Wednesday, March 16, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Rexall Place to play the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday, March 16, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at -145 and the Oilers at +131. The over/under has been set at 5.
St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 71 games. They have an overall record of 41-21-9 and on the road they have a record of 20-10-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 187 goals and given up 179 goals for a point differential of +8. The Blues have 9 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-4-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-30 and an over/under record of 27-34-10. Edmonton shows up with a record of 27-38-7 including 16-17-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 171 goals and surrendered 212 for a goal differential of -41. The Oilers have 7 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 27-45 while their over/under record sits at 33-34-5.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Blues. He has 33 goals this season with 252 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 28 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 147 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 37 points on the season. Jake Allen has 24 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,186 shots against him and has given up 95 goals. He has made 1,091 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Taylor Hall has accumulated 57 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 22 goals this season with 257 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Leon Draisaitl has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 17 goals on 116 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Cam Talbot has 17 wins and 24 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has had 1,409 shots against him and has given up 115 goals. He has made 1,294 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have 91 total points this season. They have scored 182 goals while giving up 175 goals. They have had 203 power play opportunities and have scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 244 power play opportunities and given up 35 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.55% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Oilers have a total of 61 points on the season. They have 33 power play goals on 204 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 221 power play opportunities and have given up 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 167 goals scored while they've given up 210 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.98%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've attempted 3,849 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,902 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50% as they have 2,911 attempts while they've given up 2,914 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 2,244 face off wins compared to 2,133 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.3%. On defense St. Louis has 1,678 hits and they've blocked 988 shots from the opposition.
Edmonton has attempted 3,972 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,186 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.3% as they have 2,898 shots while they've given up 3,106 attempts on defense. The Oilers have an offensive zone percentage of 48.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49% as they've compiled 2,144 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,235 face off losses. On defense Edmonton has blocked 1,080 shot attempts and they have 1,571 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 39-30 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 27-34-10 against the over/under
Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 27-45 straight up
The Edmonton Oilers are 33-34-5 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
03/13/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body out indefinitely
02/23/16 GO Brian Elliott Lower Body out indefinitely
Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/21/15 D Andrew Ference Hip out for season
03/15/16 D Darnell Nurse Suspension Served is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. St. Louis
03/13/16 D Oscar Klefbom Foot out indefinitely
03/12/16 D Adam Pardy Hand out indefinitely
03/07/16 D Brandon Davidson Knee likely out for season
02/29/16 LW Benoit Pouliot Shoulder out indefinitely
02/17/16 D Eric Gryba Knee out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Edmonton
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