Tuesday, December 22, 2015
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The St. Louis Blues travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +120 and the Bruins at -133. The over/under has been set at 5.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 34 games. They have an overall record of 20-10-4 and on the road they have a record of 9-4-2. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 87 goals and given up 81 goals for a point differential of +6. Boston shows up with a record of 19-9-4 including 8-7-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 104 goals and surrendered 83 for a goal differential of +21.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 36 total points this season for the Blues. He has 21 goals this season with 122 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 15 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Alex Steen has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 11 goals on 95 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Jake Allen has 15 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 671 shots against him and has given up 49 goals. He has made 622 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 32 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 11 goals this season with 107 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 21 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. David Krejci has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 9 goals on 65 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 13 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 670 shots against him and has given up 55 goals. He has made 615 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have 44 total points this season. They have scored 86 goals while giving up 80 goals. They have had 96 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Blues have allowed 115 power play opportunities and given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.37% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have a total of 42 points on the season. They have 26 power play goals on 90 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 29%. They have allowed 117 power play opportunities and have given up 22 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 102 goals scored while they've given up 82 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.34%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 19-14 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 11-18-5 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 17-13 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 16-14-2 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/20/15 C Kyle Brodziak Leg "?" Monday vs. Philadelphia
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out 3 months
10/24/15 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle expected to miss 12 weeks
10/07/15 C Patrik Berglund Shoulder out 3 months
Boston Bruins Injuries
12/15/15 C Zac Rinaldo Upper Body expected to miss 1 week
12/09/15 LW Joonas Kemppainen Upper Body expected to miss at least 3 games
11/04/15 RW David Pastrnak Foot out indefinitely
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg expected to miss 6-8 months
Josh's Pick: Take Boston
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