Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Rangers NHL Picks & Predictions 3/20/2018
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to Madison Square Garden to take on the New York Rangers on Tuesday, March 20, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at -145 and the Rangers at +131.
Columbus has a record of 39-28-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 15-17-3-3. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 200 goals and surrendered 199 goals for a point differential of +1. For the year they have an ATS mark of 39-33-0 and an over/under record of 33-38-0. New York has a record of 32-32-8 including 20-13-4-2 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 208 goals and have given up 231 for a goal differential of -23. Their record against the spread is 32-40-0 while their over/under mark is 39-31-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 39-33-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 33-38-0 against the over/under this season
Important New York Rangers Betting Trends
The New York Rangers are 32-40-0 straight up this year
The New York Rangers are 39-31-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
03/19/18 GO Sergei Bobrovsky Rest will not start in goal Monday vs Boston
03/19/18 D Seth Jones Upper Body is downgraded to OUT Monday vs Boston
03/17/18 D Dean Kukan Upper Body is "?" Monday vs Boston
02/27/18 RW Josh Anderson Knee is out indefinitely
Key New York Rangers Injuries
03/13/18 D Tony DeAngelo Ankle is out indefinitely
02/15/18 D Steven Kampfer Hand IR (02/11)
02/10/18 GO Ondrej Pavelec Knee IR (02/08)
01/19/18 D Kevin Shattenkirk Knee IR (01/18)
Seth Jones has scored 49 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 14 goals this season with 234 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 35 assists on the year and averages 24.6 minutes played per contest. Artemi Panarin averages 20.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 21 goals on 204 attempts. He has 42 assists, giving him a total of 63 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 32 wins and 21 losses this season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,767 shots against him and he's surrendered 140 goals. He's made 1,627 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Mats Zuccarello has 49 total points this season for the Rangers. He has 15 goals this year with 157 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 34 assists on the year and averages 18.9 minutes played per contest. Pavel Buchnevich averages 15 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 14 goals on 123 attempts. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year. Henrik Lundqvist has 25 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Rangers. He has 1,848 shots against him and he's given up 156 goals. He's made 1,692 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 83 total points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They've scored 200 goals while giving up 199 scores, which has them ranked 24th and 22nd respectively. They have had 199 power play chances and scored 31 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 30th in the league. The Blue Jackets have given up 183 power play opportunities and surrendered 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking them 23rd when short-handed. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.16% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Rangers are 22nd in the league with a total of 72 points this season. They have 45 power play goals on 211 chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 10th in the NHL. They've given up 219 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 7th overall. As a team, the Rangers are 18th with a total of 208 goals scored while they've given up 231 goals this season, ranking 6th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.23%. As a unit they give up 35 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 16th overall in the NHL.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they've tried 4,369 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,124 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 8th in Corsi percentage. They are 3rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.6% as they have 3,382 shots while they've given up 3,049 attempts on defense. 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 puts them 5th and 26th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,083 face-off wins as opposed to 2,248 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That is 27th overall in the NHL. On defense Columbus has 1,547 hits and they've blocked 1,075 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 13th in the league.
The Rangers are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.1% for the season, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 2,117 face-off wins compared to 2,137 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 16th in the league. On defense New York has 1,526 hits and they have blocked 1,110 shots from the opposition, which is 10th in the league. New York is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.8% as they've attempted 3,965 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,507 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 47.3% ranks 30th as they have 3,045 attempts while they have given up 3,397 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jackets/Rangers NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Columbus -145
Guy's Pick: Take Columbus -145
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