Dallas Stars vs Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Betting Tips 10/16/2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
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Cam Atkinson and the Columbus Blue Jackets (2-3-0, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) host the Dallas Stars (1-5-1, 6th in the Central Division) at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The Stars open this contest at +100 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at -110. The total opens at 5.5. The Stars are covering 14.3% of the time, having gone 1-6 SU. Columbus is covering 40.0% of the time, going 2-3 straight up.
The Dallas Stars were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 0 loss against the Buffalo Sabres in their last contest. The Stars had a below average offensive outing in the loss. In this matchup, they earned a goal on 0 of the 25 shots they looked to score on. They also had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to notch a goal in these power play chances. Dallas racked up 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Corsi for the Stars was 33 and the Corsi against was 32 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 50.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 25 while the Fenwick against was 24, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 51.0%. They took 20 face-off wins and were beaten on 15 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 54.5% and they had a PDO of 82.4 in this game. Regarding their opponent, the Buffalo Sabres earned 22 shots. They finished with a total of 4 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play chances.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have 3 total points this season, which ranks them 26th in the NHL. They are 21st in the league in goals scored with 13 while they've given up 22 goals, ranking them 6th overall. They have had 22 power play opportunities and have scored 1 goal on those chances for a percentage of 5%. That is 27th in the NHL. The Stars have allowed 28 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 16th in the league when short-handed. They average 27 shots per game and as a team shoot 6.77% for the season. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%. That puts them 23rd in the league in stopping the puck.
The Columbus Blue Jackets played the Carolina Hurricanes in a game where the Blue Jackets took home the victory by a mark of 3 - 2. In this outing, Columbus wound up with a 52.6% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 41 while their opponent had a Corsi of 37. They had a Fenwick percentage of 53.3% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Hurricanes earning a 28 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Columbus had and we'd say they played an average game. They had a PDO at even strength of 103.7 and they earned an oZS percentage of 45.1%. The Blue Jackets converted 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing their opponent, the Hurricanes had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Columbus allowed 32 shots on goal and the Hurricanes racked up 6 penalty mins.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Jackets are 21st in the NHL with a total of 4 points this year. They have 3 power play goals on 15 opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That ranks them 18th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 17 power play opportunities and have given up 5 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 71%. That is 26th in the NHL. As a team, the Blue Jackets are 28th in the league with 11 goals scored while they've given up 18 goals, which is 15th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 6.67%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 87%. That is 27th in the NHL.
Dallas is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.1%, as they've attempted 233 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 242 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.1% as they have 169 attempts while they have given up 182 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 23rd in the league. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time, which is 15th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season. That is 18th overall in the NHL. They have 146 face-off wins compared to 137 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.6%. That ranks them 14th in the league. On defense Dallas has 99 hits and they have blocked 60 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Blue Jackets are 4th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 54.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 45.3% for the season, which is 28th in the NHL. They have 90 face-off wins compared to 108 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 45.5%. That is 28th in the league. On defense Columbus has 88 hits and they have blocked 65 shots from the opposition, which is 5th in the league. Columbus is 18th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.2% as they've attempted 188 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 194 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52% ranks 9th as they have 140 attempts while they have given up 129 shots on the defensive end.
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