Vegas Golden Knights at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 3/6/2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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The Vegas Golden Knights head to Nationwide Arena to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Golden Knights at -115 and the Blue Jackets at +104.
Vegas has a record of 42-18-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 18-11-3-1. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 225 goals and surrendered 180 goals for a point differential of +45. For the year they have an ATS mark of 42-23-0 and an over/under record of 36-27-0. Columbus has a record of 33-28-5 including 19-11-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 176 goals and have given up 186 for a goal differential of -10. Their record against the spread is 33-33-0 while their over/under mark is 30-35-0.
Valuable Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 42-23-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 36-27-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 33-33-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 30-35-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
03/04/18 LW James Neal Hand is "?" Tuesday vs Columbus
03/04/18 D Nate Schmidt Undisclosed is "?" Tuesday vs Columbus
03/04/18 C Oscar Lindberg Upper Body is "?" Tuesday vs Columbus
03/02/18 D Luca Sbisa Undisclosed IR (03/01)
02/17/18 LW Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Wrist IR (02/17)
02/10/18 GO Malcolm Subban Upper Body IR (02/10)
02/10/18 LW William Carrier Upper Body IR (02/07)
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
02/27/18 RW Josh Anderson Knee is out indefinitely
02/20/18 D Markus Nutivaara Upper Body IR (02/16)
02/19/18 D Dean Kukan Upper Body IR (02/18)
James Neal has scored 40 total points this year for the Golden Knights. He has 24 goals this season with 167 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 16 assists on the year and averages 17.2 minutes played per contest. David Perron averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 16 goals on 106 attempts. He has 43 assists, giving him a total of 59 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 22 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Golden Knights. He has 1,027 shots against him and he's surrendered 74 goals. He's made 953 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Artemi Panarin has 55 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 20 goals this year with 184 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 35 assists on the year and averages 20.3 minutes played per contest. Seth Jones averages 24.9 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 5% by scoring 10 goals on 219 attempts. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 41 points on the year. Sergei Bobrovsky has 28 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,649 shots against him and he's given up 132 goals. He's made 1,517 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights have 89 total points this year, which is 3rd in the NHL. They've scored 225 goals while giving up 180 scores, which has them ranked 2nd and 25th respectively. They have had 199 power play chances and scored 43 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 7th in the league. The Golden Knights have given up 188 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 18th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.53% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 14th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets are 19th in the league with a total of 71 points this season. They have 27 power play goals on 184 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 30th in the NHL. They've given up 170 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 27th overall. As a team, the Blue Jackets are 25th with a total of 176 goals scored while they've given up 186 goals this season, ranking 21st in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 7.78%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 9th overall in the NHL.
Vegas is 8th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.9%, as they've attempted 3,980 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,695 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.9% as they have 2,959 attempts while they have given up 2,746 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 11th in the league. The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 52.9% of the time, which is 6th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.1% for the season. That is 28th overall in the NHL. They have 1,977 face-off wins compared to 2,036 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.3%. That ranks them 24th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,294 hits and they have blocked 949 shots from the opposition, putting them 18th overall.
The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 53.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.8% for the year. That ranks them 4th and 26th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,912 face-off wins as opposed to 2,093 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.7%. That is 26th in the league. On defense Columbus has 1,442 hits and they've blocked 976 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 13th in blocked shots. Columbus is ranked 5th in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've tried 4,019 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,780 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 3rd in the NHL at 52.6%, as they have 3,113 shots while they've given up 2,804 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Golden Knights/Blue Jackets NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -115
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas -115
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