Thursday, February 18, 2016
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The Los Angeles Kings travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, February 18, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Kings at +100 and the Blues at -110. The over/under has been set at 5.
Los Angeles comes into this matchup having played 56 games. They have an overall record of 33-20-3 and on the road they have a record of 18-10-2. Currently they are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 154 goals and given up 134 goals for a point differential of +20. The Kings have 3 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 4-6-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 33-23 and an over/under record of 18-21-17. St. Louis shows up with a record of 33-17-9 including 18-9-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 145 goals and surrendered 139 for a goal differential of +6. The Blues have 9 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-2-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 33-26 while their over/under record sits at 19-32-8.
Anze Kopitar has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Kings. He has 17 goals this season with 125 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Jeff Carter has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 14 goals on 154 shots. He has 25 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Jonathan Quick has 28 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has had 1,212 shots against him and has given up 99 goals. He has made 1,113 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 49 total points this season for the Blues. He has 27 goals this season with 205 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Alex Steen has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 16 goals on 157 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Brian Elliott has 15 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 848 shots against him and has given up 57 goals. He has made 791 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Kings have 69 total points this season. They have scored 152 goals while giving up 132 goals. They have had 163 power play opportunities and have scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Kings have allowed 201 power play opportunities and given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. They average 33 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.35% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have a total of 75 points on the season. They have 34 power play goals on 166 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 20%. They have allowed 201 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. As a team, the Kings have a total of 142 goals scored while they've given up 135 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.27%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Los Angeles has a Corsi percentage of 54.9% as they've attempted 3,521 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,888 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 54.5% as they have 2,638 attempts while they've given up 2,200 shots on the defensive end. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 54% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46% for the season. They have 1,734 face off wins compared to 1,724 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.1%. On defense Los Angeles has 1,661 hits and they've blocked 688 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 3,129 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,236 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.5% as they have 2,345 shots while they've given up 2,393 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 48.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.7% as they've compiled 1,833 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,780 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 843 shot attempts and they have 1,387 hits as a unit.
Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 33-23 straight up
The Los Angeles Kings are 18-21-17 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 33-26 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 19-32-8 against the over/under
Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/22/15 D Matt Greene Shoulder out indefinitely
02/13/16 RW Marian Gaborik Knee out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out 3 months
02/08/16 D Alex Pietrangelo Knee out indefinitely
01/11/16 GO Jake Allen Knee out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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