Friday, March 31, 2017
Get todays NHL hockey odds on this game.
The St. Louis Blues travel to Pepsi Center to play the Colorado Avalanche on Friday, March 31, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blues at -218 and the Avalanche at +195. The over/under has been set at 5.
St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 76 games. They have an overall record of 42-28-6 and on the road they have a record of 20-17-1. Currently they are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 214 goals and given up 201 goals for a point differential of +13. The Blues have an overall record of 8-1-1 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 41-34 and an over/under record of 31-34-11. Colorado shows up with a record of 20-53-3 including 11-25-2 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 150 goals and surrendered 258 for a goal differential of -108. The Avalanche have a record of 1-9-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 20-56 while their over/under record sits at 32-33-11.
Our handicappers are experts on NHL betting. Check out our NHL betting tips.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 41-34 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 31-34-11 against the over/under
Important Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 20-56 straight up
The Colorado Avalanche are 32-33-11 against the over/under
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
03/28/17 C Jori Lehtera Concussion out indefinitely
03/23/17 C Paul Stastny Lower Body out indefinitely
03/16/17 RW Dmitrij Jaskin Shoulder out indefinitely
02/05/17 C Robby Fabbri Knee out for season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
02/20/17 D Nikita Zadorov Ankle out for season
01/26/17 GO Semyon Varlamov Hip out for season
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 69 total points this season for the Blues. He has 36 goals this season with 257 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 33 assists on the season and averages 18.4 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 14 goals on 106 shots. He has 35 assists giving him a total of 49 points on the season. Jake Allen has 30 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,461 shots against him and has given up 126 goals. He has made 1,335 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Matt Duchene has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 17 goals this season with 147 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 18.3 minutes played per game. Nathan MacKinnon has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 16 goals on 237 shots. He has 34 assists giving him a total of 50 points on the season. Calvin Pickard has 13 wins and 28 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has had 1,335 shots against him and has given up 125 goals. He has made 1,210 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 90 total points this season. They have scored 214 goals while giving up 201 goals. They have had 215 power play opportunities and have scored 47 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 246 power play opportunities and given up 38 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.97% 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 Avalanche have a total of 43 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 224 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 13%. They have allowed 259 power play opportunities and have given up 61 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 150 goals scored while they've given up 258 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 7.15%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 89%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've attempted 3,965 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,009 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.1% as they have 2,975 attempts while they've given up 2,963 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season. They have 2,267 face off wins compared to 2,222 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.5%. On defense St. Louis has 1,590 hits and they've blocked 1,046 shots from the opposition.
Colorado has attempted 3,962 shots at full strength and they've given up 4,266 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.2% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 47.3% as they have 2,940 shots while they've given up 3,270 attempts on defense. The Avalanche have an offensive zone percentage of 49.4% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.6% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 53.8% as they've compiled 2,445 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,101 face off losses. On defense Colorado has blocked 996 shot attempts and they have 1,581 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Blues/Avalanche NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis -218 Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis -218
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Tony Sink
Get all of Tonight's Free NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's Expert Expert NHL Picks.