Thursday, April 7, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday, April 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +113 and the Blackhawks at -125. The over/under has been set at 5.
St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 48-23-9 and on the road they have a record of 24-11-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 221 goals and given up 195 goals for a point differential of +26. The Blues have 9 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 7-3-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 46-32 and an over/under record of 31-39-10. Chicago shows up with a record of 47-26-7 including 26-11-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 230 goals and surrendered 202 for a goal differential of +28. The Blackhawks have 7 losses in OT and 2 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 47-33 while their over/under record sits at 29-31-20.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 71 total points this season for the Blues. He has 37 goals this season with 283 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 34 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 13% by scoring 21 goals on 168 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Jake Allen has 26 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,260 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,159 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Kane has accumulated 102 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He has 44 goals this season with 278 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 58 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 27 goals on 174 shots. He has 29 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Corey Crawford has 35 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He has had 1,693 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,567 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Blues have 105 total points this season. They have scored 216 goals while giving up 191 goals. They have had 232 power play opportunities and have scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 272 power play opportunities and given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.93% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks have a total of 101 points on the season. They have 56 power play goals on 245 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 229 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 229 goals scored while they've given up 200 goals to this point. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.36%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they've attempted 4,370 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,350 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.6% as they have 3,316 attempts while they've given up 3,242 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the season. They have 2,530 face off wins compared to 2,394 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.4%. On defense St. Louis has 1,885 hits and they've blocked 1,108 shots from the opposition.
Chicago has attempted 4,495 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,431 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.6% as they have 3,274 shots while they've given up 3,323 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks have an offensive zone percentage of 51.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 48.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.2% as they've compiled 2,324 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,396 face off losses. On defense Chicago has blocked 1,108 shot attempts and they have 1,354 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 46-32 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 31-39-10 against the over/under
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 47-33 straight up
The Chicago Blackhawks are 29-31-20 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
04/04/16 C David Backes Lower Body out for regular season
04/04/16 GO Jake Allen Lower Body out for regular season
04/04/16 C Robert Fabbri Ankle "?" Thursday vs Chicago
03/25/16 D Jay Bouwmeester Concussion out indefinitely
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
04/06/16 C Artem Anisimov Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis
04/05/16 RW Marian Hossa Knee "?" Thursday vs St Louis
04/02/16 RW Andrew Shaw Upper Body out indefinitely
04/01/16 D Duncan Keith Suspension expected to miss 6 games; eligible to return Game 2 of 1st round playoffs
03/25/16 GO Corey Crawford Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Chicago
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