Sunday, May 15, 2016
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The San Jose Sharks travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, May 15, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Sharks at +150 and the Blues at -179. The over/under has been set at 5.
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San Jose comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 46-30-6 and on the road they had a record of 28-10-3. They finished 3rd in the Pacific Division. They scored 241 goals and gave up 210 goals for a point differential of +31. The Sharks had 6 overtime losses including 3 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 43-36 and an over/under record of 42-33-7. St. Louis had a regular season record of 49-24-9 including 24-13-4 at home this 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.
Patrick Marleau accumulated 48 total points this season for the Sharks. He had 25 goals this season with 216 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He had a total of 23 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Joe Pavelski averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 38 goals on 224 shots. He had 40 assists giving him a total of 78 points on the season. Martin Jones had 37 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He had 1,734 shots against him and gave up 143 goals. He made 1,591 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
David Backes accumulated 45 total points this season for the Blues. He had 21 goals this season with 168 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 24 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 40 goals on 292 shots. He had 34 assists giving him a total of 74 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 Sharks had 98 total points this season. They scored 237 goals while giving up 207 goals. They had 275 power play opportunities and scored 62 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Sharks allowed 236 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. They averaged 30 shots per game and as a team they shot 9.51% for the season. They allowed 27 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 91%.
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 Sharks had a total of 219 goals scored while they gave up 197 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.85%. As a team they gave up 30 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
San Jose had a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they attempted 4,595 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,404 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 53% as they had 3,504 attempts while they gave up 3,112 shots on the defensive end. The Sharks started possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 49% for the season. They had 2,472 face off wins compared to 2,404 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 50.7%. On defense San Jose had 1,686 hits and they blocked 1,292 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.
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks were 43-36 straight up this season
The San Jose Sharks were 42-33-7 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues were 47-32 straight up this season
The St. Louis Blues were 32-40-10 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Injuries
05/12/16 LW Matthew Nieto Lower Body "?" Sunday vs. St. Louis
04/27/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
St. Louis Blues Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose
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