Saturday, March 12, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The St. Louis Blues travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +122 and the Stars at -135. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 68 games. They have an overall record of 39-20-9 and on the road they have a record of 19-9-5. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 173 goals and given up 166 goals for a point differential of +7. 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 37-29 and an over/under record of 24-34-10. Dallas shows up with a record of 40-20-8 including 21-10-1 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 218 goals and surrendered 196 for a goal differential of +22. The Stars have 8 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 40-28 while their over/under record sits at 37-30-1.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 56 total points this season for the Blues. He has 30 goals this season with 242 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 26 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 17 goals on 141 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Jake Allen has 22 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,103 shots against him and has given up 85 goals. He has made 1,018 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Tyler Seguin has accumulated 68 total points this season for the Stars. He has 32 goals this season with 261 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 36 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jamie Benn has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 32 goals on 213 shots. He has 41 assists giving him a total of 73 points on the season. Antti Niemi has 22 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Stars. He has had 1,077 shots against him and has given up 105 goals. He has made 972 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Blues have 87 total points this season. They have scored 168 goals while giving up 162 goals. They have had 192 power play opportunities and have scored 43 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 235 power play opportunities and given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.26% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Stars have a total of 88 points on the season. They have 47 power play goals on 214 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 204 power play opportunities and have given up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 216 goals scored while they've given up 194 goals to this point. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.84%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.6% as they've attempted 3,688 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,744 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 2,783 attempts while they've given up 2,790 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 2,124 face off wins compared to 2,054 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.8%. On defense St. Louis has 1,613 hits and they've blocked 954 shots from the opposition.
Dallas has attempted 4,264 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,801 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.4% as they have 3,125 shots while they've given up 2,840 attempts on defense. The Stars have an offensive zone percentage of 53% and their defensive zone percentage is 47% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.8% as they've compiled 2,210 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,137 face off losses. On defense Dallas has blocked 961 shot attempts and they have 1,234 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 37-29 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 24-34-10 against the over/under
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 40-28 straight up
The Dallas Stars are 37-30-1 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
03/09/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body expected to miss another 2 weeks
02/23/16 GO Brian Elliott Lower Body out indefinitely
Dallas Stars Injuries
03/10/16 D John Klingberg Lower Body expected to miss Friday vs Chicago and Saturday vs St Louis
03/10/16 LW Patrick Sharp Lower Body expected to miss Friday vs Chicago and Saturday vs St Louis
03/08/16 D Jason Demers Shoulder out indefinitely
03/03/16 D Jordie Benn Lower Body expected to miss 1-2 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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