Saturday, April 8, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues travel to PNC Arena to play the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday, April 8, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blues at -130 and the Hurricanes at +110.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 80 games. They have an overall record of 44-29-7 and on the road they have a record of 21-17-2. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 227 goals and given up 212 goals for a point differential of +15. The Blues have an overall record of 7-1-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 43-36 and an over/under record of 33-35-12. Carolina shows up with a record of 35-31-14 including 23-12-5 at home this season. They are 7th in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 207 goals and surrendered 228 for a goal differential of -21. The Hurricanes have a record of 5-4-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 33-45 while their over/under record sits at 32-37-11.
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Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 43-36 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 33-35-12 against the over/under
Important Carolina Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Carolina Hurricanes are 33-45 straight up
The Carolina Hurricanes are 32-37-11 against the over/under
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
04/06/17 RW Nail Yakupov Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs Carolina
04/05/17 D Robert Bortuzzo Undisclosed out the next 2 games
03/23/17 C Paul Stastny Lower Body out indefinitely
02/05/17 C Robby Fabbri Knee out for season
Key Carolina Hurricanes Injuries
04/04/17 C Jay McClement Lower Body out indefinitely
04/04/17 D Ryan Murphy Lower Body out indefinitely
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 72 total points this season for the Blues. He has 38 goals this season with 275 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 34 assists on the season and averages 18.5 minutes played per game. Alex Steen has averaged 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 15 goals on 115 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Jake Allen has 32 wins and 20 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,586 shots against him and has given up 136 goals. He has made 1,450 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Sebastian Aho has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Hurricanes. He has 23 goals this season with 206 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 16.7 minutes played per game. Jeff Skinner has averaged 17.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 35 goals on 269 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 61 points on the season. Cam Ward has 26 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Hurricanes. He has had 1,672 shots against him and has given up 158 goals. He has made 1,514 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 95 total points this season. They have scored 227 goals while giving up 212 goals. They have had 227 power play opportunities and have scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 257 power play opportunities and given up 40 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.03% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes have a total of 84 points on the season. They have 40 power play goals on 224 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 18%. They have allowed 197 power play opportunities and have given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 207 goals scored while they've given up 228 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.55%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.6% as they've attempted 4,168 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,243 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 3,123 attempts while they've given up 3,132 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 48.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.3% for the season. They have 2,382 face off wins compared to 2,343 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.4%. On defense St. Louis has 1,651 hits and they've blocked 1,111 shots from the opposition.
Carolina has attempted 4,644 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,229 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 52.3% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.7% as they have 3,417 shots while they've given up 3,196 attempts on defense. The Hurricanes have an offensive zone percentage of 56.2% and their defensive zone percentage is 43.8% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 52.9% as they've compiled 2,365 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,102 face off losses. On defense Carolina has blocked 1,033 shot attempts and they have 1,569 hits as a unit.
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