Columbus Blue Jackets at Minnesota Wild NHL Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at +108 and the Wild at -133.
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Columbus has a record of 2-1-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 1-1-0. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 8 goals and surrendered 6 goals for a point differential of +2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 2-1-0 and an over/under record of 1-2-0. Minnesota has a record of 1-1-1 this year. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 11 goals and have given up 11 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 1-2-0 while their over/under mark is 3-0-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 2-1-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 1-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 1-2-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 3-0-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/05/17 C Boone Jenner Undisclosed out indefinitely
10/05/17 C Sam Vigneault Finger out indefinitely
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/07/17 RW Mikael Granlund Groin out indefinitely
10/05/17 LW Zach Parise Back out indefinitely
Sonny Milano has scored 4 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 4 goals this season with 7 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 57%. He averages 15 minutes played per contest. Artemi Panarin averages 20 minutes of ice time per game this season. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 3 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 2 wins and 0 losses this season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 67 shots against him and he's surrendered 1 goal. He's made 66 stops for a save percentage of 99%.
Eric Staal has 3 total points this season for the Wild. He has 2 goals this year with 12 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 1 assist on the year and averages 20.7 minutes played per contest. Chris Stewart averages 12.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 57% by scoring 4 goals on 7 attempts. He has 1 assist, giving him a total of 5 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 1 win and 1 loss this season in net for the Wild. He has 69 shots against him and he's given up 6 goals. He's made 63 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 4 total points this year, which is 14th in the NHL. They've scored 8 goals while giving up 6 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 28th respectively. They have had 7 power play chances and scored 1 goal on those opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That is 19th in the league. The Blue Jackets have given up 6 power play opportunities and surrendered 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 14th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.25% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 94%, which is 5th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild are 21st in the league with a total of 3 points this season. They have 2 power play goals on 11 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 15th in the NHL. They've given up 15 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 20th overall. As a team, the Wild are 15th with a total of 11 goals scored while they've given up 11 goals this season, ranking 19th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 11.00%. As a unit they give up 37 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 15th overall in the NHL.
Columbus is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.7%, as they've attempted 175 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 170 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.3% as they have 134 attempts while they have given up 122 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 10th in the league. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 46.2% of the time, which is 27th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.8% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 85 face-off wins compared to 97 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.7%. That ranks them 24th in the league. On defense Columbus has 76 hits and they have blocked 48 shots from the opposition, putting them 19th overall.
The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the year. That ranks them 16th and 17th respectively in the NHL. They have 98 face-off wins as opposed to 89 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.4%. That is 12th in the league. On defense Minnesota has 77 hits and they've blocked 43 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 23rd in blocked shots. Minnesota is ranked 25th in Corsi percentage with 47.2% as they've tried 169 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 189 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 23rd in the NHL at 46.5%, as they have 127 shots while they've given up 146 attempts on defense.
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