Saturday, February 6, 2016
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, February 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +120 and the Blues at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.
Minnesota comes into this matchup having played 51 games. They have an overall record of 23-19-9 and on the road they have a record of 9-11-6. Currently they are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 126 goals and given up 124 goals for a point differential of +2. The Wild have 9 overtime losses including 2 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 1-8-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-28 and an over/under record of 17-26-8. St. Louis shows up with a record of 29-17-8 including 16-9-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 131 goals and surrendered 131 for a goal differential of 0. The Blues have 8 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 29-25 while their over/under record sits at 18-29-7.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Wild. He has 10 goals this season with 84 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 14 goals on 99 shots. He has 15 assists giving him a total of 29 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 18 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1152 shots against him and has given up 93 goals. He has made 1059 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Blues. He has 25 goals this season with 187 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 21 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 15 goals on 146 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Brian Elliott has 11 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 688 shots against him and has given up 50 goals. He has made 638 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Wild have 55 total points this season. They have scored 126 goals while giving up 122 goals. They have had 147 power play opportunities and have scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. The Wild have allowed 119 power play opportunities and given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.61% for the season to this point. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have a total of 66 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 148 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 176 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 128 goals scored while they've given up 128 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.00%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49% as they've attempted 2,620 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,725 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.4% as they have 1,957 attempts while they've given up 2,004 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 1,529 face off wins compared to 1,455 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.2%. On defense Minnesota has 863 hits and they've blocked 721 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 2,810 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,850 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.1% as they have 2,106 shots while they've given up 2,101 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 50.3% as they've compiled 1,605 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,589 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 749 shot attempts and they have 1,238 hits as a unit.
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 23-28 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 17-26-8 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 29-25 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 18-29-7 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Injuries
No key injuries to report
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out 3 months
02/04/16 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle probable Saturday vs Minnesota
01/11/16 GO Jake Allen Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota
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