Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 10/7/2017
Saturday, October 7, 2017
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The Dallas Stars travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Stars at +111 and the Blues at -137.
Dallas had a record of 34-37-11 last season and on the road they had a record of 12-24-5. They finished 6th in the Central Division. They scored 223 goals and gave up 262 goals for a point differential of -39. For the season they had an ATS record of 34-48-0 and an over/under record of 43-39-0. St. Louis finished with a record of 46-29-7 including 24-12-5 at home last season. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They scored 235 goals and surrendered 218 for a goal differential of +17. Their record against the spread was 52-41-0 while their over/under record was 37-43-0.
Valuable Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars were 34-48-0 straight up last year
The Dallas Stars were 43-39-0 against the over/under last season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues were 52-41-0 straight up last year
The St. Louis Blues were 37-43-0 against the over/under last season
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/03/17 D Jay Bouwmeester Ankle out indefinitely
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri Knee out for season
Jamie Benn accumulated 68 total points last season for the Stars. He had 25 goals last year with 196 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 43 assists on the season and averaged 19.4 minutes played per game. Tyler Seguin averaged 18.5 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 25 goals on 294 shots. He had 45 assists giving him a total of 70 points on the season. Ben Bishop had 18 wins and 15 losses last season in net for the Stars. He had 1,040 shots against him and he gave up 94 goals. He made 946 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Brayden Schenn scored 54 total points last year for the Blues. He had 25 goals last season with 174 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 29 assists on the season and averaged 17.9 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko averaged 18.5 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 38 goals on 275 shots. He had 34 assists giving him a total of 72 points on the season. Jake Allen had 33 wins and 20 losses last year in goal for the Blues. He had 1,620 shots against him and he surrendered 138 goals. He made 1,482 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars had 79 total points last season, which ranked them 24th in the NHL. They were 18th in the league in goals scored with 223 while they gave up 262 goals, ranking them 2nd overall. They had 257 power play opportunities and scored 46 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That was 20th in the NHL. The Stars allowed 249 power play opportunities and gave up 65 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 74%, putting them 30th in the league when short-handed. They averaged 31 shots per game and as a team shot 8.90% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 89%. That put them 30th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues were 11th in the NHL with a total of 99 points last year. They had 50 power play goals on 235 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranked them 8th in the league as a power play unit. They allowed 263 power play opportunities and gave up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. That was 3rd in the NHL. As a team, the Blues were 12th in the league with 235 goals scored while they gave up 218 goals, which was 19th overall. They averaged 28 shots per contest and had a team shooting percentage of 10.09%. As a team they gave up 28 shots per game and had a save percentage of 91%. That was 20th in the NHL.
Dallas was 15th in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 50.4%, as they attempted 4,890 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,821 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.9% as they had 3,613 attempts while they gave up 3,491 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 7th in the league. The Stars started possessions in the offensive zone 48.6% of the time, which was 25th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.4% for the season. That was 8th overall in the NHL. They had 2,551 face-off wins compared to 2,560 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 49.9%. That ranked them 13th in the league. On defense Dallas had 1,552 hits and they blocked 1,330 shots from the opposition, putting them 4th overall.
The Blues started possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.2% for the year. That ranked them 27th and 10th respectively in the NHL. They had 2,438 face-off wins as opposed to 2,411 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 50.3%. That was 15th in the league. On defense St. Louis had 1,688 hits and they blocked 1,135 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 17th in blocked shots. St. Louis was ranked 19th in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they tried 4,271 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,364 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 19th in the NHL at 49.8%, as they had 3,207 shots while they gave up 3,229 attempts on defense.
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