Sunday, April 9, 2017
Air Canada Centre
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at -160 and the Maple Leafs at +140.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 49-23-8 and on the road they have a record of 21-11-7. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 244 goals and given up 189 goals for a point differential of +55. The Blue Jackets have an overall record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 47-31 and an over/under record of 31-43-6. Toronto shows up with a record of 39-26-15 including 20-12-7 at home this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 244 goals and surrendered 236 for a goal differential of +8. The Maple Leafs have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 38-41 while their over/under record sits at 36-40-4.
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Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 47-31 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 31-43-6 against the over/under
Important Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 38-41 straight up
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 36-40-4 against the over/under
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
04/04/17 LW Lukas Sedlak Upper Body out indefinitely
04/04/17 D Zach Werenski Upper Body out indefinitely
03/13/17 D Ryan Murray Hand out indefinitely
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
10/09/16 LW Joffrey Lupul Hernia out indefinitely
03/23/17 C Eric Fehr Hand out indefinitely
Alexander Wennberg has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 13 goals this season with 107 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 45 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Cam Atkinson has averaged 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 34 goals on 235 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 41 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,830 shots against him and has given up 123 goals. He has made 1,707 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Auston Matthews has accumulated 67 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 39 goals this season with 272 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 17.6 minutes played per game. Nazem Kadri has averaged 16.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 32 goals on 232 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 33 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has had 2,048 shots against him and has given up 168 goals. He has made 1,880 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 106 total points this season. They have scored 244 goals while giving up 189 goals. They have had 207 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 216 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.81% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs have a total of 93 points on the season. They have 56 power play goals on 237 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 24%. They have allowed 247 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 244 goals scored while they've given up 236 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.55%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 49.6% as they've attempted 4,452 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,525 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.7% as they have 3,343 attempts while they've given up 3,377 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 2,363 face off wins compared to 2,477 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.8%. On defense Columbus has 1,600 hits and they've blocked 1,148 shots from the opposition.
Toronto has attempted 4,841 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,869 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.5% as they have 3,652 shots while they've given up 3,720 attempts on defense. The Maple Leafs have an offensive zone percentage of 50% and their defensive zone percentage is 50% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.8% as they've compiled 2,456 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,480 face off losses. On defense Toronto has blocked 1,149 shot attempts and they have 1,906 hits as a unit.
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