Tuesday, March 22, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday, March 22, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +127 and the Sharks at -140. The over/under has been set at 5.
St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 73 games. They have an overall record of 42-22-9 and on the road they have a record of 21-11-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 194 goals and given up 185 goals for a point differential of +9. 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 40-31 and an over/under record of 28-35-10. San Jose shows up with a record of 41-25-6 including 16-15-3 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 214 goals and surrendered 185 for a goal differential of +29. The Sharks have 6 losses in OT and 3 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 40-31 while their over/under record sits at 37-29-6.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 63 total points this season for the Blues. He has 34 goals this season with 263 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 29 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 13% by scoring 19 goals on 152 shots. He has 20 assists giving him a total of 39 points on the season. Jake Allen has 24 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,212 shots against him and has given up 100 goals. He has made 1,112 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Joe Pavelski has accumulated 69 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 34 goals this season with 193 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Patrick Marleau has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 20 goals on 184 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 41 points on the season. Martin Jones has 35 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,591 shots against him and has given up 129 goals. He has made 1,462 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have 93 total points this season. They have scored 189 goals while giving up 181 goals. They have had 210 power play opportunities and have scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 253 power play opportunities and given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.56% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sharks have a total of 88 points on the season. They have 53 power play goals on 235 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 23%. They have allowed 208 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 211 goals scored while they've given up 182 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.68%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 50% as they've attempted 3,985 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,988 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.4% as they have 3,018 attempts while they've given up 2,973 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 49.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.9% for the season. They have 2,324 face off wins compared to 2,190 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.5%. On defense St. Louis has 1,715 hits and they've blocked 1,015 shots from the opposition.
San Jose has attempted 4,028 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,915 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 52.4% as they have 3,053 shots while they've given up 2,771 attempts on defense. The Sharks have an offensive zone percentage of 50.6% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.4% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.3% as they've compiled 2,167 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,143 face off losses. On defense San Jose has blocked 1,144 shot attempts and they have 1,442 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 40-31 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 28-35-10 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 40-31 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 37-29-6 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
03/13/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body out indefinitely
San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/20/16 D Marc-Edouard Vlasic Lower Body "?" Tuesday vs St Louis
03/19/16 LW Matthew Nieto Hand out indefinitely
03/03/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose
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