Dallas Stars at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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The Dallas Stars travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Stars at +104 and the Blue Jackets at -115.
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Dallas has a record of 26-17-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 10-11-2-1. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 140 goals and given up 126 goals for a point differential of +14. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-20-0 and an over/under record of 26-19-0. Columbus has a record of 25-18-3 including 15-8-0-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 124 goals and surrendered 129 for a goal differential of -5. Their record against the spread is 25-21-0 while their over/under record is 20-25-0.
Valuable Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 26-20-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 26-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 25-21-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 20-25-0 against the over/under this season
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
01/12/18 D Marc Methot Knee IR (01/04)
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)
01/12/18 LW Sonny Milano Upper Body is "?" Thursday vs Dallas
Ben Bishop has 20 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has 1,018 shots against him and he's given up 86 goals. He's made 932 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Tyler Seguin has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Stars. He has 22 goals this year with 187 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 19 assists on the season and averages 20.2 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 18 goals on 140 shots. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the season.
Josh Anderson has scored 24 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 14 goals this season with 143 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 10 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Sergei Bobrovsky has 21 wins and 14 losses this year in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,167 shots against him and he's surrendered 93 goals. He's made 1,074 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Artemi Panarin averages 20.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 12 goals on 131 shots. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have allowed 157 power play opportunities and have given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82% this year. That is 15th in the NHL. They average 31 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.71% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 20th in the league. The Stars has 55 total points this season, ranking 8th in the NHL in offense. They are 7th in the league with 140 goals while they've given up 126 goals, which is 21st overall. They have had 138 power play opportunities and scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 12th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blue Jackets are 22nd with 124 goals scored while they are 17th in the NHL with 129 goals allowed this year. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.94%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 13th place in the league. The Blue Jackets have a total of 53 points this year, which is 13th in the NHL. They have 18 power play goals on 133 opportunities for a percentage of 14%. That ranks their power play unit 30th. They've allowed 121 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, which is 24th overall.
Dallas has a Corsi percentage of 51.6% as they've tried 2,691 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,521 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 5th in Corsi percentage. They are 8th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 51.6% as they have 1,972 shots while they've given up 1,849 attempts on defense. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 47.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 52.1% for the year. That puts them 25th and 5th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,545 face-off wins as opposed to 1,377 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.9%. That is 1st overall in the NHL. On defense Dallas has 970 hits and they've blocked 672 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 13th in the league.
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 ranks them 10th and 21st respectively in the NHL. They have 1,333 face-off wins as opposed to 1,485 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 28th in the league. On defense Columbus has 993 hits and they've blocked 692 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 8th in blocked shots. Columbus is ranked 11th in Corsi percentage with 51.1% as they've tried 2,749 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,629 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 7th in the NHL at 52.3%, as they have 2,128 shots while they've given up 1,937 attempts on defense.
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