Vancouver Canucks at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 1/12/2018
Friday, January 12, 2018
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday, January 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +140 and the Blue Jackets at -160.
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Vancouver has a record of 16-21-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 9-9-3-2. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 111 goals and given up 143 goals for a point differential of -32. For the season they have an ATS record of 16-27-0 and an over/under record of 24-19-0. Columbus is 25-16-3 including 15-7-0-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 121 goals and surrendered 121 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 25-19-0 while their over/under record is 19-24-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 16-27-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 24-19-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 25-19-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 19-24-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/07/17 C Bo Horvat Ankle IR (12/05)
11/27/17 C Brandon Sutter Upper Body IR (11/25)
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)
01/11/18 C Alexander Wennberg Back is upgraded to probable Thursday vs Buffalo
01/10/18 LW Sonny Milano Upper Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs Buffalo
Thomas Vanek has accumulated 29 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 12 goals this year with 86 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 17 assists on the season and averages 14.1 minutes played per game. Brock Boeser averages 16.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 19% by scoring 22 goals on 114 shots. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the season. Jacob Markstrom has 10 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 899 shots against him and he's given up 83 goals. He's made 816 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Artemi Panarin has scored 36 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 11 goals this season with 127 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 20.4 minutes played per game. Josh Anderson averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 14 goals on 136 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Sergei Bobrovsky has 21 wins and 12 losses this year in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,111 shots against him and he's surrendered 87 goals. He's made 1,024 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have 38 total points this season, which ranks them 29th in the NHL. They are 27th in the league in goals scored with 111 while they've given up 143 goals, ranking them 6th overall. They have had 145 power play opportunities and have scored 30 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. That is 12th in the NHL. The Canucks have allowed 150 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, putting them 27th in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.60% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 24th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets are 8th in the NHL with a total of 53 points this year. They have 16 power play goals on 130 opportunities for a percentage of 12%. That ranks them 31st in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 118 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. That is 21st in the NHL. As a team, the Blue Jackets are 19th in the league with 121 goals scored while they've given up 121 goals, which is 19th overall. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.13%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 8th in the NHL.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 48.2% as they've tried 2,306 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,475 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 27th in Corsi percentage. They are 28th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.7% as they have 1,738 shots while they've given up 1,905 attempts on defense. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the year. That puts them 17th and 19th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,265 face-off wins as opposed to 1,373 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48%. That is 28th overall in the NHL. On defense Vancouver has 821 hits and they've blocked 570 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 27th in the league.
The Blue Jackets 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 12th and 14th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,281 face-off wins as opposed to 1,407 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.7%. That is 27th in the league. On defense Columbus has 959 hits and they've blocked 664 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 8th in blocked shots. Columbus is ranked 10th in Corsi percentage with 50.9% as they've tried 2,613 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,525 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 7th in the NHL at 52.1%, as they have 2,025 shots while they've given up 1,861 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Canucks/Blue Jackets NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Columbus -160
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus -160
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