Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Canadian Tire Centre
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Canadian Tire Centre to play the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at -119 and the Senators at +108. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 65 games. They have an overall record of 36-20-9 and on the road they have a record of 17-9-5. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 162 goals and given up 159 goals for a point differential of +3. The Blues have 9 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-3-1. For the season they have an ATS record of 36-29 and an over/under record of 22-34-9. Ottawa shows up with a record of 30-27-6 including 17-10-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 185 goals and surrendered 196 for a goal differential of -11. The Senators have 6 losses in OT and 4 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 28-33 while their over/under record sits at 32-30-1.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Blues. He has 29 goals this season with 228 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 129 shots. He has 18 assists giving him a total of 34 points on the season. Brian Elliott has 17 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 920 shots against him and has given up 65 goals. He has made 855 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Erik Karlsson has accumulated 67 total points this season for the Senators. He has 11 goals this season with 192 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 56 assists on the season and averages 29 minutes played per game. Bobby Ryan has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 21 goals on 148 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Craig Anderson has 27 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has had 1,646 shots against him and has given up 137 goals. He has made 1,509 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have 81 total points this season. They have scored 159 goals while giving up 155 goals. They have had 184 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Blues have allowed 224 power play opportunities and given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 87%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.27% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Senators have a total of 66 points on the season. They have 35 power play goals on 194 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 200 power play opportunities and have given up 51 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 179 goals scored while they've given up 192 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.08%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.6% as they've attempted 3,496 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,552 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 2,632 attempts while they've given up 2,641 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the season. They have 2,031 face off wins compared to 1,957 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.9%. On defense St. Louis has 1,537 hits and they've blocked 911 shots from the opposition.
Ottawa has attempted 3,399 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,763 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 46.4% as they have 2,478 shots while they've given up 2,857 attempts on defense. The Senators have an offensive zone percentage of 50.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.8% as they've compiled 1,969 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,904 face off losses. On defense Ottawa has blocked 906 shot attempts and they have 1,751 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 36-29 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 22-34-9 against the over/under
Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 28-33 straight up
The Ottawa Senators are 32-30-1 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out 3 months
02/29/16 C Jori Lehtera Upper Body doubtful Tuesday vs. Ottawa
02/28/16 RW Ryan Reaves Suspension Served probable Tuesday vs. Ottawa
02/23/16 GO Brian Elliott Lower Body out indefinitely
02/21/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Ottawa Senators Injuries
10/28/15 D Mikael Wikstrand Suspension out indefinitely
10/16/15 LW Clarke MacArthur Concussion out indefinitely
10/08/15 D Chris Phillips Back out for season
02/29/16 C Kyle Turris Ankle out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Ottawa
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