Columbus Blue Jackets at Ottawa Senators 3/4/17 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 3/3/2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, March 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at -122 and the Senators at +102. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 62 games. They have an overall record of 39-16-6 and on the road they have a record of 17-7-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 200 goals and given up 146 goals for a point differential of +54. The Blue Jackets have an overall record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 38-22 and an over/under record of 26-32-4. Ottawa shows up with a record of 33-22-6 including 17-10-6 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 163 goals and surrendered 163 for a goal differential of 0. The Senators have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 30-28 while their over/under record sits at 24-36-2.
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Cam Atkinson has accumulated 53 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 29 goals this season with 188 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 18.1 minutes played per game. Zach Werenski has averaged 21.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 9 goals on 156 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 32 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,408 shots against him and has given up 104 goals. He has made 1,304 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Kyle Turris has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Senators. He has 22 goals this season with 139 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Erik Karlsson has averaged 26.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 10 goals on 160 shots. He has 45 assists giving him a total of 55 points on the season. Mike Condon has 17 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has had 934 shots against him and has given up 83 goals. He has made 851 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets have 84 total points this season. They have scored 199 goals while giving up 146 goals. They have had 168 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 163 power play opportunities and given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.57% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Senators have a total of 72 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 191 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 191 power play opportunities and have given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 161 goals scored while they've given up 162 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.81%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've attempted 3,418 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,452 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 2,559 attempts while they've given up 2,570 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the season. They have 1,815 face off wins compared to 1,930 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.5%. On defense has 1,186 hits and they've blocked 882 shots from the opposition.
Ottawa has attempted 3,390 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,632 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.8% as they have 2,506 shots while they've given up 2,627 attempts on defense. The Senators have an offensive zone percentage of 51.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.9% as they've compiled 1,925 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,858 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,005 shot attempts and they have 1,602 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 38-22 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 26-32-4 against the over/under
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 30-28 straight up
The Ottawa Senators are 24-36-2 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
02/28/17 LW Matt Calvert Oblique out indefinitely
02/24/17 LW Lukas Sedlak Lower Body out indefinitely
01/20/17 D Markus Nutivaara Lower Body out indefinitely
Ottawa Senators Injuries
10/09/16 LW Clarke MacArthur Concussion out for season
02/27/17 GO Andrew Hammond Hip out for season
02/20/17 RW Bobby Ryan Finger out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa +102
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