Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders Hockey Betting Tips 11/30/2019
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs New York Islanders
Date: Saturday, November 30, 2019
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+123) Islanders (-136)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (10-10-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) head to Barclays Center on Saturday where they'll take on the New York Islanders (16-5-2, 2nd in the Metropolitan Division). The odds on this contest have the Blue Jackets priced at +123 and the Islanders are at -136. The over/under opens at 6. The Blue Jackets are covering 41.7% of the time, having gone 10-14 SU. The Islanders are covering 66.7% of the time, going 14-7 straight up.
The Columbus Blue Jackets come into the game with a record of 10 victories and 10 losses, putting them at 7th in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 61 goals which has them sitting at 15th in the Eastern Conference and 30th in the league. Their goal differential is -14, putting them at 26th in the league. The Blue Jackets have earned a total of 24 points, which has them sitting at 26th in the league and 13th in the Eastern Conference. in respect to shots on goal, they have earned a total of 792 which has them sitting at 8th in the conference and 15th in the league. As a team, Columbus currently has a total of 361 hits which means they are averaging 15 per contest. They have earned a total of 286 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is 25 years old and has played a total of 1,106 minutes defending the goal for the campaign. Korpisalo is giving up 2.88 goals per game which ranks him 12th in the Eastern Conference and 28th in the NHL. For the year, he's given up 53 goals. His save % is .901 which ranks him 17th in the Eastern Conference.
The Columbus Blue Jackets will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 3 - 2 loss against the Philadelphia Flyers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blue Jackets had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. In their game, they converted 2 of the 30 shots they put on goal. They also had 1 power play attempt but didn't net one. Columbus racked up a total of 20 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 33 and the Corsi against was 27 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 55.0%. Their Fenwick was 27 while the Fenwick against sat at 17, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 61.4%. They earned 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 40.7% and they had a PDO of 91.8 in this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Philadelphia Flyers racked up a total of 22 shots. They finished with 2 penalty minutes and they had 5 power play chances.
The Islanders will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 16 victories and 5 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are currently sitting 6th in the East and 9th in the NHL with +9. They have a total of 67 goals for the season which has them at 12th in the conference. New York has a team save % of .918 which has them ranked 5th in the NHL, which means they are a tough group to score against. They are shooting 10.3% ranking them 6th in the Eastern Conference. In net for New York is Semyon Varlamov who is having an average season by allowing 2.66 goals per contest and that has him ranked 8th among East goaltenders and 17th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 699 mins he has played this season, he's given up 31 goals. He's earned a save % of .911, which has him ranked 8th among East goaltenders and 21st among goaltenders in the NHL.
The New York Islanders went up against the Los Angeles Kings in a matchup where the Islanders ended up losing by a final score of 4 - 1. For this game, New York went home with a 49.4% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 39 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 43.4% by earning a Fenwick of 23 and the Kings having earned a 30 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that New York had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO was 92.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 51.6%. The Islanders scored 1 goal of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this outing but were not able to net one. On the other side of the ice, the Kings had 4 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 1 goal. New York conceded 30 shots on goal and the Kings had 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take New York (-136)
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