Toronto Maple Leafs at Columbus Blue Jackets 2-15-2017 Free NHL Picks & Predictions
by Guy Bruhn - 2/14/2017
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
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The Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday, February 15, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Maple Leafs at +119 and the Blue Jackets at -131. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Toronto comes into this matchup having played 54 games. They have an overall record of 25-18-11 and on the road they have a record of 12-9-7. Currently they are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 165 goals and given up 161 goals for a point differential of +4. The Maple Leafs have an overall record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-29 and an over/under record of 24-28-2. Columbus shows up with a record of 35-15-5 including 19-8-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 177 goals and surrendered 136 for a goal differential of +41. The Blue Jackets have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 33-20 while their over/under record sits at 22-29-4.
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Nazem Kadri has accumulated 40 total points this season for the Maple Leafs. He has 20 goals this season with 161 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 17 minutes played per game. Auston Matthews has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 25 goals on 185 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 22 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Maple Leafs. He has had 1,429 shots against him and has given up 123 goals. He has made 1,306 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Cam Atkinson has accumulated 49 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 27 goals this season with 165 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Zach Werenski has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 8 goals on 134 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 30 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has had 1,277 shots against him and has given up 96 goals. He has made 1,181 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Maple Leafs have 61 total points this season. They have scored 165 goals while giving up 161 goals. They have had 163 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Maple Leafs have allowed 173 power play opportunities and given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.38% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 75 points on the season. They have 35 power play goals on 154 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 154 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Maple Leafs have a total of 177 goals scored while they've given up 136 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.57%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Toronto has a Corsi percentage of 50.2% as they've attempted 3,318 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,285 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.1% as they have 2,483 attempts while they've given up 2,478 shots on the defensive end. The Maple Leafs start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. They have 1,624 face off wins compared to 1,687 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49%. On defense Toronto has 1,342 hits and they've blocked 807 shots from the opposition.
Columbus has attempted 3,047 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,092 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 2,285 shots while they've given up 2,311 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets have an offensive zone percentage of 49.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.6% as they've compiled 1,601 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,759 face off losses. On defense Columbus has blocked 781 shot attempts and they have 1,050 hits as a unit.
Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 24-29 straight up
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 24-28-2 against the over/under
Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 33-20 straight up
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 22-29-4 against the over/under
Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
10/09/16 LW Joffrey Lupul Abdominal out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Nathan Horton Back out indefinitely
02/11/17 RW Nikita Soshnikov Upper Body "?" Tuesday vs NY Islanders
Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/10/16 RW David Clarkson Back out indefinitely
02/14/17 LW Scott Hartnell Lower Body "?" Wednesday vs. Toronto
01/20/17 D Markus Nutivaara Lower Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus -131
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