St. Louis Blues at Detroit Red Wings NHL Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Little Ceasars Arena
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Little Ceasars Arena to play the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blues at -149 and the Red Wings at +135.
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St. Louis has a record of 19-8-2 this season and on the road they have a record of 9-3-2. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 95 goals and given up 75 goals for a point differential of +20. For the season they have an ATS record of 19-10-0 and an over/under record of 14-15-0. Detroit is 11-12-5 including 5-5-4 at home this season. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 79 goals and surrendered 91 for a goal differential of -12. Their record against the spread is 11-17-0 while their over/under record is 15-13-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 19-10-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 14-15-0 against the over/under this season
Important Detroit Red Wings Betting Trends
The Detroit Red Wings are 11-17-0 straight up this year
The Detroit Red Wings are 15-13-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/08/17 GO Carter Hutton Lower Body is "?" Saturday vs Detroit
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Key Detroit Red Wings Injuries
11/16/17 RW Luke Witkowski Suspension 10-game suspension (eligible to return 12/11 vs. Florida)
Brayden Schenn has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Blues. He has 14 goals this year with 80 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 20 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 13 goals on 122 shots. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 30 points on the season. Jake Allen has 15 wins and 6 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 668 shots against him and he's given up 60 goals. He's made 608 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Henrik Zetterberg has scored 16 total points this year for the Red Wings. He has 4 goals this season with 64 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 6%. He has a total of 12 assists on the season and averages 19.8 minutes played per game. Anthony Mantha averages 17.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 12 goals on 74 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the season. Jimmy Howard has 9 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Red Wings. He has 656 shots against him and he's surrendered 59 goals. He's made 597 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 40 total points this season, which ranks them 3rd in the NHL. They are 5th in the league in goals scored with 95 while they've given up 75 goals, ranking them 26th overall. They have had 107 power play opportunities and have scored 19 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 22nd in the NHL. The Blues have allowed 89 power play opportunities and have given up 19 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, putting them 23rd in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 9.58% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 10th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Red Wings are 25th in the NHL with a total of 27 points this year. They have 19 power play goals on 89 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 10th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 100 power play opportunities and have given up 18 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. That is 11th in the NHL. As a team, the Red Wings are 23rd in the league with 79 goals scored while they've given up 91 goals, which is 11th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.14%. As a team they give up 32 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 21st in the NHL.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 53.2% as they've tried 1,771 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,559 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 3rd in Corsi percentage. They are 3rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 54% as they have 1,353 shots while they've given up 1,153 attempts on defense. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the year. That puts them 15th and 21st in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 864 face-off wins as opposed to 896 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That is 25th overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 680 hits and they've blocked 406 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 19th in the league.
The Red Wings are 13th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.4% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 855 face-off wins compared to 887 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That is 23rd in the league. On defense Detroit has 538 hits and they have blocked 350 shots from the opposition, which is 31st in the league. Detroit is 19th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.4% as they've attempted 1,549 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,584 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.5% ranks 14th as they have 1,210 attempts while they have given up 1,234 shots on the defensive end.
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