Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Madison Square Garden
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at -140 and the Rangers at +130. The over/under has been set at 5.
Free $60 in Member NHL Picks No Obligation Click Here
Columbus comes into this game having played 48 games. They have an overall record of 32-12-4 and away from home they have a record of 14-7-3. The currently are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 160 goals and surrendered 114 goals for a point differential of +46. 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 30-16 and an over/under record of 19-25-4. New York shows up with a record of 31-17-1 including 14-10-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 167 goals and surrendered 129 for a goal differential of +38. The Rangers have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 29-18 while their over/under record sits at 26-18-5.
Zach Werenski has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 8 goals this season with 118 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 21 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 140 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 28 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,106 shots against him and has given up 79 goals. He has made 1,027 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Our handicappers are experts on NHL betting. Check out our NHL betting tips.
J.T. Miller has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 16 goals this season with 85 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. Mats Zuccarello has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 9 goals on 127 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Henrik Lundqvist has 21 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has had 974 shots against him and has given up 91 goals. He has made 883 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets have 68 total points this season. They have scored 160 goals while giving up 114 goals. They have had 142 power play opportunities and have scored 35 goals on those chances for a percentage of 25%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 137 power play opportunities and given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.00% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Rangers have a total of 63 points on the season. They have 31 power play goals on 150 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 135 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 167 goals scored while they've given up 129 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.55%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've attempted 2,654 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,711 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 1,999 attempts while they've given up 2,013 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season. They have 1,398 face off wins compared to 1,538 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.6%. On defense Columbus has 910 hits and they've blocked 698 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 2,677 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,780 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.4% as they have 2,025 shots while they've given up 1,991 attempts on defense. The Rangers have an offensive zone percentage of 48.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.5% as they've compiled 1,357 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,501 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 789 shot attempts and they have 1,035 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 30-16 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 19-25-4 against the over/under
New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 29-18 straight up
The New York Rangers are 26-18-5 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
01/20/17 D Markus Nutivaara Undisclosed out indefinitely
New York Rangers Injuries
01/30/17 GO Antti Raanta Lower Body available Tuesday vs. Columbus
01/23/17 RW Kevin Hayes Lower Body expected to miss 2-3 weeks
01/18/17 RW Jesper Fast Upper Body out indefinitely
01/12/17 D Marc Staal Concussion out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus -140
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's 100% profit guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.