Sunday, April 9, 2017
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The Colorado Avalanche head to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, April 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Avalanche at +141 and the Blues at -156.
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Colorado comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 22-55-3 and on the road they have a record of 9-29-1. Currently they are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 161 goals and given up 271 goals for a point differential of -110. The Avalanche have an overall record of 2-8-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-58 and an over/under record of 35-34-11. St. Louis shows up with a record of 44-29-7 including 23-12-5 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 227 goals and surrendered 212 for a goal differential of +15. The Blues have a record of 7-1-2 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 43-36 while their over/under record sits at 33-35-12.
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Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 21-58 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 35-34-11 against the over/under
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 43-36 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 33-35-12 against the over/under
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
04/08/17 C Matt Duchene Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. Dallas
04/06/17 RW Mikko Rantanen Upper Body "?" Saturday vs Dallas
04/06/17 D Nikita Zadorov Ankle out for season
01/26/17 GO Semyon Varlamov Hip out for season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
04/08/17 RW Nail Yakupov Undisclosed is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs. Carolina
04/05/17 D Robert Bortuzzo Undisclosed out the next 2 games
03/23/17 C Paul Stastny Lower Body out indefinitely
02/05/17 C Robby Fabbri Knee out for season
Matt Duchene has accumulated 41 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 18 goals this season with 156 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 19.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 247 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Calvin Pickard has 15 wins and 30 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,434 shots against him and has given up 137 goals. He has made 1,297 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Blues. He has 38 goals this season with 275 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Alex Steen has averaged 19.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 15 goals on 115 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Jake Allen has 32 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,586 shots against him and has given up 136 goals. He has made 1,450 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Avalanche have 47 total points this season. They have scored 161 goals while giving up 271 goals. They have had 236 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 12%. The Avalanche have allowed 269 power play opportunities and given up 63 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 7.17% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have a total of 95 points on the season. They have 49 power play goals on 227 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 257 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Avalanche have a total of 227 goals scored while they've given up 212 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.03%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 48.6% as they've attempted 4,228 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,469 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.8% as they have 3,127 attempts while they've given up 3,420 shots on the defensive end. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season. They have 2,573 face off wins compared to 2,209 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 53.8%. On defense Colorado has 1,646 hits and they've blocked 1,049 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 4,168 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,243 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.9% as they have 3,123 shots while they've given up 3,132 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 48.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.4% as they've compiled 2,382 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,343 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 1,111 shot attempts and they have 1,651 hits as a unit.
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