Vegas Golden Knights vs Columbus Blue Jackets Prediction, 3/13/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Sunday, March 13, 2022
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
TV: Bally Sports Ohio
The Columbus Blue Jackets (29-27-3) will compete against the Vegas Golden Knights (32-24-4) at Nationwide Arena on Sunday.
The Vegas Golden Knights had a rough game after their 5-2 defeat to the Penguins in their previous game. The Golden Knights had a below average offensive performance in the loss. In the game, they scored on 2 out of the 42 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 chances with the advantage but weren't able to make the most of them. Vegas compiled 6 penalty minutes in this contest.
The Golden Knights have had 1,779 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .901. At even strength, the Golden Knights have conceded 142 goals while having 157 when they are on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 164 power play opportunities (22nd in the league) and have notched 34 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have earned 68 points and their points percentage comes in at .567. Vegas has taken 2,046 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.0%. When discussing scoring goals, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 184 goals (13th in the league) for the season and have surrendered 176. Vegas skates onto the rink with 155 power play opportunities and they have added 27 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 17.42%.
The man in net for this game is Laurent Brossoit. Brossoit has played in 105 games during his NHL career. He has amassed an overall record of 42-40-8 and was named the starter in 85 games. Opponents have racked up 262 goals against Brossoit in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.82. Brossoit has had 2,796 shots against him and has recorded 2,534 saves. He has a save percentage of .906 in his 5,579 mins on the ice. For his career, Brossoit has recorded 45 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .529.
In their last game, Columbus faced off against the Wild in a game where the Blue Jackets ended up with the victory by a mark of 3-2. The Blue Jackets recorded 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup and recorded 1 goal out of those attempts.
The Blue Jackets have tallied 162 goals at even strength and 27 goals (28th in the NHL) while on the power play. Columbus has tried 1,748 shots (18th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.81%, while allowing their opponents 2,109 shots. On the campaign, the Columbus Blue Jackets are sitting with 189 goals, 61 points, in addition to a points percentage of .517. They have recorded 150 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 18.00%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 79.29% on their oppositions 169 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.8%. They have permitted 216 goals to be scored by way of 181 goals at even strength and 35 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Elvis Merzlikins protecting the net. Merzlikins is the owner of a lifetime record of 41-36-16 and has participated in 99 contests. Merzlikins' quality start percentage sits at 51.6% and he has earned 47 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has accrued 2,723 saves out of the 2,983 shots taken, giving him a save % of .913. Opponents are averaging 2.88 goals per game and he has surrendered 260 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 91 contests and has been on the ice for 5,416 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Vegas
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