Columbus
Blue Jackets
Stadium Nationwide Arena
12-6-2 Overall | 3-1-1 METROPOLITAN 1st
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blue Jackets6963 16.44%
Schedule
Regular season
Thu  11/1
@
Sharks
W4-1
Sat  11/3
@
Kings
L1-4
Sun  11/4
@
Ducks
L / OT2-3
Tue  11/6
vs
Stars
W4-1
Fri  11/9
@
Capitals
W2-1
Sat  11/10
vs
Rangers
L / SO4-5
Mon  11/12
@
Stars
W2-1
Thu  11/15
vs
Panthers
W7-3
Sat  11/17
@
Hurricanes
W4-1
Mon  11/19
@
Maple Leafs
7:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

NEXT 5 GAME OUTLOOK: PARTLY SUNNY

The forecast for their next 5 games is generally good. They have 3 games where they are favored by >60% of the simulations, 4 more 'toss up' games, and 3 games where they are a clear underdog.

Win%, Opp, and Distance to Road Game (**Indicates Back-to-Back)

NOV 17
CLOSE GAME
59% @CAR
597 miles
NOV 19
CLOSE GAME
44% @TOR
508 miles
NOV 23
CLOSE GAME
52% TOR
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NOV 24**
CLOSE GAME
43% @PIT
262 miles
NOV 26
CLOSE GAME
59% @DET
262 miles
NOV 29
CLOSE GAME
50% MIN
--
DEC 1
CLOSE GAME
48% @NYI
770 miles
DEC 4
CLOSE GAME
55% CGY
--
DEC 6
CLOSE GAME
48% @PHI
669 miles
DEC 8
CLOSE GAME
43% WAS
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The most likely scenario over the next 5 games is a record of 3-2 (32% chance). Their chances of winning their next 5 are 3.1%. At #3 in the conference, they are behind the Lightning by 3 points. With a -1.33 disadvantage in projected wins over their next 5 games they may find themselves further behind in the conference. They are in a battle with Sabres in the conference. In the short-term, we do predict much of a change in the gap between them and the Sabres. There is only a 0.47 advantage in projected wins over their next 5 games.

Our Fatigue Index ranks teams based on travel miles, time zones crossed, days off since their last game and based on these metrics the Blue Jackets are the 20th most fatigued team heading into the next game. Over the next few weeks, the Blue Jackets are playing 7 games, traveling 3431 miles crossing no time zones. They rank #24 on the Fatigue Index during this time period.

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SEASON-TO-DATE GRADE: B

At 11-6-2 the Blue Jackets are exceeding expectations. The combined projected win total based on per game money lines is 10.2 wins. They have been better than expected on the road. Their 6-2-1 road record is +20% better than their expected win percentage. Their record over the last 3 weeks and win% (7-2-2, 64%) is better than their expected 54% win percentage. The Blue Jackets should be a slightly above average team based on simulations where they won 52.7% of the simulations played vs every other team as if they were playing on a neutral court with players available in the playoffs (#11 in the league). Their peak sim% was 53.2% back on 11/4.

Their record is better than it should be. Their average goal differential is +0.21 which ranks #9 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #6. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #11 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #17 in home games. Their average goal differential in their past 7 games is +0.71 which ranks them #7 over this stretch, slightly better than the season overall.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

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LONG TERM OUTLOOK: MIXED BAG (UP OVERALL)

The Blue Jackets are championship contenders, but they have seen their chances go up and down this season. In our pre-season forecast they had less than a 1% chance of winning it all. On 10/25 they had a 0.3% chance before increasing to 1.3% on 11/2. From the start of the season to now their chances are up significantly to 1.1%. Before the start of their 2 game winning streak they were at 0.8%. They have a 12.5% chance of winning their division. They are projected to finish #3 in the conference and have a 79% chance of making the playoffs. They have a shot (26%) at getting home court advantage in the first round. Their chances of getting out of the first round is 29% and their chances of reaching the conference finals is 10.9%. Based on the odds, they have a 9.1% chance of winning the East (10/1) and a 4.8% chance of winning it all (20/1). In simulations they make the Finals 3.4% of the time.

Strength of Schedule Getting Much Tougher

  • Remaining Opponents' Win Percentage Rest of Season: 51% #6 Toughest
  • Season-to-Date Opponents' Win Percentage: 46% #4 Easiest

Blue Jackets' Championship Forecast Changes

FANTASY PROFILE

Based on rest of season projections, these are the 6 most valuable fantasy players based on their projected position rank (G, C, LW, RW, D). Overvalued players are rated higher by the market based on ownership% and vice versa.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
77 Anderson, Josh RW6-322105/07/19944No College
13 Atkinson, Cam RW5-818006/05/19897Boston College
28 Bjorkstrand, Oliver RW6-017704/10/19953No College
72 Bobrovsky, Sergei G6-219909/20/19888No College
53 Carlsson, Gabriel D6-419101/02/19972No College
17 Dubinsky, Brandon C6-221604/29/198612No College
18 Dubois, Pierre-Luc C6-220706/24/19981No College
91 Duclair, Anthony LW5-1118508/26/19954No College
71 Foligno, Nick LW6-021010/31/198711No College
37 Hannikainen, Markus LW6-218903/26/19933No College
4 Harrington, Scott D6-221603/10/19934No College
38 Jenner, Boone C6-221506/15/19935No College
3 Jones, Seth D6-420810/03/19945No College
70 Korpisalo, Joonas G6-318204/28/19943No College
14 Kukan, Dean D6-219807/08/19932No College
27 Murray, Ryan D6-120809/27/19935No College
20 Nash, Riley C6-120005/09/19897Cornell
65 Nutivaara, Markus D6-018506/06/19942No College
9 Panarin, Artemi LW5-1117010/30/19913No College
58 Savard, David D6-222710/22/19907No College
45 Sedlak, Lukas C6-020702/25/19932No College
10 Wennberg, Alexander C6-119709/22/19944No College
8 Werenski, Zach D6-220907/19/19972Michigan