St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks Game 6 Free Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 4/22/2016
Saturday, April 23, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, April 23, 2016. St. Louis leads the series 3-2. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +130 and the Blackhawks at -150. The over/under has been set at 5.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 49-24-9 and on the road they had a record of 25-11-5. They finished 2nd in the Central Division. They scored 224 goals and gave up 201 goals for a point differential of +23. The Blues had 9 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 8-2-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 47-32 and an over/under record of 32-40-10. Chicago had a regular season record of 47-26-9 including 26-11-4 at home this season. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They scored 235 goals and surrendered 209 for a goal differential of +26. The Blackhawks had 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 47-34 while their over/under record sat at 30-32-20.
Vladimir Tarasenko accumulated 74 total points this season for the Blues. He had 40 goals this season with 292 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 34 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. David Backes averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 21 goals on 168 shots. He had 24 assists giving him a total of 45 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%.
Patrick Kane accumulated 106 total points this season for the Blackhawks. He had 46 goals this season with 287 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He had a total of 60 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Jonathan Toews averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 28 goals on 179 shots. He had 30 assists giving him a total of 58 points on the season. Corey Crawford had 35 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blackhawks. He had 1,718 shots against him and gave up 131 goals. He made 1,587 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues had 107 total points this season. They scored 219 goals while giving up 197 goals. They had 237 power play opportunities and scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues allowed 276 power play opportunities and gave up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They averaged 30 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.85% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Blackhawks had a total of 103 points on the season. They had 57 power play goals on 252 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. They allowed 233 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Blues had a total of 234 goals scored while they gave up 207 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.37%. As a team they gave up 31 shots per game and had a save percentage of 92%.
St. Louis had a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they attempted 4,465 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,455 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 50.5% as they had 3,392 attempts while they gave up 3,328 shots on the defensive end. The Blues started possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.5% for the season. They had 2,579 face off wins compared to 2,452 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 51.3%. On defense St. Louis had 1,937 hits and they blocked 1,127 shots from the opposition.
Chicago attempted 4,584 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,533 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 50.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 49.6% as they had 3,346 shots while they gave up 3,400 attempts on defense. The Blackhawks had an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage was 48% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 49.3% as they compiled 2,380 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,452 face off losses. On defense Chicago blocked 1,133 shot attempts and they had 1,389 hits as a unit.
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
Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks were 47-34 straight up this season
The Chicago Blackhawks were 30-32-20 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
04/21/16 D Carl Gunnarsson Upper Body is upgraded to probable Thursday vs. Chicago
Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
04/20/16 RW Andrew Shaw Suspension is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. St. Louis
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago
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