Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +188 and the Capitals at -210. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Columbus comes into this matchup having played 71 games. They have an overall record of 47-18-6 and on the road they have a record of 21-9-5. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 228 goals and given up 164 goals for a point differential of +64. The Blue Jackets have an overall record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 45-24 and an over/under record of 29-37-5. Washington shows up with a record of 47-17-8 including 29-6-2 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 232 goals and surrendered 161 for a goal differential of +71. The Capitals have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 46-25 while their over/under record sits at 33-26-13.
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Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 45-24 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 29-37-5 against the over/under
Important Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 46-25 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 33-26-13 against the over/under
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
03/19/17 c Alexander Wennberg Neck "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
03/13/17 D Ryan Murray Hand out indefinitely
01/20/17 D Markus Nutivaara Lower Body out indefinitely
Key Washington Capitals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Zach Werenski has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 11 goals this season with 177 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 21 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 16% by scoring 33 goals on 212 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 39 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,627 shots against him and has given up 112 goals. He has made 1,515 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 62 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 29 goals this season with 276 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 22 goals on 111 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 37 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 1,500 shots against him and has given up 112 goals. He has made 1,388 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 100 total points this season. They have scored 228 goals while giving up 164 goals. They have had 191 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Blue Jackets have allowed 192 power play opportunities and given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.36% 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 Capitals have a total of 102 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 218 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 247 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Blue Jackets have a total of 232 goals scored while they've given up 161 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.79%. 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 3,936 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,009 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 2,962 attempts while they've given up 2,986 shots on the defensive end. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 49.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.6% for the season. They have 2,107 face off wins compared to 2,237 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 48.5%. On defense has 1,360 hits and they've blocked 1,023 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 4,046 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,859 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.2% as they have 3,020 shots while they've given up 2,879 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 52.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.1% as they've compiled 2,124 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,118 face off losses. On defense has blocked 980 shot attempts and they have 1,551 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jackets/Capitals NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Columbus +188
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus +188
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