Philadelphia Flyers at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 11/2/2017
Thursday, November 2, 2017
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The Philadelphia Flyers travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, November 2, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Flyers at +156 and the Blues at -173.
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Philadelphia has a record of 6-5-1 this season and on the road they have a record of 3-3-0. They are 5th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 41 goals and given up 35 goals for a point differential of +6. For the season they have an ATS record of 6-6-0 and an over/under record of 7-4-0. St. Louis has a record of 10-2-1 including 5-0-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 44 goals and surrendered 30 for a goal differential of +14. Their record against the spread is 10-3-0 while their over/under record is 7-6-0.
Valuable Philadelphia Flyers Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Flyers are 6-6-0 straight up this year
The Philadelphia Flyers are 7-4-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 10-3-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 7-6-0 against the over/under this season
Key Philadelphia Flyers Injuries
10/31/17 D Samuel Morin Undisclosed is out indefinitely
10/31/17 D Shayne Gostisbehere Head is downgraded to OUT Wednesday vs. Chicago
10/30/17 D Andrew MacDonald Knee is out indefinitely
10/30/17 C Nolan Patrick Upper Body IR (10/30)
10/15/17 GO Anthony Stolarz 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)
Brian Elliott has 5 wins and 2 losses this season in net for the Flyers. He has 225 shots against him and he's given up 26 goals. He's made 199 saves for a save percentage of 88%. Claude Giroux has accumulated 14 total points this season for the Flyers. He has 6 goals this year with 24 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 25%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Wayne Simmonds averages 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 22% by scoring 6 goals on 27 shots. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the season.
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 14 total points this year for the Blues. He has 6 goals this season with 48 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 8 assists on the season and averages 19.3 minutes played per game. Jake Allen has 7 wins and 2 losses this year in goal for the Blues. He has 316 shots against him and he's surrendered 25 goals. He's made 291 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Brayden Schenn averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 3 goals on 36 shots. He has 8 assists, giving him a total of 11 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Flyers have allowed 43 power play opportunities and have given up 9 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% this year. That is 23rd in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.41% for the season. They allow 29 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 22nd in the league. The Flyers has 13 total points this season, ranking 16th in the NHL in offense. They are 6th in the league with 41 goals while they've given up 35 goals, which is 13th overall. They have had 43 power play opportunities and scored 10 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 8th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blues are 5th with 44 goals scored while they are 28th in the NHL with 30 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.33%. They give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%, putting them in 2nd place in the league. The Blues have a total of 21 points this year, which is 1st in the NHL. They have 7 power play goals on 43 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 20th. They've allowed 47 power play opportunities and have given up 11 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, which is 26th overall.
Philadelphia is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 50.2%, as they've attempted 697 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 692 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51.6% as they have 530 attempts while they have given up 497 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 7th in the league. The Flyers start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time, which is 18th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season. That is 16th overall in the NHL. They have 377 face-off wins compared to 368 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That ranks them 16th in the league. On defense Philadelphia has 232 hits and they have blocked 195 shots from the opposition, putting them 4th overall.
The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 46.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.2% for the year. That ranks them 28th and 6th respectively in the NHL. They have 377 face-off wins as opposed to 417 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.5%. That is 24th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 321 hits and they've blocked 219 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 1st in blocked shots. St. Louis is ranked 23rd in Corsi percentage with 49.1% as they've tried 754 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 781 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 11th in the NHL at 50.9%, as they have 582 shots while they've given up 562 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Flyers/Blues NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis -173
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis -173
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