Columbus Blue Jackets at New Jersey Devils NHL Picks & Predictions 2/20/2018
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Prudential Center to take on the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at +104 and the Devils at -115.
Columbus has a record of 29-25-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-14-3-3. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 157 goals and surrendered 169 goals for a point differential of -12. For the year they have an ATS mark of 29-30-0 and an over/under record of 26-32-0. New Jersey has a record of 31-20-8 including 16-10-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 180 goals and have given up 181 for a goal differential of -1. Their record against the spread is 31-28-0 while their over/under mark is 32-26-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 29-30-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 26-32-0 against the over/under this season
Important New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 31-28-0 straight up this year
The New Jersey Devils are 32-26-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
02/18/18 D Markus Nutivaara Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
02/18/18 LW Nick Foligno Lower Body left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
02/18/18 D Dean Kukan Upper Body left last game, is "?" Tuesday vs New Jersey
Key New Jersey Devils Injuries
02/18/18 LW Miles Wood Suspension 2-game suspension (eligible to return 02/22 vs Minnesota)
02/16/18 C John Quenneville Knee IR (02/09)
02/09/18 GO Cory Schneider Groin IR (01/22)
01/25/18 LW Marcus Johansson Concussion IR (01/23)
01/22/18 C Brian Gibbons Thumb IR (01/20)
Artemi Panarin has scored 47 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 16 goals this season with 168 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 31 assists on the year and averages 20.5 minutes played per contest. Seth Jones averages 25 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 4% by tallying 8 goals on 192 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 24 wins and 19 losses this season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,469 shots against him and he's surrendered 120 goals. He's made 1,349 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Taylor Hall has 62 total points this season for the Devils. He has 24 goals this year with 195 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 38 assists on the year and averages 19 minutes played per contest. Nico Hischier averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 13 goals on 134 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 39 points on the year. Keith Kinkaid has 13 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has 641 shots against him and he's given up 66 goals. He's made 575 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 63 total points this year, which is 21st in the NHL. They've scored 157 goals while giving up 169 scores, which has them ranked 25th and 21st respectively. They have had 165 power play chances and scored 24 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 31st in the league. The Blue Jackets have given up 149 power play opportunities and surrendered 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, ranking them 27th when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.61% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Devils are 12th in the league with a total of 70 points this season. They have 36 power play goals on 187 chances for a percentage of 19%. That is 19th in the NHL. They've given up 202 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 13th overall. As a team, the Devils are 9th with a total of 180 goals scored while they've given up 181 goals this season, ranking 10th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.76%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 20th overall in the NHL.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 51.8% as they've tried 3,650 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,400 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 5th in Corsi percentage. They are 3rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53% as they have 2,830 shots while they've given up 2,508 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 53.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.3% for the year. That puts them 4th and 28th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,729 face-off wins as opposed to 1,890 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.8%. That is 25th overall in the NHL. On defense Columbus has 1,298 hits and they've blocked 892 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 12th in the league.
The Devils are 23rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the season, which is 9th in the NHL. They have 1,702 face-off wins compared to 1,913 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.1%. That is 30th in the league. On defense New Jersey has 1,254 hits and they have blocked 857 shots from the opposition, which is 17th in the league. New Jersey is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.4% as they've attempted 3,262 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,475 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.2% ranks 20th as they have 2,538 attempts while they have given up 2,618 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jackets/Devils NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Columbus +104
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus +104
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