Columbus Blue Jackets at Philadelphia Flyers NHL Picks & Predictions 3/15/2018
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Wells Fargo Center
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to Wells Fargo Center to play the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, March 15, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +111 and the Flyers at -122.
Columbus has a record of 37-28-5 this season and on the road they have a record of 14-17-3-3. They are 4th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 193 goals and given up 195 goals for a point differential of -2. For the season they have an ATS record of 37-33-0 and an over/under record of 32-37-0. Philadelphia has a record of 35-24-11 including 17-12-6-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 205 goals and surrendered 205 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 35-35-0 while their over/under record is 35-33-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 37-33-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 32-37-0 against the over/under this season
Important Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 35-35-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 35-33-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
03/12/18 LW Matt Calvert Illness is "?" Thursday vs Philadelphia
03/12/18 D Ryan Murray Undisclosed is "?" Thursday vs Philadelphia
03/12/18 D Seth Jones Upper Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Philadelphia
02/27/18 RW Josh Anderson Knee is out indefinitely
02/19/18 D Dean Kukan Upper Body IR (02/18)
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
03/12/18 D Johnny Oduya Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs Columbus
03/10/18 D Robert Hagg Lower Body is out indefinitely
02/20/18 GO Michal Neuvirth Lower Body IR (02/18)
02/13/18 GO Brian Elliott Abdominal IR (02/10)
Sergei Bobrovsky has 30 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,713 shots against him and he's given up 136 goals. He's made 1,577 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Artemi Panarin has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 21 goals this year with 200 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 40 assists on the season and averages 20.2 minutes played per game. Seth Jones averages 24.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 14 goals on 234 shots. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the season.
Claude Giroux has scored 82 total points this year for the Flyers. He has 25 goals this season with 163 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 57 assists on the season and averages 20.4 minutes played per game. Petr Mrazek has 12 wins and 11 losses this year in goal for the Flyers. He has 886 shots against him and he's surrendered 83 goals. He's made 803 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Jakub Voracek averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 16 goals on 201 shots. He has 59 assists, giving him a total of 75 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have allowed 179 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78% this year. That is 24th in the NHL. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.09% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 8th in the league. The Blue Jackets has 79 total points this season, ranking 17th in the NHL in offense. They are 22nd in the league with 193 goals while they've given up 195 goals, which is 22nd overall. They have had 196 power play opportunities and scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Flyers are 13th with 205 goals scored while they are 16th in the NHL with 205 goals allowed this year. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.18%. They give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 22nd place in the league. The Flyers have a total of 81 points this year, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 47 power play goals on 234 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks their power play unit 18th. They've allowed 198 power play opportunities and have given up 50 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, which is 30th overall.
Columbus is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.4%, as they've attempted 4,238 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,011 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.5% as they have 3,291 attempts while they have given up 2,973 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 53.1% of the time, which is 4th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.9% for the season. That is 25th overall in the NHL. They have 2,041 face-off wins compared to 2,198 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.1%. That ranks them 27th in the league. On defense Columbus has 1,511 hits and they have blocked 1,038 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the year. That ranks them 16th and 19th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,232 face-off wins as opposed to 1,927 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.7%. That is 2nd in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 1,449 hits and they've blocked 1,014 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 17th in blocked shots. Philadelphia is ranked 11th in Corsi percentage with 50.6% as they've tried 4,042 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,941 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 14th in the NHL at 51%, as they have 3,045 shots while they've given up 2,927 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jackets/Flyers NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -122
Josh's Pick: Take Philadelphia -122
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