Detroit Red Wings at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 4/3/2018
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
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The Detroit Red Wings travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Red Wings at +210 and the Blue Jackets at -235.
Detroit has a record of 30-38-11 this season and on the road they have a record of 14-23-3-0. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 207 goals and given up 242 goals for a point differential of -35. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-49-0 and an over/under record of 33-44-0. Columbus has a record of 44-29-6 including 25-12-2-1 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 231 goals and surrendered 217 for a goal differential of +14. Their record against the spread is 44-35-0 while their over/under record is 38-40-0.
Valuable Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 30-49-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 33-44-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 44-35-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 38-40-0 against the over/under this season
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
03/23/18 D Mike Green Back is out for season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
03/31/18 D Jack Johnson Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs Detroit
03/31/18 D Dean Kukan Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs Detroit
03/26/18 LW Nick Foligno Lower Body is out indefinitely
03/23/18 LW Lukas Sedlak Head is out indefinitely
02/27/18 RW Josh Anderson Knee is out indefinitely
Jimmy Howard has 22 wins and 27 losses this season in net for the Red Wings. He has 1,729 shots against him and he's given up 155 goals. He's made 1,574 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Anthony Mantha has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Red Wings. He has 24 goals this year with 182 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 17.3 minutes played per game. Henrik Zetterberg averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 6% by scoring 10 goals on 173 shots. He has 40 assists, giving him a total of 50 points on the season.
Artemi Panarin has scored 77 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 26 goals this season with 222 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 51 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Sergei Bobrovsky has 36 wins and 22 losses this year in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,923 shots against him and he's surrendered 149 goals. He's made 1,774 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Seth Jones averages 24.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 244 shots. He has 38 assists, giving him a total of 54 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings have allowed 251 power play opportunities and have given up 54 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78% this year. That is 21st in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.63% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 22nd in the league. The Red Wings has 71 total points this season, ranking 26th in the NHL in offense. They are 28th in the league with 207 goals while they've given up 242 goals, which is 12th overall. They have had 227 power play opportunities and scored 38 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 25th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blue Jackets are 16th with 231 goals scored while they are 22nd in the NHL with 217 goals allowed this year. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.69%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 7th place in the league. The Blue Jackets have a total of 94 points this year, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 35 power play goals on 218 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 28th. They've allowed 203 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, which is 24th overall.
Detroit is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.6%, as they've attempted 4,337 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,579 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 49.2% as they have 3,347 attempts while they have given up 3,449 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 19th in the league. The Red Wings start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time, which is 17th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the season. That is 12th overall in the NHL. They have 2,350 face-off wins compared to 2,470 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.8%. That ranks them 20th in the league. On defense Detroit has 1,561 hits and they have blocked 1,130 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Blue Jackets are 5th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 2,304 face-off wins compared to 2,452 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.4%. That is 27th in the league. On defense Columbus has 1,673 hits and they have blocked 1,173 shots from the opposition, which is 14th in the league. Columbus is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.3% as they've attempted 4,764 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,526 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.3% ranks 5th as they have 3,672 attempts while they have given up 3,353 shots on the defensive end.
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