Carolina Hurricanes at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Parlay 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The Carolina Hurricanes head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Hurricanes at +122 and the Blues at -135.
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Carolina has a record of 17-12-7 this year and away from home they have a record of 8-8-4-2. They are 6th in the Metropolitan Division. They've tallied 102 goals and surrendered 110 goals for a point differential of -8. For the year they have an ATS mark of 17-19-0 and an over/under record of 17-17-0. St. Louis has a record of 23-14-2, including 12-8-0-0 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 114 goals and have given up 96 for a goal differential of +18. Their record against the spread is 23-16-0 while their over/under mark is 15-24-0.
Valuable Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 17-19-0 straight up this year
The Carolina Hurricanes are 17-17-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 23-16-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 15-24-0 against the over/under this season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
11/13/17 RW Lee Stempniak Hip IR (10/02)
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/17/17 LW Samuel Blais Lower Body IR (12/16)
12/15/17 D Jay Bouwmeester Undisclosed IR (12/11)
12/10/17 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle IR (12/08)
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Scott Darling has 8 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Hurricanes. He has 655 shots against him and he's surrendered 68 goals. He's made 587 stops for a save percentage of 90%. Sebastian Aho has scored 27 total points this year for the Hurricanes. He has 10 goals this season with 104 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 17 assists on the year and averages 18.2 minutes played per contest. Teuvo Teravainen averages 16.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 9 goals on 76 attempts. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year.
Vladimir Tarasenko has 36 total points this season for the Blues. He has 15 goals this year with 164 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 21 assists on the year and averages 19.8 minutes played per contest. Jake Allen has 18 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 901 shots against him and he's given up 78 goals. He's made 823 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Brayden Schenn averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 17 goals on 104 attempts. He has 23 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have given up 90 power play opportunities and surrendered 20 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78% this season. That is 25th in the league. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.14% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, ranking them 23rd in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Hurricanes are 16th overall with 41 total points this year. They are 22nd in the league with 102 goals and 13th in goals allowed with 110. They've had 119 power play chances and scored 19 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 26th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blues are 9th with a total of 114 goals scored while they are 26th with 96 goals surrendered this season. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.79%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 8th in the league. The Blues have a total of 48 points this season, which is 6th in the NHL. They have had 22 power play goals on 136 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 24th overall. They've given up 122 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 10th when short-handed.
Carolina has a Corsi percentage of 54.5% as they've tried 2,362 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,974 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 1st in Corsi percentage. They are 1st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 53.9% as they have 1,753 shots while they've given up 1,500 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes start possessions in the offensive zone 58.9% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 41.1% for the year. That puts them 1st and 31st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,126 face-off wins as opposed to 1,002 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.9%. That is 1st overall in the NHL. On defense Carolina has 678 hits and they've blocked 474 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 28th in the league.
The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 51.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the year. That ranks them 15th and 19th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,170 face-off wins as opposed to 1,181 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 19th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 888 hits and they've blocked 580 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 3rd in blocked shots. St. Louis is ranked 10th in Corsi percentage with 51.6% as they've tried 2,319 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,179 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 9th in the NHL at 52.4%, as they have 1,760 shots while they've given up 1,599 attempts on defense.
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