Montreal Canadiens at Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Tips 3/28/2019
Thursday, March 28, 2019
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The Montreal Canadiens travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Thursday, March 28, 2019. The opening line for this game has the Canadiens at +120 and the Blue Jackets at -145.
Montreal has a record of 41-28-8 this season. They are 4th in the Atlantic Division. They have scored 231 goals and given up 220 goals for a point differential of +11. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-36-0 and an over/under record of 32-41-0. Columbus has a record of 42-30-4 this year. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 231 goals and surrendered 217 for a goal differential of +14. Their record against the spread is 42-34-0 while their over/under record is 27-43-0.
Valuable Montreal Canadiens Betting Trends
The Montreal Canadiens are 41-36-0 straight up this year
The Montreal Canadiens are 32-41-0 against the over/under this season
Important Columbus Blue Jackets Betting Trends
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 42-34-0 straight up this year
The Columbus Blue Jackets are 27-43-0 against the over/under this season
Key Montreal Canadiens Injuries
03/26/19 LW Paul Byron Facial left last game, is questionable Thursday vs Columbus
Key Columbus Blue Jackets Injuries
03/21/19 LW Nick Foligno Personal is out indefinitely
02/21/19 D Ryan Murray Upper Body is out indefinitely
Carey Price has 33 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Canadiens. He has 1,844 shots against him and he's given up 151 goals. He's made 1,693 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Max Domi has accumulated 68 total points this season for the Canadiens. He has 27 goals this year with 184 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 17.3 minutes played per game. Tomas Tatar averages 16.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 25 goals on 187 shots. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 57 points on the season.
Artemi Panarin has scored 78 total points this year for the Blue Jackets. He has 26 goals this season with 178 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 52 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Sergei Bobrovsky has 33 wins and 23 losses this year in goal for the Blue Jackets. He has 1,615 shots against him and he's surrendered 143 goals. He's made 1,472 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Cam Atkinson averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 39 goals on 272 shots. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 66 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canadiens have allowed 237 power play opportunities and have given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 15th in the NHL. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.90% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 10th in the league. The Canadiens have 90 total points this season, ranking 12th in the NHL in offense. They are 13th in the league with 231 goals while they've given up 220 goals, which is 19th overall. They have had 225 power play opportunities and scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 12%. That is 31st in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blue Jackets are 14th with 231 goals scored while they are 21st in the NHL with 217 goals allowed this year. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.66%. They give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 17th place in the league. The Blue Jackets have a total of 88 points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 32 power play goals on 206 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 28th. They've allowed 194 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, which is 4th overall.
Montreal is 5th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.9%, as they've attempted 4,892 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,350 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.3% as they have 3,557 attempts while they have given up 3,244 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 6th in the league. The Canadiens start possessions in the offensive zone 51.9% of the time, which is 11th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.1% for the season. That is 21st overall in the NHL. They have 2,265 face-off wins compared to 2,356 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense Montreal has 2,069 hits and they have blocked 1,106 shots from the opposition, putting them 14th overall.
The Blue Jackets are 13th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the season, which is 20th in the NHL. They have 2,243 face-off wins compared to 2,240 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Columbus has 1,619 hits and they have blocked 1,014 shots from the opposition, which is 26th in the league. Columbus is 11th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.8% as they've attempted 4,229 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,101 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 51.6% ranks 9th as they have 3,287 attempts while they have given up 3,087 shots on the defensive end.
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