Friday, February 3, 2017
Consol Energy Center
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Consol Energy Center to play the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday, February 3, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +127 and the Penguins at -140. The over/under has been set at 6.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 49 games. They have an overall record of 33-12-4 and on the road they have a record of 15-7-3. Currently they are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 166 goals and given up 118 goals for a point differential of +48. 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 31-16 and an over/under record of 20-25-4. Pittsburgh shows up with a record of 31-13-5 including 21-3-2 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 176 goals and surrendered 143 for a goal differential of +33. The Penguins 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 32-13-4.
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Zach Werenski has accumulated 31 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 23 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 142 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%.
Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 22 goals this season with 146 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 28 goals on 140 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 13 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 826 shots against him and has given up 79 goals. He has made 747 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Blue Jackets have 70 total points this season. They have scored 166 goals while giving up 118 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 138 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 11.22% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Penguins have a total of 67 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 170 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 168 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 176 goals scored while they've given up 143 goals to this point. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.43%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 49.2% as they've attempted 2,696 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,781 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.5% as they have 2,028 attempts while they've given up 2,072 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 49.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.9% for the season. They have 1,432 face off wins compared to 1,579 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.6%. On defense Columbus has 929 hits and they've blocked 709 shots from the opposition.
Pittsburgh has attempted 2,933 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,893 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.4% as they have 2,230 shots while they've given up 2,108 attempts on defense. The Penguins have an offensive zone percentage of 53.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.5% as they've compiled 1,494 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,653 face off losses. On defense Pittsburgh has blocked 785 shot attempts and they have 1,232 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 31-16 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 20-25-4 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 29-18 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 32-13-4 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
02/02/17 D David Savard Back is downgraded to out indefinitely
01/20/17 D Markus Nutivaara Undisclosed out indefinitely
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
02/02/17 C Evgeni Malkin Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs Columbus
02/02/17 C Matt Cullen Foot is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Columbus
02/01/17 LW Conor Sheary Upper Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -140
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