Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, November 26, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at -130 and the Blues at +118. The over/under has been set at 5.
Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 19 games. They have an overall record of 10-7-2 and on the road they have a record of 4-4-2. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 49 goals and given up 36 goals for a point differential of +13. The Wild have an overall record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-9 and an over/under record of 4-12-3. St. Louis shows up with a record of 11-7-3 including 8-1-2 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 54 goals and surrendered 57 for a goal differential of -3. The Blues have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 11-10 while their over/under record sits at 7-10-4.
Eric Staal has accumulated 14 total points this season for the Wild. He has 5 goals this season with 51 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 4 goals on 42 shots. He has 9 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 8 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 445 shots against him and has given up 23 goals. He has made 422 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Paul Stastny has accumulated 12 total points this season for the Blues. He has 5 goals this season with 33 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 9 goals on 75 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Jake Allen has 9 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 407 shots against him and has given up 35 goals. He has made 372 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Wild have 22 total points this season. They have scored 49 goals while giving up 36 goals. They have had 57 power play opportunities and have scored 9 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. The Wild have allowed 56 power play opportunities and given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.75% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 94%.
The Blues have a total of 25 points on the season. They have 15 power play goals on 73 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 84 power play opportunities and have given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 54 goals scored while they've given up 57 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.81%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 50% as they've attempted 1,057 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,058 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.6% as they have 779 attempts while they've given up 790 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season. They have 614 face off wins compared to 571 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.8%. On defense Minnesota has 309 hits and they've blocked 268 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 1,126 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,060 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.1% as they have 855 shots while they've given up 785 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.2% as they've compiled 624 face off wins this season and they have suffered 595 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 275 shot attempts and they have 399 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 10-9 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 4-12-3 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 11-10 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 7-10-4 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
11/23/16 D Nate Prosser Illness "?" Friday vs Pittsburgh
11/01/16 C Zac Dalpe Knee out 4-6 weeks
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
11/23/16 LW Alexander Steen Concussion "?" Saturday vs Minnesota
11/06/16 D Joel Edmundson Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota -130
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