Minnesota Wild at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 1/30/2018
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, January 30, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at +105 and the Blue Jackets at -143.
Minnesota has a record of 26-18-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 9-14-1-1. They are 6th in the Central Division. They have tallied 144 goals and surrendered 140 goals for a point differential of +4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 26-23-0 and an over/under record of 25-22-0. Columbus has a record of 27-19-3 including 16-8-0-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 131 goals and have given up 137 for a goal differential of -6. Their record against the spread is 27-22-0 while their over/under mark is 21-27-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 26-23-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 25-22-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 27-22-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 21-27-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
01/09/18 RW Nino Niederreiter Lower Body is out indefinitely
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
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 Oblique IR (01/08)
Eric Staal has scored 43 total points this year for the Wild. He has 20 goals this season with 134 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 23 assists on the year and averages 18.1 minutes played per contest. Jason Zucker averages 17.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 19 goals on 123 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 36 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 18 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Wild. He has 968 shots against him and he's surrendered 81 goals. He's made 887 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Seth Jones has 32 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 8 goals this year with 152 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 24 assists on the year and averages 24.8 minutes played per contest. Artemi Panarin averages 20.4 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 12 goals on 136 attempts. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 39 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 22 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,243 shots against him and he's given up 99 goals. He's made 1,144 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 57 total points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They've scored 144 goals while giving up 140 scores, which has them ranked 15th and 17th respectively. They have had 151 power play chances and scored 30 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the league. The Wild have given up 181 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 11th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.86% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets are 14th in the league with a total of 57 points this season. They have 19 power play goals on 139 chances for a percentage of 14%. That is 31st in the NHL. They've given up 129 power play opportunities and surrendered 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 26th overall. As a team, the Blue Jackets are 25th with a total of 131 goals scored while they've given up 137 goals this season, ranking 20th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.95%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 11th overall in the NHL.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 46.3% as they've tried 2,553 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,967 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 31st in Corsi percentage. They are 29th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.2% as they have 1,970 shots while they've given up 2,202 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 48.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.6% for the year. That puts them 28th and 6th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,478 face-off wins as opposed to 1,453 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.4%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 847 hits and they've blocked 765 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
The Blue Jackets are 9th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the season, which is 22nd in the NHL. They have 1,428 face-off wins compared to 1,572 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.6%. That is 26th in the league. On defense Columbus has 1,074 hits and they have blocked 752 shots from the opposition, which is 12th in the league. Columbus is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.6% as they've attempted 2,905 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,839 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.9% ranks 7th as they have 2,250 attempts while they have given up 2,087 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Blue Jackets NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +105
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota +105
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