Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 11/25/2017
Saturday, November 25, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, November 25, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at +122 and the Blues at -135.
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Minnesota has a record of 10-8-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 5-5-1. They are 6th in the Central Division. They have tallied 64 goals and surrendered 59 goals for a point differential of +5. For the year they have an ATS mark of 10-11-0 and an over/under record of 11-8-0. St. Louis has a record of 16-5-1 including 8-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 78 goals and have given up 58 for a goal differential of +20. Their record against the spread is 16-6-0 while their over/under mark is 12-10-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 10-11-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 11-8-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 16-6-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 12-10-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/24/17 LW Zach Parise Back IR (10/24)
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)
Jason Zucker has scored 17 total points this year for the Wild. He has 11 goals this season with 51 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 22%. He has a total of 6 assists on the year and averages 17.9 minutes played per contest. Eric Staal averages 18.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by tallying 7 goals on 63 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 19 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 9 wins and 6 losses this season in goal for the Wild. He has 521 shots against him and he's surrendered 44 goals. He's made 477 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has 26 total points this season for the Blues. He has 12 goals this year with 99 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 14 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 10 goals on 61 attempts. He has 20 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the year. Jake Allen has 12 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 527 shots against him and he's given up 48 goals. He's made 479 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 23 total points this year, which is 21st in the NHL. They've scored 64 goals while giving up 59 scores, which has them ranked 14th and 24th respectively. They have had 68 power play chances and scored 15 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 22%. That is 9th in the league. The Wild have given up 73 power play opportunities and surrendered 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%, ranking them 4th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.13% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 2nd in the league with a total of 33 points this season. They have 12 power play goals on 72 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 24th in the NHL. They've given up 70 power play opportunities and surrendered 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 21st overall. As a team, the Blues are 3rd with a total of 78 goals scored while they've given up 58 goals this season, ranking 25th in goals against. They average 34 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.54%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 10th overall in the NHL.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 47.7% as they've tried 1,125 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,232 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 26th in Corsi percentage. They are 21st in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 48.8% as they have 865 shots while they've given up 909 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the year. That puts them 22nd and 9th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 649 face-off wins as opposed to 647 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 390 hits and they've blocked 323 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 10th in the league.
The Blues are 19th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 654 face-off wins compared to 689 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.7%. That is 24th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 521 hits and they have blocked 323 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. St. Louis is 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.8% as they've attempted 1,320 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,229 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.7% ranks 6th as they have 1,011 attempts while they have given up 906 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Wild/Blues NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +122
Guy's Pick: Take Minnesota +122
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