Columbus Blue Jackets vs Carolina Hurricanes Expert NHL Picks 10/12/2019
Saturday, October 12, 2019
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
PNC Arena is the venue where Andrei Svechnikov and the Carolina Hurricanes (4-0-0, 1st in the Metropolitan Division) will play the Columbus Blue Jackets (1-2-0, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) on Saturday. The Hurricanes open this game at -131 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at +119. The total has been set at 6. The Blue Jackets cover 33.3% of the time, having gone 1-2 SU. Carolina is covering 100.0% of the time, going 3-0 straight up.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win against the Buffalo Sabres in their last contest. The Blue Jackets had a solid offensive outing in this win. In this matchup, they netted 4 out of the 44 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 3 power play attempts and notched 2 goals out of those attempts. Columbus ended up with 8 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets sat at 42 and the Corsi against was 39 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 51.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 30 and the Fenwick against sat at 23, which tells us they had a rate of 56.6%. They earned 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 23 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 64.1% and they had a PDO of 99.7 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Buffalo Sabres earned 18 shots. They had 6 minutes in the box and they notched 4 power play opportunities.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets have 2 total points this season, which ranks them 22nd in the NHL. They are 27th in the league in goals scored with 7 while they've given up 14 goals, ranking them 10th overall. They have had 9 power play opportunities and have scored 3 goals on those chances for a percentage of 33%. That is 7th in the NHL. The Blue Jackets have allowed 13 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 62%, putting them 29th in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 6.80% for the season. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 84%. That puts them 30th in the league in stopping the puck.
The Carolina Hurricanes went up against the Florida Panthers in a game where the Hurricanes got the victory by a mark of 6 - 3. For this outing, Carolina earned a 37.6% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 32 while the opposition had a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick rate was 39.7% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Panthers having earned a 38 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Carolina played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO of 120.9 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 32.4%. The Hurricanes netted 6 goals of the 35 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play chances in this outing and were able to convert 1 out of those attempts. Concerning their opponent, the Panthers had 6 power play opportunities and took advantage of the situation by scoring 2 goals of those chances. Carolina allowed 50 shots on goal and the Panthers racked up a total of 10 penalty mins.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes are 1st in the NHL with a total of 8 points this year. They have 5 power play goals on 15 opportunities for a percentage of 33%. That ranks them 8th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 19 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. That is 15th in the NHL. As a team, the Hurricanes are 7th in the league with 16 goals scored while they've given up 11 goals, which is 18th overall. They average 38 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.67%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 9th in the NHL.
Columbus is 26th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45.9%, as they've attempted 106 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 125 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.8% as they have 79 attempts while they have given up 83 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 18th in the league. The Blue Jackets start possessions in the offensive zone 58.3% of the time, which is 2nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 41.7% for the season. That is 30th overall in the NHL. They have 62 face-off wins compared to 64 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That ranks them 15th in the league. On defense Columbus has 59 hits and they have blocked 42 shots from the opposition, putting them 11th overall.
The Hurricanes are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 57.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 42.6% for the season, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 92 face-off wins compared to 93 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Carolina has 59 hits and they have blocked 40 shots from the opposition, which is 14th in the league. Carolina is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.6% as they've attempted 174 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 163 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52% ranks 10th as they have 133 attempts while they have given up 123 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blue Jackets/Hurricanes NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Columbus Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Josh's Pick: Take Columbus
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.