Sunday, April 3, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at -151 and the Avalanche at +137. The over/under has been set at 5.
St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 78 games. They have an overall record of 46-23-9 and on the road they have a record of 23-11-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 211 goals and given up 192 goals for a point differential of +19. 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 44-32 and an over/under record of 29-39-10. Colorado shows up with a record of 39-35-4 including 17-18-4 at home this season. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've scored 207 goals and surrendered 222 for a goal differential of -15. The Avalanche have 4 losses in OT and 0 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 36-39 while their over/under record sits at 36-38-4.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 67 total points this season for the Blues. He has 36 goals this season with 276 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 31 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 20 goals on 167 shots. He has 23 assists giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Jake Allen has 25 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,249 shots against him and has given up 101 goals. He has made 1,148 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Gabriel Landeskog has accumulated 51 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 20 goals this season with 164 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 31 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 21 goals on 245 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 52 points on the season. Semyon Varlamov has 27 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,641 shots against him and has given up 136 goals. He has made 1,505 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have 101 total points this season. They have scored 206 goals while giving up 188 goals. They have had 223 power play opportunities and have scored 48 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 265 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 8.75% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Avalanche have a total of 82 points on the season. They have 47 power play goals on 248 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 244 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 203 goals scored while they've given up 222 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.07%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 50% as they've attempted 4,255 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,251 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.5% as they have 3,228 attempts while they've given up 3,168 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season. They have 2,475 face off wins compared to 2,325 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.6%. On defense St. Louis has 1,855 hits and they've blocked 1,083 shots from the opposition.
Colorado has attempted 3,961 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,867 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 44.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.1% as they have 3,019 shots while they've given up 3,525 attempts on defense. The Avalanche have an offensive zone percentage of 48.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.9% as they've compiled 2,262 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,270 face off losses. On defense Colorado has blocked 1,342 shot attempts and they have 1,772 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 44-32 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 29-39-10 against the over/under
Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 36-39 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 36-38-4 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
04/01/16 C Robert Fabbri Ankle expected to miss Sunday vs. Colorado
03/31/16 D Carl Gunnarsson Lower Body out indefinitely
03/25/16 D Jay Bouwmeester Concussion out indefinitely
Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/30/15 D Brad Stuart Back out indefinitely
10/06/15 C Jesse Winchester Concussion out indefinitely
04/02/16 D Nikita Zadorov Concussion "?" Sunday vs. St. Louis
03/27/16 C Nathan MacKinnon Knee out indefinitely
03/19/16 D Eric Gelinas Elbow out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Colorado
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