Thursday, January 26, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Bridgestone Arena to take on the Nashville Predators on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at -110 and the Predators at +100. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Columbus comes into this game having played 47 games. They have an overall record of 32-11-4 and away from home they have a record of 14-6-3. The currently are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 157 goals and surrendered 110 goals for a point differential of +47. The Blue Jackets have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-15 and an over/under record of 18-25-4. Nashville shows up with a record of 23-17-8 including 12-5-6 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 134 goals and surrendered 127 for a goal differential of +7. The Predators have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 21-25 while their over/under record sits at 22-22-4.
Zach Werenski has accumulated 27 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 7 goals this season with 117 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 24 goals on 139 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 28 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,074 shots against him and has given up 75 goals. He has made 999 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
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Ryan Johansen has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Predators. He has 8 goals this season with 103 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Viktor Arvidsson has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 12 goals on 145 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Pekka Rinne has 18 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Predators. He has had 1,052 shots against him and has given up 83 goals. He has made 969 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blue Jackets have 68 total points this season. They have scored 157 goals while giving up 110 goals. They have had 140 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 134 power play opportunities and given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.05% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Predators have a total of 54 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 158 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 146 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 134 goals scored while they've given up 127 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.95%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've attempted 2,601 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,652 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 1,957 attempts while they've given up 1,969 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 49.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.1% for the season. They have 1,369 face off wins compared to 1,496 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.8%. On defense Columbus has 896 hits and they've blocked 683 shots from the opposition.
Nashville has attempted 2,799 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,696 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 2,076 shots while they've given up 2,036 attempts on defense. The Predators have an offensive zone percentage of 50.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.5% as they've compiled 1,442 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,473 face off losses. On defense Nashville has blocked 660 shot attempts and they have 983 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 30-15 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 18-25-4 against the over/under
Nashville Predators Betting Trends
The Nashville Predators are 21-25 straight up
The Nashville Predators are 22-22-4 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
01/24/17 D David Savard Back "?" Thursday vs Nashville
01/20/17 D Markus Nutivaara Undisclosed out indefinitely
Nashville Predators Injuries
10/17/16 RW Miikka Salomaki Upper Body out indefinitely
01/20/17 C Cody Bass Lower Body out for season
01/13/17 D Roman Josi Concussion out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus -110
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