Thursday, December 15, 2016
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The New Jersey Devils travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Devils at +158 and the Blues at -175. The over/under has been set at 5.
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New Jersey comes into this matchup having played 28 games. They have an overall record of 12-10-6 and on the road they have a record of 4-9-4. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 69 goals and given up 82 goals for a point differential of -13. The Devils have an overall record of 3-4-3 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-16 and an over/under record of 10-8-10. St. Louis shows up with a record of 16-10-4 including 12-1-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 82 goals and surrendered 85 for a goal differential of -3. The Blues have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 15-14 while their over/under record sits at 11-13-6.
Damon Severson has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Devils. He has 3 goals this season with 45 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 7%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 21 minutes played per game. Travis Zajac has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 8 goals on 60 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 21 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 9 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 647 shots against him and has given up 60 goals. He has made 587 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 32 total points this season for the Blues. He has 14 goals this season with 106 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 18 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Paul Stastny has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 7 goals on 46 shots. He has 8 assists giving him a total of 15 points on the season. Jake Allen has 14 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 587 shots against him and has given up 53 goals. He has made 534 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Devils have 30 total points this season. They have scored 69 goals while giving up 82 goals. They have had 91 power play opportunities and have scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. The Devils have allowed 90 power play opportunities and given up 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.69% 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 36 points on the season. They have 22 power play goals on 101 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 108 power play opportunities and have given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. As a team, the Devils have a total of 82 goals scored while they've given up 85 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.45%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
New Jersey has a Corsi percentage of 47.1% as they've attempted 1,408 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,584 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.7% as they have 1,077 attempts while they've given up 1,229 shots on the defensive end. The Devils start possessions in the offensive zone 49.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.7% for the season. They have 857 face off wins compared to 872 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 49.6%. On defense New Jersey has 574 hits and they've blocked 355 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 1,601 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,522 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 51.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52% as they have 1,215 shots while they've given up 1,123 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 51.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.5% as they've compiled 896 face off wins this season and they have suffered 844 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 399 shot attempts and they have 566 hits as a unit.
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 10-16 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 10-8-10 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 15-14 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 11-13-6 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/13/16 C Pavel Zacha Facial is upgraded to probable Thursday vs St Louis
10/10/16 D Luke Gazdic Foot out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/13/16 D Carl Gunnarsson Lower Body "?" Thursday vs New Jersey
12/05/16 D Robert Bortuzzo Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis -175
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