Thursday, April 21, 2016
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The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, April 21, 2016. St. Louis leads the series 3-1. The opening line for this game has the Blackhawks at +113 and the Blues at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Chicago comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 47-26-9 and on the road they had a record of 21-15-5. They finished 3rd in the Central Division. They scored 235 goals and gave up 209 goals for a point differential of +26. The Blackhawks had 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-2-3. For the season they had an ATS record of 47-34 and an over/under record of 30-32-20. St. Louis had a regular season record of 49-24-9 including 24-13-4 at home this season. They were 2nd in the Central Division. They scored 224 goals and surrendered 201 for a goal differential of +23. The Blues had 9 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 47-32 while their over/under record sat at 32-40-10.
Patrick Kane accumulated 106 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He had 46 goals this season with 287 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He had a total of 60 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 28 goals on 179 shots. He had 30 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Corey Crawford had 35 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He had 1,718 shots against him and gave up 131 goals. He made 1,587 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko accumulated 74 total points this season for the Blues. He had 40 goals this season with 292 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 34 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. David Backes averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 21 goals on 168 shots. He had 24 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Jake Allen had 26 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Blues. He had 1,260 shots against him and gave up 101 goals. He made 1,159 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks had 103 total points this season. They scored 234 goals while giving up 207 goals. They had 252 power play opportunities and scored 57 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Blackhawks allowed 233 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They averaged 30 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.37% for the season. They allowed 31 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blues had a total of 107 points on the season. They had 51 power play goals on 237 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. They allowed 276 power play opportunities and gave up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Blackhawks had a total of 219 goals scored while they gave up 197 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.85%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Chicago had a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they attempted 4,584 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,533 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 49.6% as they had 3,346 attempts while they gave up 3,400 shots on the defensive end. The Blackhawks started possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 48% for the season. They had 2,380 face off wins compared to 2,452 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 49.3%. On defense Chicago had 1,389 hits and they blocked 1,133 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis attempted 4,465 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,455 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 50.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 50.5% as they had 3,392 shots while they gave up 3,328 attempts on defense. The Blues had an offensive zone percentage of 48.5% and their defensive zone percentage was 51.5% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 51.3% as they compiled 2,579 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,452 face off losses. On defense St. Louis blocked 1,127 shot attempts and they had 1,937 hits as a unit.
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks were 47-34 straight up this season
The Chicago Blackhawks were 30-32-20 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues were 47-32 straight up this season
The St. Louis Blues were 32-40-10 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
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St. Louis Blues Injuries
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Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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