Columbus Blue Jackets at Boston Bruins Game 2 Picks & Predictions 4/27/2019
Saturday, April 27, 2019
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The Columbus Blue Jackets travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Saturday in Game 2 of their series. The Bruins won an overtime thriller 3-2 on Thursday night to take a 1-0 series lead. Charlie Coyle scored 2 goals including the game-winner to lead Boston to victory. The opening line for this game has the Blue Jackets at +240 and the Bruins at -290.
Columbus had a record of 47-31-4 this season. They were 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They have scored 256 goals and given up 231 goals for a point differential of +25. For the season they have an ATS record of 51-36-0 and an over/under record of 33-48-0. Boston had a record of 49-24-9 this year. They were 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 257 goals and surrendered 212 for a goal differential of +45. Their record against the spread is 54-36-0 while their over/under record is 38-48-0.
Valuable Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 51-36-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 33-48-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 54-36-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 38-48-0 against the over/under this season
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
04/26/19 D Adam McQuaid Concussion is downgraded to doubtful Saturday vs Boston
04/18/19 D Markus Nutivaara Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs Boston
02/21/19 D Ryan Murray Upper Body is out indefinitely
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
04/25/19 C David Krejci Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Saturday vs Columbus
04/25/19 D John Moore Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Columbus
04/20/19 D Kevan Miller Lower Body is out indefinitely
Sergei Bobrovsky has 37 wins and 24 losses this season in net for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,756 shots against him and he's given up 153 goals. He's made 1,603 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Oliver Bjorkstrand has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Blue Jackets. He has 23 goals this year with 161 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 12.3 minutes played per game. Pierre-Luc Dubois averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 27 goals on 174 shots. He has 34 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the season.
Zdeno Chara has scored 14 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 5 goals this season with 99 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 21.1 minutes played per game. Tuukka Rask has 27 wins and 13 losses this year in goal for the Bruins. He has 1,245 shots against him and he's surrendered 109 goals. He's made 1,136 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Patrice Bergeron averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 32 goals on 205 shots. He has 47 assists, giving him a total of 79 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have allowed 200 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85% this year. That is 2nd in the NHL. They average 32 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.88% for the season. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 18th in the league. The Blue Jackets have 98 total points this season, ranking 13th in the NHL in offense. They are 12th in the league with 256 goals while they've given up 231 goals, which is 21st overall. They have had 221 power play opportunities and scored 34 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 28th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Bruins are 11th with 257 goals scored while they are 28th in the NHL with 212 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.59%. They give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 7th place in the league. The Bruins have a total of 107 points this year, which is 2nd in the NHL. They have 65 power play goals on 251 opportunities for a percentage of 26%. That ranks their power play unit 3rd. They've allowed 244 power play opportunities and have given up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, which is 16th overall.
Columbus is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.9%, as they've attempted 4,572 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,402 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.7% as they have 3,565 attempts while they have given up 3,326 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 9th in the league. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. That is 20th overall in the NHL. They have 2,434 face-off wins compared to 2,410 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense Columbus has 1,741 hits and they have blocked 1,076 shots from the opposition, putting them 27th overall.
The Bruins are 7th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 53.5% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 46.5% for the season, which is 25th in the NHL. They have 2,454 face-off wins compared to 2,385 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.7%. That is 10th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,876 hits and they have blocked 1,050 shots from the opposition, which is 28th in the league. Boston is 6th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.6% as they've attempted 4,846 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,374 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.9% ranks 5th as they have 3,732 attempts while they have given up 3,324 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jackets/Bruins NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take Boston -290
Tony's Pick: Take Boston -290
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