Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets NHL Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs Winnipeg Jets
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, MB
Odds/Point Spread: Blue Jackets (+140) Jets (-155)
Connor Hellebuyck and the Winnipeg Jets (13-9-1, 4th in the Central Division) host the Columbus Blue Jackets (9-8-4, 6th in the Metropolitan Division) at Bell MTS Place on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The Jets open this game at -155 while the Blue Jackets are priced at +140. The O/U has been set at 6. The Blue Jackets are covering 42.9% of the time, having gone 9-12 SU. Winnipeg is covering 52.4% of the time, going 11-10 straight up.
The Columbus Blue Jackets head into this game holding a record of 9 wins and 8 defeats, which is good for 6th in the Metropolitan Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 55 goals which ranks them 15th in the conference and 30th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -13, which is good for 26th in the NHL. The Blue Jackets have a total of 22 points, which ranks them 23rd in the NHL and 12th in the East. When discussing shots on goal, they have a total of 708 which ranks them 9th in the conference and 15th in the NHL. As a unit, Columbus currently has a total of 325 hits which means they are averaging 15.5 per contest. They have a total of 263 blocks for the year. The man in the crease for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is 25 years old and has totaled 988 minutes protecting the goal for the year. Korpisalo is surrendering an average of 3.04 goals per contest which puts him at 16th among Eastern Conference goalies and 32nd among goaltenders in the NHL. For the year, he's surrendered 50 goals. He has a save % of .897 which puts him at 20th among Eastern Conference goalies.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 4 win over the Detroit Red Wings the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blue Jackets had a solid offensive output in this win. While out there on the ice, they scored on 5 out of the 37 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 5 power play opportunities and netted 2 goals out of those attempts. Columbus racked up 6 penalty mins for this game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets sat at 44 and the Corsi against was 28 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 61.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 21, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 60.4%. They earned 16 face-off wins at even strength and lost 14 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 41.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.3 for this matchup. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Detroit Red Wings tallied 26 shots. They finished with a total of 10 penalty mins and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Jets will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 13 victories and 9 losses. With regard to goal differential, they sit 11th in the conference and 23rd in the NHL with -7. They have a total of 62 goals for this season which has them sitting at 11th in the conference. Winnipeg has a save percentage as a team of .910 which has them ranked 8th in the NHL, which tells us there should be some chances to score. They have a shooting percentage of 8.4% which puts them at 13th in the conference. In net for Winnipeg is Connor Hellebuyck who is having a marginal campaign by allowing 2.45 goals per game and that has him 7th among West goaltenders and 9th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,055 minutes he's played this year, he's surrendered 43 goals. He holds a save % of .928, which has him sitting 3rd among West goaltenders and 5th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Winnipeg Jets went up against the Dallas Stars in an outing where the Jets went home in defeat by a mark of 5 - 3. For this matchup, Winnipeg wound up with a 51.1% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 45 and their opponent having a Corsi of 43. Their Fenwick percentage was 47.7% by earning a Fenwick of 31 and the Stars earning a 34 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Winnipeg played and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. They had a PDO at even strength of 96.4 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 59.3%. The Jets converted 3 goals of the 26 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Regarding the opposition, the Stars had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Winnipeg conceded 36 shots on goal and the Stars earned 4 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Winnipeg (-155)
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