Saturday, March 19, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Rogers Arena to play the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, March 19, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at -175 and the Canucks at +155. The over/under has been set at 5.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 72 games. They have an overall record of 41-22-9 and on the road they have a record of 20-11-5. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 191 goals and given up 185 goals for a point differential of +6. The Blues have 9 overtime losses including 4 of them in a shootout. In the past 10 games they have an overall record of 6-4-0. For the season they have an ATS record of 39-31 and an over/under record of 28-34-10. Vancouver shows up with a record of 27-30-12 including 13-18-5 at home this season. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 167 goals and surrendered 200 for a goal differential of -33. The Canucks have 12 losses in OT and 3 of them occurred in a shootout. They have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 27-42 while their over/under record sits at 27-26-16.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 62 total points this season for the Blues. He has 33 goals this season with 255 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 150 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%.
Daniel Sedin has accumulated 58 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 26 goals this season with 223 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Henrik Sedin has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 11 goals on 79 shots. He has 39 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 15 wins and 21 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 1,402 shots against him and has given up 119 goals. He has made 1,283 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have 91 total points this season. They have scored 186 goals while giving up 181 goals. They have had 206 power play opportunities and have scored 45 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 250 power play opportunities and given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.62% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
The Canucks have a total of 66 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 210 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 212 power play opportunities and have given up 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 163 goals scored while they've given up 197 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.27%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've attempted 3,907 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,946 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.1% as they have 2,959 attempts while they've given up 2,947 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season. They have 2,284 face off wins compared to 2,161 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.4%. On defense St. Louis has 1,705 hits and they've blocked 999 shots from the opposition.
Vancouver has attempted 3,547 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,866 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 47.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.6% as they have 2,689 shots while they've given up 2,958 attempts on defense. The Canucks have an offensive zone percentage of 50.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 45.2% as they've compiled 1,863 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,255 face off losses. On defense Vancouver has blocked 908 shot attempts and they have 1,263 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 39-31 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 28-34-10 against the over/under
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 27-42 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 27-26-16 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/06/15 C Steve Ott Hamstring out indefinitely
03/18/16 GO Brian Elliott Lower Body is upgraded to expected to start Saturday vs. Vancouver
03/16/16 D Carl Gunnarsson Lower Body "?" Saturday vs Vancouver
03/13/16 LW Alexander Steen Upper Body out indefinitely
Vancouver Canucks Injuries
03/17/16 RW Jannik Hansen Ribs expected to miss Friday vs Edmonton & Saturday vs St Louis
03/17/16 D Alex Biega Upper Body is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Edmonton
03/16/16 RW Derek Dorsett Undisclosed "?" Friday vs Edmonton
03/15/16 D Luca Sbisa Shoulder out indefinitely
03/15/16 C Markus Granlund Upper Body out indefinitely
02/10/16 D Alexander Edler Fibula out for season
02/10/16 C Brandon Sutter Jaw out 6-8 weeks
Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver
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