Tuesday, March 29, 2016
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The Colorado Avalanche travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +153 and the Blues at -170. The over/under has been set at 5.
Colorado comes into this matchup having played 75 games. They have an overall record of 38-33-4 and on the road they have a record of 21-16-0. Currently they are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 200 goals and given up 212 goals for a point differential of -12. The Avalanche have 4 overtime losses including 0 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-4-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-37 and an over/under record of 34-37-4. St. Louis shows up with a record of 45-22-9 including 22-11-4 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 203 goals and surrendered 185 for a goal differential of +18. 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 43-31 while their over/under record sits at 28-38-10.
Gabriel Landeskog has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 18 goals this season with 157 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 21 goals on 245 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 26 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,533 shots against him and has given up 127 goals. He has made 1,406 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 65 total points this season for the Blues. He has 35 goals this season with 268 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 19 goals on 159 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 40 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 Avalanche have 80 total points this season. They have scored 196 goals while giving up 212 goals. They have had 243 power play opportunities and have scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Avalanche have allowed 236 power play opportunities and given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.03% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have a total of 99 points on the season. They have 46 power play goals on 215 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 260 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 198 goals scored while they've given up 181 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.62%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 45.1% as they've attempted 3,832 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,666 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.4% as they have 2,921 attempts while they've given up 3,377 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season. They have 2,175 face off wins compared to 2,186 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.9%. On defense Colorado has 1,721 hits and they've blocked 1,289 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 4,143 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,150 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.4% as they have 3,142 shots while they've given up 3,091 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 49% and their defensive zone percentage is 51% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.3% as they've compiled 2,397 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,272 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 1,059 shot attempts and they have 1,806 hits as a unit.
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 35-37 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 34-37-4 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 43-31 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 28-38-10 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/30/15 D Brad Stuart Back out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
03/28/16 C Matt Duchene Knee expected to miss Monday vs. Nashville & Tuesday vs St Louis
03/27/16 C Nathan MacKinnon Knee expected to miss Monday vs. Nashville & Tuesday vs St Louis
03/19/16 D Eric Gelinas Elbow out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
03/28/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body is upgraded to probable Tuesday vs. Colorado
03/26/16 D Carl Gunnarsson Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs Colorado
03/25/16 D Jay Bouwmeester Upper Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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