Columbus Blue Jackets at Florida Panthers NHL Picks & Predictions 11/2/2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to BB&T Center to take on the Florida Panthers on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at -110 and the Panthers at +100.
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Columbus has a record of 8-4-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 3-2-0. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 37 goals and surrendered 30 goals for a point differential of +7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 8-4-0 and an over/under record of 6-6-0. Florida has a record of 4-6-1 including 3-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 40 goals and have given up 44 for a goal differential of -4. Their record against the spread is 4-7-0 while their over/under mark is 9-2-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 8-4-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Important Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 4-7-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 9-2-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/30/17 RW Cam Atkinson Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs. Florida
10/23/17 LW Lukas Sedlak Ankle IR (10/23)
10/15/17 D Gabriel Carlsson Upper Body IR (10/15)
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
10/30/17 RW Colton Sceviour Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs. Columbus
10/30/17 LW Connor Brickley Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs. Columbus
10/27/17 C Jared McCann Lower Body is out indefinitely
10/23/17 GO Roberto Luongo Hand is out indefinitely
Seth Jones has scored 8 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 2 goals this season with 32 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 6 assists on the year and averages 24 minutes played per contest. Nick Foligno averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 3 goals on 29 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 7 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 273 shots against him and he's surrendered 18 goals. He's made 255 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Evgeni Dadonov has 14 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 6 goals this year with 30 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 20%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 19.4 minutes played per contest. Nick Bjugstad averages 13.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 2 goals on 25 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 7 points on the year. James Reimer has 3 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has 245 shots against him and he's given up 25 goals. He's made 220 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 16 total points this year, which is 4th in the NHL. They've scored 37 goals while giving up 30 scores, which has them ranked 13th and 26th respectively. They have had 35 power play chances and scored 3 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 9%. That is 31st in the league. The Blue Jackets have given up 32 power play opportunities and surrendered 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 6th when short-handed. They average 36 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.47% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 3rd in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers are 27th in the league with a total of 9 points this season. They have 8 power play goals on 46 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 15th in the NHL. They've given up 44 power play opportunities and surrendered 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%, ranking 29th overall. As a team, the Panthers are 8th with a total of 40 goals scored while they've given up 44 goals this season, ranking 6th in goals against. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.50%. As a unit they give up 37 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 25th overall in the NHL.
Columbus is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.9%, as they've attempted 743 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 662 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 53.5% as they have 570 attempts while they have given up 495 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season. That is 19th overall in the NHL. They have 345 face-off wins compared to 410 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45.7%. That ranks them 29th in the league. On defense Columbus has 248 hits and they have blocked 167 shots from the opposition, putting them 16th overall.
The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 45.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.2% for the year. That ranks them 29th and 4th respectively in the NHL. They have 387 face-off wins as opposed to 363 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That is 9th in the league. On defense Florida has 204 hits and they've blocked 162 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 17th in blocked shots. Florida is ranked 24th in Corsi percentage with 48.3% as they've tried 640 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 686 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 20th in the NHL at 48.9%, as they have 501 shots while they've given up 524 attempts on defense.
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