th in the league. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season. That is 16th overall in the NHL. They have 1,119 face-off wins compared to 1,245 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That ranks them 28th in the league. On defense Columbus has 868 hits and they have blocked 576 shots from the opposition, putting them 12th overall.
The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the year. That ranks them 24th and 8th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,284 face-off wins as opposed to 1,179 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.1%. That is 4th in the league. On defense Dallas has 792 hits and they've blocked 553 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 19th in blocked shots. Dallas is ranked 8th in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they've tried 2,263 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,113 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 51.6%, as they have 1,661 shots while they've given up 1,560 attempts on defense.
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