Columbus Blue Jackets at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 1/23/2018
Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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The Columbus Blue Jackets head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blue Jackets at +144 and the Golden Knights at -160.
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Columbus has a record of 26-18-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-10-3-3. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They have tallied 126 goals and surrendered 130 goals for a point differential of -4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 26-21-0 and an over/under record of 20-26-0. Vegas has a record of 31-11-4 including 18-2-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 157 goals and have given up 123 for a goal differential of +34. Their record against the spread is 31-15-0 while their over/under mark is 25-19-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 26-21-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 20-26-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 31-15-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 25-19-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
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)
01/17/18 LW Sonny Milano Upper Body IR (01/17)
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/31/17 GO Oscar Dansk Lower Body IR (10/30)
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
01/18/18 LW Tomas Nosek Upper Body IR (01/16)
01/10/18 D Luca Sbisa Hand IR (01/08)
01/05/18 D Jon Merrill Undisclosed IR (01/04)
Josh Anderson has scored 24 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 14 goals this season with 144 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 18.6 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 12 goals on 133 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 21 wins and 14 losses this season in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,167 shots against him and he's surrendered 93 goals. He's made 1,074 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
David Perron has 38 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 11 goals this year with 72 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 17.7 minutes played per contest. James Neal averages 17.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 21 goals on 137 attempts. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 11 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 499 shots against him and he's given up 27 goals. He's made 472 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 55 total points this year, which is 14th in the NHL. They've scored 126 goals while giving up 130 scores, which has them ranked 25th and 21st respectively. They have had 135 power play chances and scored 18 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 13%. That is 31st in the league. The Blue Jackets have given up 125 power play opportunities and surrendered 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking them 21st 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 91%, which is 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 1st in the league with a total of 66 points this season. They have 26 power play goals on 150 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 22nd in the NHL. They've given up 136 power play opportunities and surrendered 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 15th overall. As a team, the Golden Knights are 3rd with a total of 157 goals scored while they've given up 123 goals this season, ranking 26th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.37%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 14th overall in the NHL.
Columbus has a Corsi percentage of 50.9% as they've tried 2,797 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,702 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 11th in Corsi percentage. They are 5th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.1% as they have 2,167 shots while they've given up 1,989 attempts on defense. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 51.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the year. That puts them 9th and 21st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,361 face-off wins as opposed to 1,516 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 28th overall in the NHL. On defense Columbus has 1,016 hits and they've blocked 713 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 11th in the league.
The Golden Knights are 12th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the season, which is 24th in the NHL. They have 1,407 face-off wins compared to 1,439 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 25th in the league. On defense Vegas has 889 hits and they have blocked 703 shots from the opposition, which is 14th in the league. Vegas is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.8% as they've attempted 2,820 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,620 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.3% ranks 10th as they have 2,101 attempts while they have given up 1,917 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jackets/Golden Knights NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Columbus +144
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus +144
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