Columbus Blue Jackets at Colorado Avalanche NHL Picks & Parlay 1/4/2018
Thursday, January 4, 2018
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, January 4, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at -185 and the Avalanche at +166.
Columbus has a record of 23-15-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-8-3-3. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 115 goals and surrendered 115 goals for a point differential of 0. For the year they have an ATS mark of 23-18-0 and an over/under record of 19-21-0. Colorado has a record of 20-16-3, including 13-7-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 126 goals and have given up 122 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 20-19-0 while their over/under mark is 23-15-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 23-18-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 19-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 20-19-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 23-15-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/25/17 C Alexander Wennberg Back IR (12/21)
12/25/17 RW Cam Atkinson Foot IR (12/23)
12/13/17 C Brandon Dubinsky Facial IR (12/12)
12/01/17 D Ryan Murray Upper Body IR (11/27)
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/27/17 D Tyson Barrie Hand IR (12/23)
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
01/02/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg is "?" Thurday vs Columbus
01/01/18 LW J.T. Compher Upper Body IR (01/02)
Player SpotlightSergei Bobrovsky has 19 wins and 11 losses this season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 998 shots against him and he's surrendered 81 goals. He's made 917 stops for a save percentage of 92%. Artemi Panarin has scored 34 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 10 goals this season with 111 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 24 assists on the year and averages 20.2 minutes played per contest. Josh Anderson averages 18.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 14 goals on 125 attempts. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the year.
Mikko Rantanen has 36 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 13 goals this year with 92 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 18.7 minutes played per contest. Semyon Varlamov has 13 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 814 shots against him and he's given up 72 goals. He's made 742 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 17 goals on 123 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Blue Jackets have given up 110 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this season. That is 19th in the league. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.38% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 12th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Blue Jackets are 10th overall with 49 total points this year. They are 16th in the league with 115 goals and 17th in goals allowed with 115. They've had 120 power play chances and scored 14 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 12%. That is 31st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Avalanche are 7th with a total of 126 goals scored while they are 10th with 122 goals surrendered this season. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.76%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 21st in the league. The Avalanche have a total of 43 points this season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have had 31 power play goals on 158 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 13th overall. They've given up 142 power play opportunities and surrendered 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 7th when short-handed.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 50.9% as they've tried 2,412 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,324 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 10th in Corsi percentage. They are 6th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.1% as they have 1,862 shots while they've given up 1,714 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the year. That puts them 12th and 15th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,183 face-off wins as opposed to 1,305 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.5%. That is 26th overall in the NHL. On defense Columbus has 902 hits and they've blocked 610 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 10th in the league.
The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 49.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.6% for the year. That ranks them 23rd and 9th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,078 face-off wins as opposed to 1,307 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45.2%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 690 hits and they've blocked 618 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 7th in blocked shots. Colorado is ranked 25th in Corsi percentage with 47.9% as they've tried 2,159 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,344 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 23rd in the NHL at 48.1%, as they have 1,597 shots while they've given up 1,726 attempts on defense.
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