Sunday, March 6, 2016
Xcel Energy Center
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +100 and the Wild at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.
St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 66 games. They have an overall record of 37-20-9 and on the road they have a record of 18-9-5. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 166 goals and given up 162 goals for a point differential of +4. 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 36-29 and an over/under record of 23-34-9. Minnesota shows up with a record of 30-25-10 including 17-11-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 175 goals and surrendered 165 for a goal differential of +10. The Wild have 10 losses in OT and 2 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 30-35 while their over/under record sits at 25-29-12.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Blues. He has 30 goals this season with 236 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 25 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 16 goals on 135 shots. He has 19 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Jake Allen has 20 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,036 shots against him and has given up 81 goals. He has made 955 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Mikko Koivu has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Wild. He has 14 goals this season with 112 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Thomas Vanek has averaged 16 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 18 goals on 127 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 24 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,428 shots against him and has given up 117 goals. He has made 1,311 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have 83 total points this season. They have scored 162 goals while giving up 158 goals. They have had 188 power play opportunities and have scored 41 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 227 power play opportunities and given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.22% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Wild have a total of 70 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 206 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 19%. They have allowed 163 power play opportunities and have given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 172 goals scored while they've given up 161 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.07%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.6% as they've attempted 3,566 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,628 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.8% as they have 2,686 attempts while they've given up 2,704 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 48.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.4% for the season. They have 2,062 face off wins compared to 1,992 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.9%. On defense St. Louis has 1,558 hits and they've blocked 924 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 3,498 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,623 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.7% as they have 2,633 shots while they've given up 2,661 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 52% and their defensive zone percentage is 48% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.8% as they've compiled 2,041 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,899 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 962 shot attempts and they have 1,134 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 36-29 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 23-34-9 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 30-35 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 25-29-12 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
03/01/16 C Jori Lehtera Upper Body "?" Sunday vs Minnesota
02/23/16 GO Brian Elliott Lower Body out indefinitely
02/21/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Minnesota Wild Injuries
03/05/16 D Nate Prosser Illness "?" Sunday vs. St. Louis
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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