Thursday, January 5, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +113 and the Capitals at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 36 games. They have an overall record of 27-5-4 and on the road they have a record of 12-2-3. Currently they are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 126 goals and given up 74 goals for a point differential of +52. The Blue Jackets have an overall record of 10-0-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-9 and an over/under record of 13-20-3. Washington shows up with a record of 23-9-5 including 14-5-1 at home this season. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 105 goals and surrendered 83 for a goal differential of +22. The Capitals have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 22-14 while their over/under record sits at 15-15-7.
Zach Werenski has accumulated 25 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 6 goals this season with 88 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 19 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 18 goals on 104 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 25 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 911 shots against him and has given up 60 goals. He has made 851 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 18 goals this season with 147 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 11 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 14 goals on 62 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 16 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 792 shots against him and has given up 59 goals. He has made 733 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Blue Jackets have 58 total points this season. They have scored 126 goals while giving up 74 goals. They have had 106 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 28%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 103 power play opportunities and given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 11.57% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%.
The Capitals have a total of 51 points on the season. They have 20 power play goals on 116 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 132 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 105 goals scored while they've given up 83 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.29%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've attempted 1,993 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,036 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 1,504 attempts while they've given up 1,509 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season. They have 1,027 face off wins compared to 1,135 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.5%. On defense Columbus has 695 hits and they've blocked 527 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 2,158 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,934 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.1% as they have 1,605 shots while they've given up 1,475 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 53.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 46.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they've compiled 1,112 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,102 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 459 shot attempts and they have 775 hits as a unit.
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 25-9 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 13-20-3 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 22-14 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 15-15-7 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
10/10/16 GO Joonas Korpisalo Groin out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus +113
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