Carolina Hurricanes at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 10/5/2018
Friday, October 5, 2018
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, October 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +140 and the Blue Jackets at -160.
Carolina had a record of 36-35-11 last season and on the road they had a record of 17-19-5-2. They finished 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 228 goals and gave up 256 goals for a point differential of -28. For the season they had an ATS record of 36-46-0 and an over/under record of 37-43-0. Columbus finished with a record of 45-30-7 including 14-10-4-2 at home last season. They were 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They scored 242 goals and surrendered 230 for a goal differential of +12. Their record against the spread was 47-41-0 while their over/under record was 45-42-0.
Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes were 36-46-0 straight up last year
The Carolina Hurricanes were 37-43-0 against the over/under last season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets were 47-41-0 straight up last year
The Columbus Blue Jackets were 45-42-0 against the over/under last season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/04/18 LW Micheal Ferland Lower Body is doubtful Thursday vs NY Islanders
10/03/18 GO Scott Darling Lower Body IR (10/03)
10/03/18 C Victor Rask Hand IR (10/03)
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
10/04/18 D Ryan Murray Groin is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Detroit
10/04/18 D Scott Harrington Upper Body is downgraded to OUT Thursday vs Detroit
09/26/18 D Seth Jones Knee is out indefinitely
Teuvo Teravainen accumulated 64 total points last season for the Hurricanes. He had 23 goals last year with 185 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He had a total of 41 assists on the season and averaged 16.9 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner averaged 16.7 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 24 goals on 277 shots. He had 25 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Cam Ward had 23 wins and 14 losses last season in net for the Hurricanes. He had 1,187 shots against him and he gave up 112 goals. He made 1,075 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Seth Jones scored 57 total points last year for the Blue Jackets. He had 16 goals last season with 249 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He had a total of 41 assists on the season and averaged 24.6 minutes played per game. Artemi Panarin averaged 20.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 27 goals on 228 shots. He had 55 assists giving him a total of 82 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky had 37 wins and 22 losses last year in goal for the Blue Jackets. He had 1,993 shots against him and he surrendered 158 goals. He made 1,835 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes had 83 total points last season, which ranked them 21st in the NHL. They were 23rd in the league in goals scored with 228 while they gave up 256 goals, ranking them 8th overall. They had 239 power play opportunities and scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That was 22nd in the NHL. The Hurricanes allowed 191 power play opportunities and gave up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, putting them 24th in the league when short-handed. They averaged 34 shots per game and as a team shot 8.20% for the season. They allowed 29 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 89%. That put them 31st in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets were 14th in the NHL with a total of 97 points last year. They had 39 power play goals on 227 opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That ranked them 25th in the league as a power play unit. They allowed 214 power play opportunities and gave up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. That was 27th in the NHL. As a team, the Blue Jackets were 16th in the league with 242 goals scored while they gave up 230 goals, which was 22nd overall. They averaged 34 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.76%. As a team they gave up 31 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%. That was 10th in the NHL.
Carolina was 1st in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 55.1%, as they attempted 5,291 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,320 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 54.2% as they had 3,927 attempts while they gave up 3,314 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 1st in the league. The Hurricanes started possessions in the offensive zone 57.7% of the time, which was 1st in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 42.3% for the season. That was 31st overall in the NHL. They had 2,594 face-off wins compared to 2,204 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 54.1%. That ranked them 1st in the league. On defense Carolina had 1,597 hits and they blocked 1,006 shots from the opposition, putting them 31st overall.
Columbus was 9th in the league in Corsi percentage last season with 51.2%, as they tried 4,927 shots on net at full strength while giving up 4,699 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 52.2% as they had 3,804 attempts while they gave up 3,481 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 6th in the NHL. The Blue Jackets started possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time, which was 7th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.1% for the season. That was 26th overall in the NHL. They had 2,400 face-off wins compared to 2,558 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 48.4%. That ranked them 26th in the league. On defense Columbus had 1,745 hits and they blocked 1,218 shots from the opposition, putting them 15th overall.
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