Sunday, April 16, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild head to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, April 16, 2017 in Game 3 of their 1st round series. St. Louis leads the series 2-0. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +142 and the Blues at -157.
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Minnesota had a regular season record of 49-25-8 and on the road they had a record of 22-13-6. They finished the season 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 266 goals and given up 208 goals for a point differential of +58. The Wild have an overall record of 5-3-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 46-33 and an over/under record of 42-31-9. St. Louis finished the regular season with a record of 46-29-7 including 24-12-5 at home this year. They were 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 235 goals and surrendered 218 for a goal differential of +17. 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 34-36-12.
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Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 46-33 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 42-31-9 against the over/under
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 43-36 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 34-36-12 against the over/under
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
04/14/17 C Paul Stastny Lower Body is downgraded to expected to miss Friday vs. Minnesota
04/12/17 D Robert Bortuzzo Upper Body "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
04/12/17 RW Nail Yakupov Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Minnesota
02/05/17 C Robby Fabbri Knee out for season
Mikael Granlund has accumulated 69 total points this season for the Wild. He has 26 goals this season with 177 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 43 assists on the season and averages 18.8 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 18.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 28 goals on 211 shots. He has 37 assists giving him a total of 65 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 40 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,842 shots against him and has given up 141 goals. He has made 1,701 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 75 total points this season for the Blues. He has 39 goals this season with 286 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 36 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 14% by scoring 16 goals on 117 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 51 points on the season. Jake Allen has 33 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,620 shots against him and has given up 138 goals. He has made 1,482 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 106 total points this season. They have scored 266 goals while giving up 208 goals. They have had 224 power play opportunities and have scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Wild have allowed 217 power play opportunities and given up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They average 31 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.53% for the season to this point. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have a total of 99 points on the season. They have 50 power play goals on 235 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 263 power play opportunities and have given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Wild have a total of 235 goals scored while they've given up 218 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.09%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they've attempted 4,566 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,604 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50% as they have 3,444 attempts while they've given up 3,443 shots on the defensive end. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.5% for the season. They have 2,550 face off wins compared to 2,359 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.9%. On defense Minnesota has 1,284 hits and they've blocked 1,161 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 4,271 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,364 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.5% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.8% as they have 3,207 shots while they've given up 3,229 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 48.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.3% as they've compiled 2,438 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,411 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 1,135 shot attempts and they have 1,688 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Blues NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis -157 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
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