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|Team Outlook and Scouting Report|
SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS
The Blue Jackets are not contenders to win the championship at 100/1, 1%. They are not a good bet to win the championship. Their 0.7% chance is #17 in the league. In simulations, they win the East 1.5% of the time and are not a good value at 50/1, 2%. The Blue Jackets are averaging 88.3 points per sim which makes them a solid bet to go over 83.5. At +375 the Blue Jackets are a good value to make the playoffs with a 37.5% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 25/1, 3.8%. They win the division in 3.9% of simulations. Their average wins per simulation puts them at #10 in the East.
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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES
Their 47-31-4 record last season was ahead of what was expected of them. Their game-by-game odds gave them a projected record of 44.4-37.6. They were very good against the money line (+201). They had a strong puck line record going 44-38 for (+607 profit). More of their games came in under (45) than went over (31). Based on computer simulations they only have a 42% chance to beat the Maple Leafs in their next game. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).
TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES
Their record should be slightly better. Since 10/2/2018 their average goal differential is +0.33 (includes playoff games) which ranks #6 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #7. This is a relatively better road team than a home team. They are the #6 ranked team in goal differential in road games, vs #17 in home games.
OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):
DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):
TEAM FANTASY LEADERS
The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Joonas Korpisalo who is projected to be the #20 Goalie. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.
|77||Anderson, Josh||RW||6-3||222||05/07/1994||No College|
|13||Atkinson, Cam||RW||5-8||175||06/05/1989||No College|
|52||Bemstrom, Emil||RW||6-0||190||06/01/1999||No College|
|28||Bjorkstrand, Oliver||RW||6-0||177||04/10/1995||No College|
|18||Dubois, Pierre-Luc||C||6-3||218||06/24/1998||No College|
|44||Gavrikov, Vladislav||D||6-3||213||11/21/1995||No College|
|37||Hannikainen, Markus||RW||6-1||200||03/26/1993||No College|
|4||Harrington, Scott||D||6-2||204||03/10/1993||No College|
|38||Jenner, Boone||C||6-2||208||06/15/1993||No College|
|3||Jones, Seth||D||6-4||209||10/03/1994||No College|
|70||Korpisalo, Joonas||G||6-3||191||04/28/1994||No College|
|46||Kukan, Dean||D||6-2||192||07/08/1993||No College|
|90||Merzlikins, Elvis||G||6-3||181||04/13/1994||No College|
|22||Milano, Sonny||LW||6-0||194||05/12/1996||No College|
|27||Murray, Ryan||D||6-1||206||09/27/1993||No College|
|20||Nash, Riley||C||6-2||185||05/09/1989||No College|
|14||Nyquist, Gustav||LW||5-11||179||09/01/1989||No College|
|50||Robinson, Eric||LW||6-2||200||06/14/1995||No College|
|58||Savard, David||D||6-2||229||10/22/1990||No College|
|42||Texier, Alexandre||LW||6-1||192||09/13/1999||No College|
|10||Wennberg, Alexander||C||6-2||197||09/22/1994||No College|
|8||Werenski, Zach||D||6-2||212||07/19/1997||No College|