Friday, December 9, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Prudential Center to play the New Jersey Devils on Friday, December 9, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at -135 and the Devils at +122. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 26 games. They have an overall record of 15-7-4 and on the road they have a record of 3-6-1. Currently they are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 72 goals and given up 72 goals for a point differential of 0. The Blues have an overall record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-11 and an over/under record of 10-11-5. New Jersey shows up with a record of 12-7-6 including 8-0-2 at home this season. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 66 goals and surrendered 68 for a goal differential of -2. The Devils have a record of 3-4-3 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 10-13 while their over/under record sits at 9-8-8.
Paul Stastny has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Blues. He has 7 goals this season with 39 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. 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 14% by scoring 13 goals on 92 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Jake Allen has 13 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 515 shots against him and has given up 47 goals. He has made 468 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Travis Zajac has accumulated 21 total points this season for the Devils. He has 8 goals this season with 57 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Damon Severson has averaged 21 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 3 goals on 42 shots. He has 12 assists giving him a total of 15 points on the season. Cory Schneider has 9 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Devils. He has had 567 shots against him and has given up 50 goals. He has made 517 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have 34 total points this season. They have scored 72 goals while giving up 72 goals. They have had 94 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Blues have allowed 97 power play opportunities and given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 88%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.46% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Devils have a total of 30 points on the season. They have 13 power play goals on 80 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 16%. They have allowed 79 power play opportunities and have given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 66 goals scored while they've given up 68 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.00%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 51.5% as they've attempted 1,397 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,313 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.4% as they have 1,065 attempts while they've given up 967 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 52.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.3% for the season. They have 774 face off wins compared to 740 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.1%. On defense St. Louis has 504 hits and they've blocked 346 shots from the opposition.
New Jersey has attempted 1,283 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,395 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.8% as they have 990 shots while they've given up 1,079 attempts on defense. The Devils have an offensive zone percentage of 49.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50% as they've compiled 773 face off wins this season and they have suffered 772 face off losses. On defense New Jersey has blocked 316 shot attempts and they have 509 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 14-11 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 10-11-5 against the over/under
New Jersey Devils Betting Trends
The New Jersey Devils are 10-13 straight up
The New Jersey Devils are 9-8-8 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/05/16 D Robert Bortuzzo Lower Body out indefinitely
New Jersey Devils Injuries
12/07/16 C Pavel Zacha Facial is downgraded to expected to miss Thursday vs. Montreal
12/06/16 C Travis Zajac Nose injured last game, probable Thursday vs Montreal
10/10/16 D Luke Gazdic Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take New Jersey +122
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