Columbus Blue Jackets at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 12/29/2017
Friday, December 29, 2017
Canadian Tire Centre
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Canadian Tire Centre to take on the Ottawa Senators on Friday, December 29, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at -120 and the Senators at +109.
Columbus has a record of 22-13-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-7-3-3. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 109 goals and surrendered 104 goals for a point differential of +5. For the year they have an ATS mark of 22-16-0 and an over/under record of 18-19-0. Ottawa has a record of 11-16-8 including 6-6-5-3 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 93 goals and have given up 119 for a goal differential of -26. Their record against the spread is 11-24-0 while their over/under mark is 18-17-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 22-16-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 18-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 11-24-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 18-17-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/28/17 D Zach Werenski Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs Ottawa
12/25/17 C Alexander Wennberg Back IR (12/19)
12/25/17 RW Cam Atkinson Foot IR (12/24)
12/13/17 C Brandon Dubinsky Facial IR (12/12)
12/01/17 D Ryan Murray Upper Body IR (11/27)
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
12/28/17 D Dion Phaneuf Personal is "?" Friday vs Columbus
12/22/17 C Zack Smith Shoulder IR (12/21)
12/22/17 C Gabriel Dumont Ankle IR (12/16)
11/20/17 D Mark Borowiecki Concussion IR (11/19)
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
Artemi Panarin has scored 33 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 10 goals this season with 104 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 20.2 minutes played per contest. Josh Anderson averages 18 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 13 goals on 115 attempts. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 18 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 948 shots against him and he's surrendered 75 goals. He's made 873 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Mike Hoffman has 24 total points this season for the Senators. He has 9 goals this year with 120 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 18.5 minutes played per contest. Mark Stone averages 21 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by scoring 14 goals on 78 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 9 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 760 shots against him and he's given up 79 goals. He's made 681 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 47 total points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They've scored 109 goals while giving up 104 scores, which has them ranked 14th and 19th respectively. They have had 110 power play chances and scored 13 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 12%. That is 31st in the league. The Blue Jackets have given up 104 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 15th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.38% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators are 29th in the league with a total of 30 points this season. They have 20 power play goals on 124 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 25th in the NHL. They've given up 100 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 24th overall. As a team, the Senators are 29th with a total of 93 goals scored while they've given up 119 goals this season, ranking 7th in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.72%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 28th overall in the NHL.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 51.2% as they've tried 2,271 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,164 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 11th in Corsi percentage. They are 7th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.2% as they have 1,757 shots while they've given up 1,607 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the year. That puts them 12th and 16th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,095 face-off wins as opposed to 1,211 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.5%. That is 26th overall in the NHL. On defense Columbus has 847 hits and they've blocked 557 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 12th in the league.
The Senators are 10th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season, which is 24th in the NHL. They have 1,090 face-off wins compared to 1,006 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52%. That is 6th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 779 hits and they have blocked 562 shots from the opposition, which is 10th in the league. Ottawa is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.1% as they've attempted 2,005 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,077 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.5% ranks 16th as they have 1,487 attempts while they have given up 1,515 shots on the defensive end.
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