Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Islanders NHL Picks & Predictions 2/3/2018
Saturday, February 3, 2018
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Barclays Center to take on the New York Islanders on Saturday, February 3, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at -190 and the Islanders at +171.
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Columbus has a record of 27-19-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 11-11-3-3. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 133 goals and surrendered 140 goals for a point differential of -7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 27-23-0 and an over/under record of 21-28-0. New York has a record of 25-22-5 including 13-8-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 173 goals and have given up 189 for a goal differential of -16. Their record against the spread is 25-27-0 while their over/under mark is 32-17-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 27-23-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 21-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 25-27-0 straight up this year
The New York Islanders are 32-17-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
12/01/17 D Ryan Murray Upper Body IR (11/27)
02/01/18 C Boone Jenner Personal is "?" Friday vs San Jose
01/17/18 LW Sonny Milano Oblique IR (01/08)
Key New York Islanders Injuries
12/28/17 D Johnny Boychuk Lower Body IR (12/27)
12/18/17 D Calvin de Haan Shoulder IR (12/16)
11/08/17 LW Nikolay Kulemin Shoulder IR (11/06)
01/20/18 LW Shane Prince Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Seth Jones has scored 33 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 8 goals this season with 154 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 25 assists on the year and averages 24.9 minutes played per contest. Artemi Panarin averages 20.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by tallying 13 goals on 140 attempts. He has 28 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 22 wins and 15 losses this season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,286 shots against him and he's surrendered 101 goals. He's made 1,185 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Anders Lee has 42 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 27 goals this year with 124 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 15 assists on the year and averages 17.2 minutes played per contest. Josh Bailey averages 18 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 12 goals on 85 attempts. He has 43 assists, giving him a total of 55 points on the year. Jaroslav Halak has 15 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has 1,122 shots against him and he's given up 102 goals. He's made 1,020 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 58 total points this year, which is 18th in the NHL. They've scored 133 goals while giving up 140 scores, which has them ranked 26th and 22nd respectively. They have had 142 power play chances and scored 20 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That is 31st in the league. The Blue Jackets have given up 131 power play opportunities and surrendered 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 27th when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 7.93% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 10th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders are 22nd in the league with a total of 55 points this season. They have 32 power play goals on 161 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 14th in the NHL. They've given up 153 power play opportunities and surrendered 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, ranking 30th overall. As a team, the Islanders are 2nd with a total of 173 goals scored while they've given up 189 goals this season, ranking 1st in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.66%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 29th overall in the NHL.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 50.5% as they've tried 2,962 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,905 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 10th in Corsi percentage. They are 5th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.7% as they have 2,298 shots while they've given up 2,143 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the year. That puts them 8th and 21st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,457 face-off wins as opposed to 1,604 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.6%. That is 25th overall in the NHL. On defense Columbus has 1,092 hits and they've blocked 762 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 13th in the league.
The Islanders are 29th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.8% for the season, which is 8th in the NHL. They have 1,519 face-off wins compared to 1,635 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.2%. That is 28th in the league. On defense New York has 1,130 hits and they have blocked 790 shots from the opposition, which is 7th in the league. New York is 25th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 47.5% as they've attempted 2,965 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,273 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.8% ranks 30th as they have 2,183 attempts while they have given up 2,483 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jackets/Islanders NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Columbus -190
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus -190
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