Saturday, May 21, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to SAP Center to play the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, May 21, 2016. San Jose leads the series 2-1. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +125 and the Sharks at -145. The over/under has been set at 5.
St. Louis comes into this matchup after having a regular season record of 49-24-9 and on the road they had a record of 25-11-5. They finished 2nd in the Central Division. They scored 224 goals and gave up 201 goals for a point differential of +23. The Blues had 9 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In their last 10 games they had an overall record of 8-2-0. For the season they had an ATS record of 47-32 and an over/under record of 32-40-10. San Jose had a regular season record of 46-30-6 including 18-20-3 at home this season. They were 3rd in the Pacific Division. They scored 241 goals and surrendered 210 for a goal differential of +31. The Sharks had 6 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They had a record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread was 43-36 while their over/under record sat at 42-33-7.
David Backes accumulated 45 total points this season for the Blues. He had 21 goals this season with 168 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 24 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 40 goals on 292 shots. He had 34 assists giving him a total of 74 points on the season. Jake Allen had 26 wins and 15 losses this season in net for the Blues. He had 1,260 shots against him and gave up 101 goals. He made 1,159 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Patrick Marleau accumulated 48 total points this season for the Sharks. He had 25 goals this season with 216 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He had a total of 23 assists on the season and averaged 19 minutes played per game. Joe Pavelski averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 38 goals on 224 shots. He had 40 assists giving him a total of 78 points on the season. Martin Jones had 37 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He had 1,734 shots against him and gave up 143 goals. He made 1,591 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues had 107 total points this season. They scored 219 goals while giving up 197 goals. They had 237 power play opportunities and scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues allowed 276 power play opportunities and gave up 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They averaged 30 shots per game and as a team they shot 8.85% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
The Sharks had a total of 98 points on the season. They had 62 power play goals on 275 opportunities for a percentage of 23%. They allowed 236 power play opportunities and gave up 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. As a team, the Blues had a total of 237 goals scored while they gave up 207 goals during the campaign. They averaged 30 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 9.51%. As a team they gave up 27 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%.
St. Louis had a Corsi percentage of 50.1% as they attempted 4,465 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,455 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was at 50.5% as they had 3,392 attempts while they gave up 3,328 shots on the defensive end. The Blues started possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.5% for the season. They had 2,579 face off wins compared to 2,452 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage was 51.3%. On defense St. Louis had 1,937 hits and they blocked 1,127 shots from the opposition.
San Jose attempted 4,595 shots at full strength and they gave up 4,404 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage was at 51.1% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they were at 53% as they had 3,504 shots while they gave up 3,112 attempts on defense. The Sharks had an offensive zone percentage of 51% and their defensive zone percentage was 49% this season. They had a faceoff win percentage of 50.7% as they compiled 2,472 face off wins this season and they suffered 2,404 face off losses. On defense San Jose blocked 1,292 shot attempts and they had 1,686 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues were 47-32 straight up this season
The St. Louis Blues were 32-40-10 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks were 43-36 straight up this season
The San Jose Sharks were 42-33-7 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
05/20/16 LW Scottie Upshall Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. San Jose
San Jose Sharks Injuries
05/19/16 LW Matthew Nieto Upper Body "?" Saturday vs. St. Louis
04/27/16 D Matt Tennyson Concussion out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take San Jose
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