Los Angeles Kings at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 10/30/2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
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The Los Angeles Kings head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Monday, October 30, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Kings at +113 and the Blues at -125.
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Los Angeles has a record of 9-1-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 5-1-0. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have tallied 38 goals and surrendered 20 goals for a point differential of +18. For the year they have an ATS mark of 9-2-0 and an over/under record of 4-6-0. St. Louis has a record of 9-2-1 including 4-0-0 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 40 goals and have given up 28 for a goal differential of +12. Their record against the spread is 9-3-0 while their over/under mark is 6-6-0.
Valuable Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 9-2-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 4-6-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 9-3-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 6-6-0 against the over/under this season
Key Los Angeles Kings Injuries
10/28/17 D Oscar Fantenberg Back is "?" Monday vs. St. Louis
10/19/17 C Jeff Carter Ankle IR (10/18)
10/12/17 LW Kyle Clifford Upper Body IR (10/11)
10/06/17 RW Marian Gaborik Knee IR (10/03)
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
10/03/17 D Jay Bouwmeester Ankle IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Anze Kopitar has scored 13 total points this year for the Kings. He has 7 goals this season with 28 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 6 assists on the year and averages 21.9 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 20 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 5 goals on 39 attempts. He has 6 assists, giving him a total of 11 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 7 wins and 1 loss this season in goal for the Kings. He has 298 shots against him and he's surrendered 16 goals. He's made 282 stops for a save percentage of 95%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has 12 total points this season for the Blues. He has 5 goals this year with 45 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 7 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 9% by scoring 3 goals on 32 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 10 points on the year. Jake Allen has 6 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 288 shots against him and he's given up 23 goals. He's made 265 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings have 19 total points this year, which is 1st in the NHL. They've scored 38 goals while giving up 20 scores, which has them ranked 8th and 30th respectively. They have had 34 power play chances and scored 5 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 22nd in the league. The Kings have given up 41 power play opportunities and surrendered 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 93%, ranking them 1st when short-handed. They average 35 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.00% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 94%, which is 1st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 2nd in the league with a total of 19 points this season. They have 7 power play goals on 41 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 16th in the NHL. They've given up 43 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking 26th overall. As a team, the Blues are 5th with a total of 40 goals scored while they've given up 28 goals this season, ranking 25th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.10%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 93%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
Los Angeles has a Corsi percentage of 51% as they've tried 688 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 662 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 9th in Corsi percentage. They are 10th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 50.6% as they have 514 shots while they've given up 502 attempts on defense. The Kings start possessions in the offensive zone 51.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.7% for the year. That puts them 15th and 18th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 359 face-off wins as opposed to 345 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 15th overall in the NHL. On defense Los Angeles has 282 hits and they've blocked 160 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
The Blues are 26th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 52% for the season, which is 6th in the NHL. They have 346 face-off wins compared to 385 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.3%. That is 26th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 287 hits and they have blocked 204 shots from the opposition, which is 1st in the league. St. Louis is 22nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.8% as they've attempted 694 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 728 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 50.6% ranks 14th as they have 536 attempts while they have given up 524 shots on the defensive end.
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