Friday, April 29, 2016
American Airlines Center
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The St. Louis Blues travel to American Airlines Center to play the Dallas Stars on Friday in Game 1 of their 2nd round series. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +109 and the Stars at -120. 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. Dallas had a regular season record of 50-23-9 including 28-11-2 at home this season. They were 1st in the Central Division. They scored 267 goals and surrendered 230 for a goal differential of +37. The Stars had 9 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 49-32 while their over/under record sat at 45-36-1.
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%.
Jamie Benn accumulated 89 total points this season for the Stars. He had 41 goals this season with 247 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He had a total of 48 assists on the season and averaged 20 minutes played per game. Jason Spezza averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 33 goals on 202 shots. He had 30 assists giving him a total of 63 points on the season. Antti Niemi had 25 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Stars. He had 1,246 shots against him and gave up 118 goals. He made 1,128 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
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 Stars had a total of 109 points on the season. They had 58 power play goals on 262 opportunities for a percentage of 22%. They allowed 248 power play opportunities and gave up 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blues had a total of 265 goals scored while they gave up 228 goals during the campaign. They averaged 32 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 10.10%. As a team they gave up 29 shots per game and had a save percentage of 90%.
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.
Dallas attempted 5,082 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,659 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 52.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 52.2% as they had 3,746 shots while they gave up 3,435 attempts on defense. The Stars had an offensive zone percentage of 52.3% and their defensive zone percentage was 47.7% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.2% as they compiled 2,597 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,577 face off losses. On defense Dallas blocked 1,224 shot attempts and they had 1,556 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
Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars were 49-32 straight up this season
The Dallas Stars were 45-36-1 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
No key injuries to report
Dallas Stars Injuries
04/28/16 C Tyler Seguin Achilles expected to miss Friday & Sunday vs. St. Louis
04/14/16 RW Brett Ritchie Lower Body out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Dallas
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