Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 9/28/2017
Thursday, September 28, 2017
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The Minnesota Wild travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, September 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Wild at +120 and the Blues at -145.
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Minnesota had a record of 49-25-8 last season and on the road they had a record of 22-13-6. They finished 2nd in the Central Division. They scored 266 goals and gave up 208 goals for a point differential of +58. For the season they had an ATS record of 50-37-0 and an over/under record of 43-35-0. 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 Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild were 50-37-0 straight up last year
The Minnesota Wild were 43-35-0 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 Minnesota Wild Injuries
9/26/2017 Zach Parise LW Back
9/19/2017 Mason Shaw C Knee
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
9/26/2017 Chris Butler D Face
9/26/2017 Colin White D Finger
9/24/2017 Robby Fabbri C Knee
9/20/2017 Alexander Steen LW Hand
9/19/2017 Jay Bouwmeester D Ankle
9/19/2017 Zach Sanford LW Shoulder
8/19/2017 Luke Opilka G Hip
6/28/2017 Patrik Berglund C Shoulder
Mikael Granlund accumulated 69 total points last season for the Wild. He had 26 goals last year with 177 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He had a total of 43 assists on the season and averaged 18.8 minutes played per game. Eric Staal averaged 18.6 minutes of ice time per game last year. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 27 goals on 209 shots. He had 37 assists giving him a total of 64 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk had 40 wins and 19 losses last season in net for the Wild. He had 1,842 shots against him and he gave up 141 goals. He made 1,701 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko scored 72 total points last year for the Blues. He had 38 goals last season with 275 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He had a total of 34 assists on the season and averaged 18.5 minutes played per game. Brayden Schenn averaged 17.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 25 goals on 174 shots. He had 29 assists giving him a total of 54 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 Wild had 106 total points last season. They scored 266 goals while giving up 208 goals. They had 224 power play opportunities and scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 21%. The Wild allowed 217 power play opportunities and gave up 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. They averaged 31 shots per game and as a team shot 10.53% for the season. They allowed 30 shots to their opposition per contest and had a team save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues had a total of 99 points last year. They had 50 power play goals on 235 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. They allowed 263 power play opportunities and gave up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Blues had a total of 235 goals scored while they gave up 218 goals last year. 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%.
Minnesota had a Corsi percentage of 49.8% as they tried 4,566 shots on goal while at full strength while they surrendered 4,604 shots on net when they had a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage was 50% as they had 3,444 shots while they gave up 3,443 attempts on defense. The Wild started possessions in the offensive zone 50.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 49.5% for the year. They had 2,550 face-off wins as opposed to 2,359 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 51.9%. On defense Minnesota had 1,284 hits and they blocked 1,161 attempts from opposing offenses.
St. Louis had a Corsi percentage of 49.5% as they attempted 4,271 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,364 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.8% as they had 3,207 attempts while they gave up 3,229 shots on the defensive end. The Blues started possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage was at 51.2% for the season. They had 2,438 face-off wins compared to 2,411 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 50.3%. On defense St. Louis had 1,688 hits and they blocked 1,135 shots from the opposition.
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