Columbus Blue Jackets at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 10/28/2017
Saturday, October 28, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, October 28, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at +136 and the Blues at -150.
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Columbus has a record of 6-3-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 3-1-0. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 30 goals and surrendered 22 goals for a point differential of +8. For the year they have an ATS mark of 6-3-0 and an over/under record of 5-4-0. St. Louis has a record of 7-2-1 including 3-0-0 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 34 goals and have given up 26 for a goal differential of +8. Their record against the spread is 7-3-0 while their over/under mark is 6-4-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 6-3-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 5-4-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 7-3-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 6-4-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/23/17 LW Lukas Sedlak Ankle IR (10/23)
10/15/17 D Gabriel Carlsson Upper Body IR (10/15)
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/27/17 D Carl Gunnarsson Personal is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Carolina
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
10/03/17 D Jay Bouwmeester Ankle IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Seth Jones has scored 7 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 2 goals this season with 26 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 5 assists on the year and averages 23.6 minutes played per contest. Nick Foligno averages 18.4 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 3 goals on 17 attempts. He has 5 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 5 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 213 shots against him and he's surrendered 14 goals. He's made 199 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has 11 total points this season for the Blues. He has 5 goals this year with 36 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 6 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 2 goals on 29 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the year. Jake Allen has 5 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 251 shots against him and he's given up 22 goals. He's made 229 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 12 total points this year, which is 10th in the NHL. They've scored 30 goals while giving up 22 scores, which has them ranked 12th and 29th respectively. They have had 24 power play chances and scored 3 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 13%. That is 28th in the league. The Blue Jackets have given up 19 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking them 9th when short-handed. They average 37 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.06% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 7th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 4th in the league with a total of 15 points this season. They have 7 power play goals on 38 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 40 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 27th overall. As a team, the Blues are 8th with a total of 34 goals scored while they've given up 26 goals this season, ranking 22nd in goals against. They average 32 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.63%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 6th overall in the NHL.
Columbus is 4th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.9%, as they've attempted 560 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 478 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 54.8% as they have 430 attempts while they have given up 354 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 2nd in the league. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time, which is 7th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season. That is 24th overall in the NHL. They have 248 face-off wins compared to 321 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.6%. That ranks them 31st in the league. On defense Columbus has 173 hits and they have blocked 124 shots from the opposition, putting them 24th overall.
The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 47.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.3% for the year. That ranks them 26th and 5th respectively in the NHL. They have 287 face-off wins as opposed to 317 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.5%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense St. Louis has 243 hits and they've blocked 165 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 3rd in blocked shots. St. Louis is ranked 27th in Corsi percentage with 47.7% as they've tried 554 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 607 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 19th in the NHL at 49.4%, as they have 432 shots while they've given up 442 attempts on defense.
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