Sunday, December 11, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The St. Louis Blues head to Xcel Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, December 11, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Blues at +109 and the Wild at -120. The over/under is 5.
St. Louis comes into this game having played 28 contests. They have an overall record of 16-8-4 and away from home they have a record of 4-7-1. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've tallied 78 goals and surrendered 76 goals for a point differential of +2. The Blues have an overall record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 15-12 and an over/under record of 10-12-6. Minnesota comes into this game with a record of 14-8-4 including 8-3-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 72 goals and surrendered 55 for a goal differential of +17. The Wild have a record of 5-2-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 13-12 while their over/under record sits at 7-14-5.
Paul Stastny has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Blues. He has 7 goals this season with 44 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 13 goals on 103 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 31 points on the season. Jake Allen has 14 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 563 shots against him and has given up 51 goals. He has made 512 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Eric Staal has accumulated 18 total points this season for the Wild. He has 6 goals this season with 75 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 4 goals on 54 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 16 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 12 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 643 shots against him and has given up 35 goals. He has made 608 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
The Blues have 36 total points this season. They have scored 78 goals while giving up 76 goals. They have had 97 power play opportunities and have scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 103 power play opportunities and given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.52% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Wild have a total of 32 points on the season. They have 12 power play goals on 75 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 77 power play opportunities and have given up 13 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 72 goals scored while they've given up 55 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.20%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've attempted 1,504 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,405 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.5% as they have 1,144 attempts while they've given up 1,035 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 52% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48% for the season. They have 835 face off wins compared to 784 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.6%. On defense St. Louis has 536 hits and they've blocked 370 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 1,444 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,511 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.9% as they have 1,072 shots while they've given up 1,121 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 49.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.8% as they've compiled 833 face off wins this season and they have suffered 776 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 390 shot attempts and they have 415 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 15-12 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 10-12-6 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 13-12 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 7-14-5 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/05/16 D Robert Bortuzzo Lower Body out indefinitely
Minnesota Wild Injuries
11/26/16 D Christian Folin Knee expected to miss 3-4 weeks
11/01/16 C Zac Dalpe Knee out 4-6 weeks
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis +109
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