Thursday, December 8, 2016
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The St. Louis Blues head to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum to take on the New York Islanders on Thursday, December 8, 2016. The opening line for this matchup has the Blues at -125 and the Islanders at +113. The over/under is 5.
St. Louis comes into this game having played 26 contests. They have an overall record of 14-7-4 and away from home they have a record of 3-6-1. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've tallied 72 goals and surrendered 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 York comes into this game with a record of 9-10-5 including 8-4-4 at home this season. They are 8th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 66 goals and surrendered 73 for a goal differential of -7. The Islanders have a record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 9-15 while their over/under record sits at 11-10-4.
Paul Stastny has accumulated 13 total points this season for the Blues. He has 6 goals this season with 38 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 7 assists on the season and averages 21 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 90 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Jake Allen has 12 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 485 shots against him and has given up 45 goals. He has made 440 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Brock Nelson has accumulated 15 total points this season for the Islanders. He has 6 goals this season with 49 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 9 assists on the season and averages 16 minutes played per game. John Tavares has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 6 goals on 73 shots. He has 13 assists giving him a total of 19 points on the season. Jaroslav Halak has 4 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Islanders. He has had 497 shots against him and has given up 45 goals. He has made 452 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have 32 total points this season. They have scored 69 goals while giving up 70 goals. They have had 90 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 92 power play opportunities and given up 12 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 29 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.45% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Islanders have a total of 23 points on the season. They have 8 power play goals on 69 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 12%. They have allowed 84 power play opportunities and have given up 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 62 goals scored while they've given up 71 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.83%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've attempted 1,346 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,256 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 52.5% as they have 1,024 attempts while they've given up 925 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 52.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.5% for the season. They have 736 face off wins compared to 711 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.9%. On defense St. Louis has 481 hits and they've blocked 331 shots from the opposition.
New York has attempted 1,306 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,588 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 45.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.3% as they have 972 shots while they've given up 1,129 attempts on defense. The Islanders have an offensive zone percentage of 50.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 49.2% as they've compiled 702 face off wins this season and they have suffered 725 face off losses. On defense New York has blocked 459 shot attempts and they have 638 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 York Islanders Betting Trends
The New York Islanders are 9-15 straight up
The New York Islanders are 11-10-4 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/05/16 D Robert Bortuzzo Lower Body out indefinitely
New York Islanders Injuries
12/06/16 D Johnny Boychuk Flu "?" Thursday vs St Louis
12/03/16 D Adam Pelech Upper Body expected to miss 3-5 days
11/14/16 D Dennis Seidenberg Jaw out indefinitely
10/10/16 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis -125
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