Thursday, October 20, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Rexall Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, October 20, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +129 and the Oilers at +170. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 49-24-9 last season 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. Edmonton had a regular season record of 31-43-8 including 19-20-2 at home last season. They were 7th in the Pacific Division. They scored 203 goals and surrendered 245 for a goal differential of -42. The Oilers had 8 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 31-50 while their over/under record sat at 39-38-5.
Paul Stastny accumulated 49 total points last season for the Blues. He had 10 goals last year with 103 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He had a total of 39 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 40 goals on 292 shots. He had 34 assists giving him a total of 74 points on the season. Jake Allen had 26 wins and 15 losses last 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%.
Leon Draisaitl accumulated 51 total points last season for the Oilers. He had 19 goals last year with 133 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 32 assists on the season and averaged 18 minutes played per game. Connor McDavid averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 16 goals on 105 shots. He had 32 assists giving him a total of 48 points on the season. Cam Talbot had 21 wins and 27 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He had 1,648 shots against him and gave up 137 goals. He made 1,511 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues had 107 total points last season. They scored 224 goals while giving up 201 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 9.05% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Oilers had a total of 70 points on the season. They had 43 power play goals on 237 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. They allowed 254 power play opportunities and gave up 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Blues had a total of 203 goals scored while they gave up 245 goals during the campaign. They averaged 29 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 8.51%. As a team they gave up 31 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
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.
Edmonton attempted 4,477 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,782 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 48.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 48% as they had 3,282 shots while they gave up 3,549 attempts on defense. The Oilers had an offensive zone percentage of 48.8% and their defensive zone percentage was 51.2% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 48.8% as they compiled 2,429 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,549 face off losses. On defense Edmonton blocked 1,233 shot attempts and they had 1,818 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues were 47-32 straight up last season
The St. Louis Blues were 32-40-10 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers were 31-50 straight up last season
The Edmonton Oilers were 39-38-5 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/17/16 C Jori Lehtera Upper Body expected to miss Tuesday vs. Vancouver
10/17/16 C Kyle Brodziak Upper Body injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs. Vancouver
10/09/16 LW Jaden Schwartz Elbow out indefinitely
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
10/17/16 LW Matt Hendricks Knee doubtful Tuesday vs. Carolina
10/16/16 GO Jonas Gustavsson Head injured last game, "?" Tuesday vs Carolina
10/14/16 D Brandon Davidson Upper Body out indefinitely
10/09/16 RW Iiro Pakarinen Knee out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Edmonton
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