St. Louis Blues at Calgary Flames NHL Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Scotiabank Saddledome to play the Calgary Flames on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +100 and the Flames at -110.
St. Louis has a record of 22-11-2 this season and on the road they have a record of 10-4-2. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 107 goals and given up 88 goals for a point differential of +19. For the season they have an ATS record of 22-13-0 and an over/under record of 15-20-0. Calgary has a record of 17-14-3 including 8-10-0 at home this season. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 97 goals and surrendered 102 for a goal differential of -5. Their record against the spread is 17-17-0 while their over/under record is 16-17-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 22-13-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 15-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important Calgary Flames Betting Trends
The Calgary Flames are 17-17-0 straight up this year
The Calgary Flames are 16-17-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/17/17 LW Samuel Blais Lower Body IR (12/16)
12/15/17 D Jay Bouwmeester Undisclosed IR (12/11)
12/10/17 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle IR (12/08)
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Key Calgary Flames Injuries
12/01/17 RW Kris Versteeg Lower Body IR (11/24)
Jake Allen has 17 wins and 9 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 809 shots against him and he's given up 72 goals. He's made 737 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 35 total points this season for the Blues. He has 15 goals this year with 153 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19.9 minutes played per game. Brayden Schenn averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 16 goals on 96 shots. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the season.
Sean Monahan has scored 30 total points this year for the Flames. He has 17 goals this season with 94 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 13 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Mike Smith has 13 wins and 11 losses this year in goal for the Flames. He has 893 shots against him and he's surrendered 73 goals. He's made 820 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Johnny Gaudreau averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 13 goals on 102 shots. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have allowed 108 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this year. That is 18th in the NHL. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.11% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is ranked 8th in the league. The Blues has 46 total points this season, ranking 4th in the NHL in offense. They are 10th in the league with 107 goals while they've given up 88 goals, which is 25th overall. They have had 127 power play opportunities and scored 21 goals on those chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 25th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Flames are 17th with 97 goals scored while they are 12th in the NHL with 102 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.59%. They give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 16th place in the league. The Flames have a total of 37 points this year, which is 17th in the NHL. They have 21 power play goals on 119 opportunities for a percentage of 18%. That ranks their power play unit 20th. They've allowed 111 power play opportunities and have given up 25 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, which is 27th overall.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 52.2% as they've tried 2,095 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,921 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 10th in Corsi percentage. They are 6th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.9% as they have 1,593 shots while they've given up 1,418 attempts on defense. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the year. That puts them 13th and 18th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,046 face-off wins as opposed to 1,066 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 19th overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 812 hits and they've blocked 503 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 11th in the league.
The Flames start possessions in the offensive zone 52.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.3% for the year. That ranks them 9th and 22nd respectively in the NHL. They have 1,029 face-off wins as opposed to 1,043 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 15th in the league. On defense Calgary has 567 hits and they've blocked 461 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 25th in blocked shots. Calgary is ranked 3rd in Corsi percentage with 52.6% as they've tried 2,172 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,961 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 51.8%, as they have 1,611 shots while they've given up 1,500 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Blues/Flames NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Calgary -110
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary -110
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