Ottawa Senators at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 11/24/2017
Friday, November 24, 2017
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The Ottawa Senators travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, November 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Senators at +140 and the Blue Jackets at -155.
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Ottawa has a record of 8-6-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 4-2-1. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 64 goals and given up 67 goals for a point differential of -3. For the season they have an ATS record of 8-12-0 and an over/under record of 12-8-0. Columbus is 14-7-1 including 7-4-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 63 goals and surrendered 53 for a goal differential of +10. Their record against the spread is 14-8-0 while their over/under record is 9-13-0.
Valuable Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 8-12-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 12-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 14-8-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 9-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/20/17 D Mark Borowiecki Concussion is out indefinitely
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring is out indefinitely
11/11/17 C Zack Smith Thumb is out indefinitely
10/15/17 LW Clarke MacArthur Concussion IR (10/03)
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
11/23/17 C Alexander Wennberg Upper Body is "?" Friday vs. Ottawa
11/06/17 LW Matt Calvert Upper Body IR (11/04)
Mark Stone has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Senators. He has 13 goals this year with 53 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Derick Brassard averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 6 goals on 57 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 16 points on the season. Craig Anderson has 7 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 431 shots against him and he's given up 45 goals. He's made 386 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Zach Werenski has scored 12 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 6 goals this season with 56 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 6 assists on the season and averages 22.4 minutes played per game. Seth Jones averages 24.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 3 goals on 64 shots. He has 9 assists, giving him a total of 12 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 13 wins and 4 losses this year in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 548 shots against him and he's surrendered 35 goals. He's made 513 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Senators have 22 total points this season, which ranks them 25th in the NHL. They are 15th in the league in goals scored with 64 while they've given up 67 goals, ranking them 11th overall. They have had 77 power play opportunities and have scored 13 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 23rd in the NHL. The Senators have allowed 56 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, putting them 20th in the league when short-handed. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.34% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%. That puts them 26th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets are 3rd in the NHL with a total of 29 points this year. They have 6 power play goals on 60 opportunities for a percentage of 10%. That ranks them 31st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 55 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. That is 10th in the NHL. As a team, the Blue Jackets are 17th in the league with 63 goals scored while they've given up 53 goals, which is 29th overall. They average 35 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.21%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 3rd in the NHL.
Ottawa has a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they've tried 1,154 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,177 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 17th in Corsi percentage. They are 11th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.8% as they have 871 shots while they've given up 842 attempts on defense. The Senators start possessions in the offensive zone 55% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 45% for the year. That puts them 5th and 27th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 665 face-off wins as opposed to 585 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.2%. That is 4th overall in the NHL. On defense Ottawa has 448 hits and they've blocked 335 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 3rd in the league.
The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the year. That ranks them 12th and 17th respectively in the NHL. They have 607 face-off wins as opposed to 697 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.5%. That is 28th in the league. On defense Columbus has 442 hits and they've blocked 330 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 5th in blocked shots. Columbus is ranked 6th in Corsi percentage with 51.7% as they've tried 1,328 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,240 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 5th in the NHL at 53.1%, as they have 1,031 shots while they've given up 910 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Senators/Blue Jackets NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Columbus -155
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus -155
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