Friday, April 1, 2016
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Boston Bruins travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Friday, April 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Bruins at +144 and the Blues at -160. The over/under has been set at 5.
Boston comes into this matchup having played 77 games. They have an overall record of 40-29-8 and on the road they have a record of 24-12-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 223 goals and given up 209 goals for a point differential of +14. The Bruins have 8 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 3-6-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-37 and an over/under record of 32-35-10. St. Louis shows up with a record of 46-22-9 including 23-11-4 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 206 goals and surrendered 186 for a goal differential of +20. The Blues have 9 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 44-31 while their over/under record sits at 28-39-10.
Patrice Bergeron has accumulated 63 total points this season for the Bruins. He has 29 goals this season with 263 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Loui Eriksson has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 27 goals on 172 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 57 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 29 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Bruins. He has had 1,759 shots against him and has given up 145 goals. He has made 1,614 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 66 total points this season for the Blues. He has 36 goals this season with 273 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Backes has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 20 goals on 161 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Jake Allen has 25 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,244 shots against him and has given up 100 goals. He has made 1,144 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Bruins have 88 total points this season. They have scored 219 goals while giving up 208 goals. They have had 218 power play opportunities and have scored 45 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Bruins have allowed 255 power play opportunities and given up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 32 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.99% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have a total of 101 points on the season. They have 48 power play goals on 218 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 261 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Bruins have a total of 201 goals scored while they've given up 182 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.65%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Boston has a Corsi percentage of 49.3% as they've attempted 4,346 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,463 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.7% as they have 3,294 attempts while they've given up 3,334 shots on the defensive end. The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 49.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.2% for the season. They have 2,420 face off wins compared to 2,398 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.2%. On defense Boston has 2,038 hits and they've blocked 1,129 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 4,196 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,195 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.5% as they have 3,183 shots while they've given up 3,122 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 48.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.5% as they've compiled 2,434 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,294 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 1,073 shot attempts and they have 1,834 hits as a unit.
Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 39-37 straight up
The Boston Bruins are 32-35-10 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 44-31 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 28-39-10 against the over/under
Boston Bruins Injuries
11/03/15 C Chris Kelly Leg out indefinitely
03/31/16 RW Brett Connolly Lower Body is downgraded to expected to miss 2 games
03/31/16 D Dennis Seidenberg Undisclosed expected to miss 2 games
03/29/16 C Ryan Spooner Undisclosed "?" Friday vs St Louis
03/25/16 D John-Michael Liles Lower Body out indefinitely
02/08/16 GO Malcolm Subban Throat out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
03/31/16 D Carl Gunnarsson Lower Body is downgraded to doubtful Friday vs. Boston
03/31/16 C Robert Fabbri Ankle expected to miss 2-3 games
03/25/16 D Jay Bouwmeester Upper Body out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Boston
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's Expert Expert NHL Picks.