Tuesday, February 28, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Bell Centre to play the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday, February 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at -115 and the Canadiens at +104. The over/under has been set at 5.
Columbus comes into this matchup having played 60 games. They have an overall record of 39-16-5 and on the road they have a record of 17-7-4. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 199 goals and given up 145 goals for a point differential of +54. The Blue Jackets have an overall record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-21 and an over/under record of 26-30-4. Montreal shows up with a record of 33-21-8 including 18-9-4 at home this season. They are 1st in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 172 goals and surrendered 160 for a goal differential of +12. The Canadiens have a record of 3-6-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 31-29 while their over/under record sits at 24-28-10.
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Cam Atkinson has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 29 goals this season with 182 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 18.1 minutes played per game. Zach Werenski has averaged 21.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 9 goals on 148 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 32 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,378 shots against him and has given up 103 goals. He has made 1,275 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Max Pacioretty has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 29 goals this season with 194 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19.1 minutes played per game. Alexander Radulov has averaged 18.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 14 goals on 112 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Carey Price has 26 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has had 1,391 shots against him and has given up 113 goals. He has made 1,278 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blue Jackets have 83 total points this season. They have scored 199 goals while giving up 145 goals. They have had 166 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 159 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.72% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canadiens have a total of 74 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 186 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 215 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 172 goals scored while they've given up 160 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.49%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've attempted 3,360 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,387 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 2,518 attempts while they've given up 2,528 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 49.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.6% for the season. They have 1,770 face off wins compared to 1,907 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.1%. On defense has 1,149 hits and they've blocked 859 shots from the opposition.
Montreal has attempted 3,538 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,404 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.8% as they have 2,560 shots while they've given up 2,483 attempts on defense. The Canadiens have an offensive zone percentage of 49% and their defensive zone percentage is 51% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 1,902 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,885 face off losses. On defense has blocked 921 shot attempts and they have 1,332 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 37-21 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 26-30-4 against the over/under
Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 31-29 straight up
The Montreal Canadiens are 24-28-10 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
02/24/17 LW Lukas Sedlak Lower Body out indefinitely
01/20/17 D Markus Nutivaara Lower Body out indefinitely
Montreal Canadiens Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Montreal +104
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