Columbus
Blue Jackets
Stadium Nationwide Arena
0-0-0 Overall | METROPOLITAN 6th
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blue Jackets00 0%
Schedule
Preseason
Tue  9/17
vs
Sabres
7:00pm
Thu  9/19
@
Penguins
7:00pm
Sat  9/21
vs
Penguins
NHL2:00pm
Sun  9/22
@
Blues
3:30pm
Wed  9/25
@
Sabres
7:00pm
Fri  9/27
vs
Devils
7:00pm
Sun  9/29
vs
Blues
5:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

The Blue Jackets are not contenders to win the championship at 100/1, 1%. Their 0.7% chance is #17 in the league which is not high enough to be a good bet. In simulations, they win the East 1.8% of the time and are not a good value at 50/1, 2%. The Blue Jackets are averaging 87.9 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 35.7% chance. Their odds of winning their division are 25/1, 3.8%. They win the division in 4.1% 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. In terms of money line profit, they were one of the best teams at +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 44% 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 #23 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.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
77 Anderson, Josh RW6-322105/07/1994No College
39 Angle, Tyler C5-1016709/30/2000No College
13 Atkinson, Cam RW5-817906/05/1989No College
81 Barach, Derek C5-816502/27/1995No College
52 Bemstrom, Emil C5-1117706/01/1999No College
57 Bittner, Paul LW6-321111/04/1996No College
28 Bjorkstrand, Oliver RW6-017704/10/1995No College
53 Carlsson, Gabriel D6-519201/02/1997No College
6 Clendening, Adam D6-019610/26/1992No College
59 Collins, Ryan D6-521205/06/1996No College
29 Dalpe, Zac C6-219411/01/1989No College
56 Dano, Marko LW5-1121211/30/1994No College
17 Dubinsky, Brandon C6-220504/29/1986No College
18 Dubois, Pierre-Luc C6-320706/24/1998No College
64 Fix-Wolansky, Trey RW5-619405/26/1999No College
71 Foligno, Nick LW6-020210/31/1987No College
36 Fortier, Maxime RW5-1018312/15/1997No College
19 Foudy, Liam C6-017402/04/2000No College
54 Gallant, Brett LW6-019112/28/1988No College
44 Gavrikov, Vladislav D6-321511/21/1995No College
24 Gerbe, Nathan LW5-417607/24/1987No College
37 Hannikainen, Markus LW6-120003/26/1993No College
4 Harrington, Scott D6-220703/10/1993No College
45 Hjorth, Eric D6-319201/08/2001No College
38 Jenner, Boone C6-220606/15/1993No College
3 Jones, Seth D6-421010/03/1994No College
84 Karlsson, Anton D6-219405/20/1993No College
80 Kivlenieks, Matiss G6-217808/26/1996No College
63 Korostelev, Nikita RW6-119502/08/1997No College
70 Korpisalo, Joonas G6-318204/28/1994No College
46 Kukan, Dean D6-218607/08/1993No College
15 Lilja, Jakob LW6-019407/23/1993No College
66 MacInnis, Ryan C6-318502/14/1996No College
23 Matteau, Stefan RW6-222002/23/1994No College
90 Merzlikins, Elvis G6-318304/13/1994No College
22 Milano, Sonny LW6-019505/12/1996No College
89 Moore, Bryan LW5-1120005/25/1994No College
27 Murray, Ryan D6-120509/27/1993No College
20 Nash, Riley C6-119005/09/1989No College
65 Nutivaara, Markus D6-119106/06/1994No College
14 Nyquist, Gustav RW5-1118409/01/1989No College
2 Peeke, Andrew D6-319803/17/1998No College
85 Prapavessis, Michael D6-218501/07/1996No College
50 Robinson, Eric LW6-220006/14/1995No College
58 Savard, David D6-222710/22/1990No College
67 Scott, Justin C6-119808/13/1995No College
88 Sherwood, Kole RW6-120201/22/1997No College
79 Simpson, Dillon D6-220402/10/1993No College
83 Sokolov, Egor RW6-422306/07/2000No College
33 Somerby, Doyle D6-621807/04/1994No College
11 Stenlund, Kevin C6-421009/20/1996No College
95 Stewart, Hayden G6-322109/22/1994No College
42 Texier, Alexandre C6-018709/13/1999No College
60 Thiessen, Brad G6-018003/19/1986No College
48 Thurkauf, Calvin C6-221206/27/1997No College
31 Vehvilainen, Veini G6-118302/13/1997No College
74 Vigneault, Sam C6-520309/07/1995No College
10 Wennberg, Alexander C6-219609/22/1994No College
8 Werenski, Zach D6-220907/19/1997No College