Dallas Stars at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 12/7/2017
Thursday, December 7, 2017
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The Dallas Stars head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Stars at +127 and the Blues at -140.
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Dallas has a record of 16-11-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 6-8-1. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have tallied 86 goals and surrendered 81 goals for a point differential of +5. For the year they have an ATS mark of 16-12-0 and an over/under record of 15-12-0. St. Louis has a record of 18-8-2 including 9-5-0 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 92 goals and have given up 75 for a goal differential of +17. Their record against the spread is 18-10-0 while their over/under mark is 14-14-0.
Valuable Dallas Stars Betting Trends
The Dallas Stars are 16-12-0 straight up this year
The Dallas Stars are 15-12-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 18-10-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 14-14-0 against the over/under this season
Key Dallas Stars Injuries
12/02/17 C Martin Hanzal Hamstring IR (11/27)
11/12/17 D Marc Methot Knee IR (11/08)
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Tyler Seguin has scored 27 total points this year for the Stars. He has 14 goals this season with 114 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 13 assists on the year and averages 20.4 minutes played per contest. Jamie Benn averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 11 goals on 85 attempts. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the year. Ben Bishop has 13 wins and 8 losses this season in goal for the Stars. He has 630 shots against him and he's surrendered 57 goals. He's made 573 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Brayden Schenn has 33 total points this season for the Blues. He has 13 goals this year with 76 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 20 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Vladimir Tarasenko averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 12 goals on 119 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year. Jake Allen has 14 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 639 shots against him and he's given up 60 goals. He's made 579 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Stars have 33 total points this year, which is 11th in the NHL. They've scored 86 goals while giving up 81 scores, which has them ranked 10th and 18th respectively. They have had 88 power play chances and scored 18 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 13th in the league. The Stars have given up 101 power play opportunities and surrendered 17 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking them 7th when short-handed. They average 32 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.61% for the year. They allow 29 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 19th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 4th in the league with a total of 38 points this season. They have 17 power play goals on 100 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 24th in the NHL. They've given up 87 power play opportunities and surrendered 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 21st overall. As a team, the Blues are 7th with a total of 92 goals scored while they've given up 75 goals this season, ranking 25th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.53%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 12th overall in the NHL.
Dallas is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.4%, as they've attempted 1,607 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,521 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.6% as they have 1,200 attempts while they have given up 1,125 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 7th in the league. The Stars start possessions in the offensive zone 48.5% of the time, which is 22nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.5% for the season. That is 5th overall in the NHL. They have 949 face-off wins compared to 848 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.8%. That ranks them 2nd in the league. On defense Dallas has 576 hits and they have blocked 396 shots from the opposition, putting them 17th overall.
The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the year. That ranks them 14th and 21st respectively in the NHL. They have 832 face-off wins as opposed to 859 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.2%. That is 24th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 662 hits and they've blocked 387 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 20th in blocked shots. St. Louis is ranked 3rd in Corsi percentage with 53.4% as they've tried 1,723 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,504 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 4th in the NHL at 54.1%, as they have 1,315 shots while they've given up 1,117 attempts on defense.
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