Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Verizon Center to play the Washington Capitals on Wednesday, November 23, 2016. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +109 and the Capitals at -120. The over/under has been set at 5.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 19 games. They have an overall record of 10-6-3 and on the road they have a record of 2-5-1. Currently they are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 47 goals and given up 51 goals for a point differential of -4. The Blues have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 10-9 and an over/under record of 5-10-4. Washington shows up with a record of 11-5-2 including 6-3-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 48 goals and surrendered 40 for a goal differential of +8. The Capitals have a record of 6-3-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 11-7 while their over/under record sits at 7-7-4.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 19 total points this season for the Blues. He has 7 goals this season with 71 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Paul Stastny has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 4 goals on 28 shots. He has 6 assists giving him a total of 10 points on the season. Jake Allen has 8 wins and 3 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 366 shots against him and has given up 33 goals. He has made 333 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Alex Ovechkin has accumulated 13 total points this season for the Capitals. He has 9 goals this season with 75 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 4 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Marcus Johansson has averaged 17 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 7 goals on 34 shots. He has 6 assists giving him a total of 13 points on the season. Braden Holtby has 9 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Capitals. He has had 382 shots against him and has given up 28 goals. He has made 354 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Blues have 23 total points this season. They have scored 47 goals while giving up 51 goals. They have had 66 power play opportunities and have scored 14 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Blues have allowed 77 power play opportunities and given up 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 90%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.33% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Capitals have a total of 24 points on the season. They have 8 power play goals on 52 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 15%. They have allowed 55 power play opportunities and have given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 48 goals scored while they've given up 40 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.84%. As a team they give up 27 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 52.3% as they've attempted 1,040 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 949 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 53% as they have 788 attempts while they've given up 698 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 52.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.8% for the season. They have 568 face off wins compared to 541 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.2%. On defense St. Louis has 363 hits and they've blocked 251 shots from the opposition.
Washington has attempted 1,019 shots at full strength and they've given up 912 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.8% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.6% as they have 748 shots while they've given up 701 attempts on defense. The Capitals have an offensive zone percentage of 55.3% and their defensive zone percentage is 44.7% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.9% as they've compiled 548 face off wins this season and they have suffered 529 face off losses. On defense Washington has blocked 211 shot attempts and they have 348 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 10-9 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 5-10-4 against the over/under
Washington Capitals Betting Trends
The Washington Capitals are 11-7 straight up
The Washington Capitals are 7-7-4 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
11/21/16 LW Alexander Steen Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss Tuesday vs. Boston
11/06/16 D Joel Edmundson Upper Body out indefinitely
Washington Capitals Injuries
11/20/16 C Lars Eller Upper Body "?" Wednesday vs St Louis
11/19/16 RW T.J. Oshie Upper Body out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis +109
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