Saturday, March 18, 2017
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the New York Islanders on Saturday, March 18, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at -275 and the Islanders at +243. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Columbus comes into this game having played 69 games. They have an overall record of 45-18-6 and away from home they have a record of 19-9-5. The currently are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 221 goals and surrendered 161 goals for a point differential of +60. The Blue Jackets have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 43-24 and an over/under record of 29-36-4. New York shows up with a record of 33-26-11 including 20-10-6 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 208 goals and surrendered 215 for a goal differential of -7. The Islanders have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 32-37 while their over/under record sits at 37-28-5.
Zach Werenski has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 11 goals this season with 175 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 21.1 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 32 goals on 205 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 59 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 38 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,591 shots against him and has given up 111 goals. He has made 1,480 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
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John Tavares has accumulated 60 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 26 goals this season with 239 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 20.3 minutes played per game. Josh Bailey has averaged 18.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 12 goals on 154 shots. He has 37 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Thomas Greiss has 24 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 1,289 shots against him and has given up 112 goals. He has made 1,177 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets have 96 total points this season. They have scored 221 goals while giving up 161 goals. They have had 190 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 188 power play opportunities and given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.35% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Islanders have a total of 77 points on the season. They have 30 power play goals on 197 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 197 power play opportunities and have given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 208 goals scored while they've given up 215 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.72%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've attempted 3,838 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,889 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 2,878 attempts while they've given up 2,901 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 49.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.4% for the season. They have 2,045 face off wins compared to 2,175 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.5%. On defense has 1,307 hits and they've blocked 988 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 3,926 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,347 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48% as they have 2,920 shots while they've given up 3,160 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 49.5% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.5% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 48.1% as they've compiled 1,949 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,105 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,187 shot attempts and they have 1,765 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 43-24 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 29-36-4 against the over/under
New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 32-37 straight up
The New York Islanders are 37-28-5 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
03/17/17 LW Nick Foligno Illness "?" Saturday vs. NY Islanders
03/13/17 D Ryan Murray Hand out indefinitely
01/20/17 D Markus Nutivaara Lower Body out indefinitely
New York Islanders Injuries
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
03/17/17 D Johnny Boychuk Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Columbus
03/17/17 C Shane Prince Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Columbus
03/01/17 C Alan Quine Upper Body out indefinitely
02/23/17 C Casey Cizikas Hand expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus -275
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