Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 12/8/2017
Friday, December 8, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Friday, December 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +100 and the Devils at -110.
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Columbus has a record of 17-10-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 7-5-1. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 80 goals and given up 70 goals for a point differential of +10. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-11-0 and an over/under record of 12-15-0. New Jersey is 16-7-4 including 6-4-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 84 goals and surrendered 81 for a goal differential of +3. Their record against the spread is 16-11-0 while their over/under record is 13-13-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 17-11-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 12-15-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 16-11-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 13-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/05/17 D Markus Nutivaara Upper Body is "?" Friday vs New Jersey
12/01/17 D Ryan Murray Upper Body IR (11/27)
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
11/22/17 RW Kyle Palmieri Foot IR (11/20)
11/15/17 D Mirco Mueller Collarbone IR (11/12)
Josh Anderson has accumulated 17 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 10 goals this year with 82 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 17.4 minutes played per game. Artemi Panarin averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 7 goals on 79 shots. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 20 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 14 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 660 shots against him and he's given up 47 goals. He's made 613 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Nico Hischier has scored 20 total points this year for the Devils. He has 5 goals this season with 59 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 16.1 minutes played per game. Jesper Bratt averages 15.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 9 goals on 45 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 11 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Devils. He has 664 shots against him and he's surrendered 51 goals. He's made 613 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 35 total points this season, which ranks them 8th in the NHL. They are 18th in the league in goals scored with 80 while they've given up 70 goals, ranking them 28th overall. They have had 81 power play opportunities and have scored 7 goals on those chances for a percentage of 9%. That is 31st in the NHL. The Blue Jackets have allowed 69 power play opportunities and have given up 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, putting them 4th in the league when short-handed. They average 35 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.14% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 5th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 7th in the NHL with a total of 36 points this year. They have 18 power play goals on 84 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 10th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 102 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. That is 9th in the NHL. As a team, the Devils are 14th in the league with 84 goals scored while they've given up 81 goals, which is 19th overall. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.27%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%. That is 10th in the NHL.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 52.3% as they've tried 1,704 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,552 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 6th in Corsi percentage. They are 2nd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53.8% as they have 1,323 shots while they've given up 1,134 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the year. That puts them 12th and 19th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 765 face-off wins as opposed to 885 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.4%. That is 30th overall in the NHL. On defense Columbus has 607 hits and they've blocked 418 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 9th in the league.
The Devils are 29th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 45.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 54.3% for the season, which is 3rd in the NHL. They have 803 face-off wins compared to 919 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.6%. That is 27th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 583 hits and they have blocked 409 shots from the opposition, which is 15th in the league. New Jersey is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.4% as they've attempted 1,454 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,677 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47% ranks 28th as they have 1,123 attempts while they have given up 1,268 shots on the defensive end.
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