Thursday, October 13, 2016
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, October 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +113 and the Blues at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
Minnesota comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 38-33-11 last season and on the road they had a record of 17-17-7. They finished 5th in the Central Division. They scored 216 goals and gave up 206 goals for a point differential of +10. The Wild had 11 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 5-5-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 35-43 and an over/under record of 29-35-18. St. Louis had a regular season record of 49-24-9 including 24-13-4 at home last 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.
Mikko Koivu accumulated 56 total points last season for the Wild. He had 17 goals last year with 141 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He had a total of 39 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter averaged 29 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 4% by scoring 8 goals on 188 shots. He had 43 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk had 32 wins and 26 losses last season in net for the Wild. He had 1,829 shots against him and gave up 150 goals. He made 1,679 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko accumulated 74 total points last season for the Blues. He had 40 goals last year 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. Paul Stastny averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 10 goals on 103 shots. He had 39 assists giving him a total of 49 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 Wild had 87 total points last season. They scored 216 goals while giving up 206 goals. They had 259 power play opportunities and scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Wild allowed 204 power play opportunities and gave up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%. They averaged 29 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.10% for the season. They allowed 28 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 Wild had a total of 224 goals scored while they gave up 201 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.05%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
Minnesota had a Corsi percentage of 48.9% as they attempted 4,356 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,554 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 49.5% as they had 3,275 attempts while they gave up 3,347 shots on the defensive end. The Wild started possessions in the offensive zone 52.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 47.7% for the season. They had 2,592 face off wins compared to 2,341 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 52.5%. On defense Minnesota had 1,405 hits and they blocked 1,207 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.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild were 35-43 straight up last season
The Minnesota Wild were 29-35-18 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues were 47-32 straight up last season
The St. Louis Blues were 32-40-10 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/11/16 GO Jake Allen Ankle is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Chicago
10/09/16 LW Jaden Schwartz Elbow out indefinitely
10/09/16 C Robby Fabbri Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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