Thursday, January 5, 2017
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The Carolina Hurricanes travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Hurricanes at +140 and the Blues at -155. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Carolina comes into this matchup having played 37 games. They have an overall record of 16-14-7 and on the road they have a record of 5-10-6. Currently they are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 95 goals and given up 101 goals for a point differential of -6. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 14-21 and an over/under record of 13-17-7. St. Louis shows up with a record of 20-13-5 including 15-3-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 108 goals and surrendered 111 for a goal differential of -3. The Blues have a record of 4-5-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 19-18 while their over/under record sits at 15-16-7.
Victor Rask has accumulated 26 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 10 goals this season with 84 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 16 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 13 goals on 130 shots. He has 14 assists giving him a total of 27 points on the season. Cam Ward has 13 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 827 shots against him and has given up 70 goals. He has made 757 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Blues. He has 18 goals this season with 138 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Kevin Shattenkirk has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 8 goals on 77 shots. He has 16 assists giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Jake Allen has 17 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 787 shots against him and has given up 75 goals. He has made 712 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
The Hurricanes have 39 total points this season. They have scored 95 goals while giving up 101 goals. They have had 107 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 19%. The Hurricanes have allowed 91 power play opportunities and given up 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%. They average 30 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.58% for the season to this point. They allow 27 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Blues have a total of 45 points on the season. They have 25 power play goals on 120 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 132 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%. As a team, the Hurricanes have a total of 108 goals scored while they've given up 111 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.97%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 52.3% as they've attempted 2,130 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,942 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.6% as they have 1,537 attempts while they've given up 1,444 shots on the defensive end. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 56.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.6% for the season. They have 1,051 face off wins compared to 996 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.3%. On defense Carolina has 677 hits and they've blocked 498 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 2,008 shots at full strength and they've given up 1,955 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.7% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.1% as they have 1,510 shots while they've given up 1,445 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 50.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.2% as they've compiled 1,149 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,095 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 510 shot attempts and they have 747 hits as a unit.
Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 14-21 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 13-17-7 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 19-18 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 15-16-7 against the over/under
Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
12/27/16 D Justin Faulk Lower Body out indefinitely
11/11/16 LW Bryan Bickell Illness out indefinitely
01/03/17 GO Eddie Lack Concussion "?" Thursday vs St Louis
01/03/17 C Elias Lindholm Upper Body "?" Thursday vs St Louis
St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/05/16 D Robert Bortuzzo Lower Body out indefinitely
01/04/17 D Carl Gunnarsson Undisclosed "?" Thursday vs. Carolina
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina +140
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