Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, February 4, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +123 and the Blues at -136. The over/under has been set at 5.
San Jose comes into this matchup having played 49 games. They have an overall record of 26-19-4 and on the road they have a record of 16-7-2. Currently they are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 144 goals and given up 132 goals for a point differential of +12. The Sharks have 4 overtime losses including 1 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-1-2. For the season they have an ATS record of 24-23 and an over/under record of 28-16-5. St. Louis shows up with a record of 29-16-8 including 16-8-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 130 goals and surrendered 128 for a goal differential of +2. The Blues have 8 losses in OT and 3 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 26-24 while their over/under record sits at 18-28-7.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 49 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 25 goals this season with 133 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 19%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Patrick Marleau has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 15 goals on 125 shots. He has 17 assists giving him a total of 32 points on the season. Martin Jones has 23 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1091 shots against him and has given up 94 goals. He has made 997 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Blues. He has 25 goals this season with 184 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. 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 11% by scoring 15 goals on 141 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 42 points on the season. Brian Elliott has 11 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 656 shots against him and has given up 47 goals. He has made 609 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Sharks have 56 total points this season. They have scored 142 goals while giving up 131 goals. They have had 163 power play opportunities and have scored 36 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Sharks have allowed 149 power play opportunities and given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.58% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Blues have a total of 66 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 146 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 172 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Sharks have a total of 127 goals scored while they've given up 125 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.07%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
San Jose has a Corsi percentage of 50.4% as they've attempted 2,691 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,646 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.1% as they have 2,029 attempts while they've given up 1,868 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season. They have 1,481 face off wins compared to 1,413 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.2%. On defense San Jose has 1,056 hits and they've blocked 778 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.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 24-23 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 28-16-5 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 26-24 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 18-28-7 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Injuries
No key injuries to report
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out 3 months
01/11/16 GO Jake Allen Knee out indefinitely
01/02/16 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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