Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at -120 and the Blues at +100. The over/under has been set at 6.
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Pittsburgh comes into this matchup having played 49 games. They have an overall record of 31-13-5 and on the road they have a record of 10-10-3. Currently they are 3rd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 176 goals and given up 143 goals for a point differential of +33. The Penguins have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 29-18 and an over/under record of 32-13-4. St. Louis shows up with a record of 25-21-5 including 17-8-4 at home this season. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 146 goals and surrendered 158 for a goal differential of -12. The Blues have a record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 24-26 while their over/under record sits at 24-19-8.
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Evgeni Malkin has accumulated 54 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 22 goals this season with 146 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by scoring 28 goals on 140 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Marc-Andre Fleury has 13 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has had 826 shots against him and has given up 79 goals. He has made 747 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Blues. He has 23 goals this season with 168 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Kevin Shattenkirk has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 11 goals on 100 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 35 points on the season. Jake Allen has 18 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 904 shots against him and has given up 93 goals. He has made 811 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Penguins have 67 total points this season. They have scored 176 goals while giving up 143 goals. They have had 170 power play opportunities and have scored 39 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Penguins have allowed 168 power play opportunities and given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 34 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.43% for the season to this point. They allow 33 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have a total of 55 points on the season. They have 35 power play goals on 156 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 177 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. As a team, the Penguins have a total of 146 goals scored while they've given up 158 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.33%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 50.3% as they've attempted 2,933 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,893 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 51.4% as they have 2,230 attempts while they've given up 2,108 shots on the defensive end. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 53.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.6% for the season. They have 1,494 face off wins compared to 1,653 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 47.5%. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,232 hits and they've blocked 785 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 2,662 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,616 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.7% as they have 1,991 shots while they've given up 1,938 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 50.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.1% as they've compiled 1,560 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,490 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 678 shot attempts and they have 1,056 hits as a unit.
Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 29-18 straight up
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 32-13-4 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 24-26 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 24-19-8 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
10/29/16 RW Daniel Sprong Shoulder out indefinitely
10/21/16 D Derrick Pouliot Lower Body out indefinitely
02/02/17 C Evgeni Malkin Lower Body doubtful Friday vs. Columbus & Saturday vs. St. Louis
02/02/17 C Matt Cullen Foot is upgraded to probable Friday vs. Columbus
02/01/17 LW Conor Sheary Upper Body expected to miss 4-6 weeks
St. Louis Blues Injuries
01/26/17 C Kyle Brodziak Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis +100
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