Philadelphia Flyers vs. Columbus Blue Jackets, 01/08/17 – Prediction
Written by: Alex Alarcon
Philadelphia Flyers (20-15-1) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (27-6-3)
Game Time: Sunday, January 08, 2017 6:00 PM ET Nationwide Arena
Lines: Flyers +159/ Jackets -176
The Philadelphia Flyers travel to Nationwide Arena to play the Columbus Blue Jackets on Sunday, January 8, 2017.
Finally A Win
Philadelphia comes into this matchup having played 40 games. They have an overall record of 20-15-5 and on the road they have a record of 8-9-2. Currently they are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They’ve scored 118 goals and given up 125 goals for a point differential of -7.
The Flyers have 45 total points this season. They have scored 118 goals while giving up 125 goals. They have had 141 power play opportunities and have scored 31 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%.
The Flyers have allowed 116 power play opportunities and given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.41% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Streak is finally over
The streak is finally over, It hurt to see it go in that fashion, but congrats to the Blue Jackets.
Columbus shows up with a record of 27-6-4 including 15-3-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Metropolitan Division. They’ve scored 126 goals and surrendered 79 for a goal differential of +47. The Blue Jackets have a record of 9-1-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 25-10 while their over/under record sits at 13-20-4.
The Blue Jackets have a total of 58 points on the season. They have 30 power play goals on 111 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 27%.
They have allowed 107 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Jackets have a total of 126 goals scored while they’ve given up 79 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.27%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
- Flyers are 0-5 in their last 5 overall.
- Flyers are 0-5 in their last 5 road games.
- Flyers are 0-4 in their last 4 road games vs. a team with a home winning % of greater than .600.
- Blue Jackets are 5-0 in their last 5 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.
- Blue Jackets are 6-1 in their last 7 vs. Eastern Conference.
- Blue Jackets are 5-1 in their last 6 vs. Metropolitan.
- Blue Jackets are 22-5 in their last 27 overall.
Even though the Jackets lost their impressive streak, they still are an excellent hockey team going up against a Flyers team that finally broke a six game losing streak.
PICK: BLUE JACKETS
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