Sunday, February 28, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Sunday, February 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at -106 and the Hurricanes at -104. The over/under has been set at 5.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 63 games. They have an overall record of 35-19-9 and on the road they have a record of 16-8-5. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 157 goals and given up 152 goals for a point differential of +5. The Blues have 9 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-28 and an over/under record of 21-34-8. Carolina shows up with a record of 28-25-10 including 16-11-6 at home this season. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 153 goals and surrendered 168 for a goal differential of -15. The Hurricanes have 10 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-4-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 28-35 while their over/under record sits at 20-24-19.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Blues. He has 29 goals this season with 223 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. David Backes has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 15 goals on 124 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Brian Elliott has 17 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 920 shots against him and has given up 65 goals. He has made 855 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Jordan Staal has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 16 goals this season with 110 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Victor Rask has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by scoring 14 goals on 121 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 36 points on the season. Cam Ward has 18 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,016 shots against him and has given up 93 goals. He has made 923 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have 79 total points this season. They have scored 154 goals while giving up 148 goals. They have had 181 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 216 power play opportunities and given up 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.31% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Hurricanes have a total of 66 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 193 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 157 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 153 goals scored while they've given up 165 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.02%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.6% as they've attempted 3,382 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,440 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 2,540 attempts while they've given up 2,557 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 48.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the season. They have 1,961 face off wins compared to 1,891 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.9%. On defense St. Louis has 1,481 hits and they've blocked 883 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 3,701 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,163 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 53.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 53.2% as they have 2,741 shots while they've given up 2,414 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 55% and their defensive zone percentage is 45% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.8% as they've compiled 1,927 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,654 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 749 shot attempts and they have 1,184 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 35-28 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 21-34-8 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 28-35 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 20-24-19 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out 3 months
02/25/16 C Jori Lehtera Upper Body injured last game, "?" Saturday vs Nashville
02/24/16 RW Ryan Reaves Suspension expected to miss next 3 games; eligible to return Tuesday vs Ottawa
02/23/16 GO Brian Elliott Lower Body out indefinitely
02/21/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
02/08/16 D Alex Pietrangelo Knee out indefinitely
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
10/09/15 D James Wisniewski Knee out 6 months
02/26/16 C Andrej Nestrasil Back "?" Sunday vs St Louis
02/26/16 D Justin Faulk Leg "?" Sunday vs St Louis
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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