Columbus Blue Jackets at Montreal Canadiens NHL Picks & Predictions 11/27/2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Bell Centre to take on the Montreal Canadiens on Monday, November 27, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at -105 and the Canadiens at -105.
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Columbus has a record of 15-7-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-3-1. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 68 goals and surrendered 55 goals for a point differential of +13. For the year they have an ATS mark of 15-8-0 and an over/under record of 10-13-0. Montreal has a record of 9-12-3 including 5-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 57 goals and have given up 80 for a goal differential of -23. Their record against the spread is 9-15-0 while their over/under mark is 11-11-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 15-8-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 10-13-0 against the over/under this season
Important Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 9-15-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 11-11-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
11/24/17 C Alexander Wennberg Upper Body is "?" Monday vs Montreal
11/06/17 LW Matt Calvert Upper Body IR (11/04)
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
11/25/17 D Shea Weber Lower Body is "?" Monday vs Columbus
11/15/17 LW Artturi Lehkonen Lower Body IR (11/13)
11/12/17 GO Al Montoya Concussion IR (11/09)
10/30/17 LW Nikita Scherbak Knee IR (10/26)
10/24/17 D David Schlemko Hand IR (10/02)
10/22/17 RW Ales Hemsky Upper Body IR (10/20)
Seth Jones has scored 12 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 3 goals this season with 70 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 4%. He has a total of 9 assists on the year and averages 24.1 minutes played per contest. Zach Werenski averages 22.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 6 goals on 57 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 12 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 14 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 574 shots against him and he's surrendered 37 goals. He's made 537 stops for a save percentage of 94%.
Brendan Gallagher has 14 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 9 goals this year with 71 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 15.4 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Drouin averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 3 goals on 60 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 15 points on the year. Charlie Lindgren has 3 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 250 shots against him and he's given up 19 goals. He's made 231 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 31 total points this year, which is 4th in the NHL. They've scored 68 goals while giving up 55 scores, which has them ranked 17th and 30th respectively. They have had 62 power play chances and scored 6 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 10%. That is 31st in the league. The Blue Jackets have given up 58 power play opportunities and surrendered 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 5th when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.51% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 4th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens are 27th in the league with a total of 21 points this season. They have 13 power play goals on 84 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 28th in the NHL. They've given up 79 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking 27th overall. As a team, the Canadiens are 30th with a total of 57 goals scored while they've given up 80 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 36 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 6.67%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 26th overall in the NHL.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 51.9% as they've tried 1,387 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,286 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 6th in Corsi percentage. They are 4th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53.2% as they have 1,075 shots while they've given up 944 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 51.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the year. That puts them 15th and 15th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 631 face-off wins as opposed to 729 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.4%. That is 30th overall in the NHL. On defense Columbus has 465 hits and they've blocked 342 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 14th in the league.
The Canadiens are 6th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46% for the season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 754 face-off wins compared to 798 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.6%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense Montreal has 587 hits and they have blocked 367 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. Montreal is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.8% as they've attempted 1,556 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,389 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 53.1% ranks 5th as they have 1,158 attempts while they have given up 1,022 shots on the defensive end.
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