Colorado Avalanche at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Parlay 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Colorado Avalanche head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Avalanche at +100 and the Blue Jackets at -110.
Colorado has a record of 35-24-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-16-5-1. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've tallied 206 goals and surrendered 195 goals for a point differential of +11. For the year they have an ATS mark of 35-31-0 and an over/under record of 35-27-0. Columbus has a record of 34-28-5, including 20-11-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 180 goals and have given up 187 for a goal differential of -7. Their record against the spread is 34-33-0 while their over/under mark is 30-36-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 35-31-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 35-27-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 34-33-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 30-36-0 against the over/under this season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/06/18 D Mark Alt Acquired is "?" Thursday vs Columbus
03/06/18 C Colin Wilson Concussion is OUT Thursday vs Columbus
03/06/18 GO Jonathan Bernier Head is OUT Thursday vs Columbus
03/06/18 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm is OUT Thursday vs Columbus
03/04/18 GO Andrew Hammond Concussion IR (03/04)
02/19/18 D Erik Johnson Upper Body IR (02/18)
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
02/27/18 RW Josh Anderson Knee is out indefinitely
02/20/18 D Markus Nutivaara Upper Body IR (02/16)
02/19/18 D Dean Kukan Upper Body IR (02/18)
Semyon Varlamov has 18 wins and 13 losses this season in goal for the Avalanche. He has 1,239 shots against him and he's surrendered 107 goals. He's made 1,132 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Mikko Rantanen has scored 64 total points this year for the Avalanche. He has 22 goals this season with 140 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 42 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 32 goals on 216 attempts. He has 46 assists, giving him a total of 78 points on the year.
Artemi Panarin has 58 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 21 goals this year with 189 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 37 assists on the year and averages 20.2 minutes played per contest. Sergei Bobrovsky has 28 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,649 shots against him and he's given up 132 goals. He's made 1,517 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Seth Jones averages 24.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 10 goals on 220 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have given up 227 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this season. That is 3rd in the league. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.58% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 15th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Avalanche are 14th overall with 77 total points this year. They are 10th in the league with 206 goals and 17th in goals allowed with 195. They've had 246 power play chances and scored 50 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blue Jackets are 23rd with a total of 180 goals scored while they are 21st with 187 goals surrendered this season. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.89%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 8th in the league. The Blue Jackets have a total of 73 points this season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have had 27 power play goals on 186 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 30th overall. They've given up 172 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 25th when short-handed.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 47% as they've tried 3,585 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,045 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 28th in Corsi percentage. They are 29th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47% as they have 2,666 shots while they've given up 3,005 attempts on defense. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 49.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.9% for the year. That puts them 22nd and 5th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,718 face-off wins as opposed to 2,193 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 43.9%. That is 31st overall in the NHL. On defense Colorado has 1,287 hits and they've blocked 1,040 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the year. That ranks them 4th and 26th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,946 face-off wins as opposed to 2,124 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.8%. That is 26th in the league. On defense Columbus has 1,461 hits and they've blocked 992 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 13th in blocked shots. Columbus is ranked 7th in Corsi percentage with 51.4% as they've tried 4,066 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,842 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 3rd in the NHL at 52.5%, as they have 3,152 shots while they've given up 2,850 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado +100 and over 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado +100 and over 5.5 total goals
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