New York Islanders at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 12/14/2017
Thursday, December 14, 2017
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The New York Islanders travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, December 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Islanders at +136 and the Blue Jackets at -150.
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New York has a record of 17-10-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 8-9-1. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 108 goals and given up 100 goals for a point differential of +8. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-13-0 and an over/under record of 19-10-0. Columbus has a record of 19-11-1 including 11-6-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 88 goals and surrendered 80 for a goal differential of +8. Their record against the spread is 19-12-0 while their over/under record is 14-16-0.
Valuable New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 17-13-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 19-10-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 19-12-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 14-16-0 against the over/under this season
Key New York Islanders Injuries
12/11/17 D Johnny Boychuk Undisclosed is "?" Wednesday vs Dallas
12/10/17 D Thomas Hickey Upper Body IR (12/09)
12/03/17 LW Shane Prince Ankle IR (10/06)
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Upper Body IR (11/06)
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/01/17 D Ryan Murray Upper Body IR (11/27)
Jaroslav Halak has 9 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has 528 shots against him and he's given up 48 goals. He's made 480 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Josh Bailey has accumulated 33 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 5 goals this year with 47 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Anders Lee averages 17.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 17 goals on 73 shots. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the season.
Artemi Panarin has scored 26 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 7 goals this season with 86 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Sergei Bobrovsky has 16 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 745 shots against him and he's surrendered 55 goals. He's made 690 saves for a save percentage of 93%. Josh Anderson averages 17.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 11 goals on 92 shots. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 18 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders have allowed 94 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73% this year. That is 30th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 11.61% for the season. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 23rd in the league. The Islanders has 37 total points this season, ranking 11th in the NHL in offense. They are 2nd in the league with 108 goals while they've given up 100 goals, which is 8th overall. They have had 103 power play opportunities and scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 14th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blue Jackets are 20th with 88 goals scored while they are 27th in the NHL with 80 goals allowed this year. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.19%. They give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them in 7th place in the league. The Blue Jackets have a total of 39 points this year, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 8 power play goals on 87 opportunities for a percentage of 9%. That ranks their power play unit 31st. They've allowed 81 power play opportunities and have given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, which is 5th overall.
New York is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.1%, as they've attempted 1,715 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,780 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.7% as they have 1,266 attempts while they have given up 1,336 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 21st in the league. The Islanders start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time, which is 22nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the season. That is 8th overall in the NHL. They have 839 face-off wins compared to 939 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.2%. That ranks them 29th in the league. On defense New York has 607 hits and they have blocked 444 shots from the opposition, putting them 22nd overall.
The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the year. That ranks them 12th and 21st respectively in the NHL. They have 864 face-off wins as opposed to 970 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.1%. That is 27th in the league. On defense Columbus has 684 hits and they've blocked 451 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 17th in blocked shots. Columbus is ranked 7th in Corsi percentage with 52.1% as they've tried 1,860 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,709 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 5th in the NHL at 53.4%, as they have 1,441 shots while they've given up 1,258 attempts on defense.
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