St. Louis Blues at Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Parlay 12/21/2017
Thursday, December 21, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues head to Rogers Place to take on the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at +113 and the Oilers at -125.
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St. Louis has a record of 22-11-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-4-2. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've tallied 107 goals and surrendered 88 goals for a point differential of +19. For the year they have an ATS mark of 22-13-0 and an over/under record of 15-20-0. Edmonton has a record of 15-17-2, including 6-10-0 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 101 goals and have given up 110 for a goal differential of -9. Their record against the spread is 15-19-0 while their over/under mark is 17-16-0.
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 Edmonton Oilers Betting Trends
The Edmonton Oilers are 15-19-0 straight up this year
The Edmonton Oilers are 17-16-0 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 Edmonton Oilers Injuries
12/19/17 D Oscar Klefbom Undisclosed IR (12/19)
10/01/17 D Andrej Sekera Knee IR (10/03)
Player SpotlightJake Allen has 17 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 809 shots against him and he's surrendered 72 goals. He's made 737 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 35 total points this year for the Blues. He has 15 goals this season with 153 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 20 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by tallying 16 goals on 96 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the year.
Connor McDavid has 40 total points this season for the Oilers. He has 12 goals this year with 96 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 28 assists on the year and averages 21.4 minutes played per contest. Laurent Brossoit has 3 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Oilers. He has 334 shots against him and he's given up 38 goals. He's made 296 saves for a save percentage of 89%. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins averages 17.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 14 goals on 81 attempts. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 25 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Blues have given up 108 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81% this season. That is 18th in the league. They average 34 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.11% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, ranking them 9th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Blues are 4th overall with 46 total points this year. They are 10th in the league with 107 goals and 26th in goals allowed with 88. They've had 127 power play chances and scored 21 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 24th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Oilers are 15th with a total of 101 goals scored while they are 7th with 110 goals surrendered this season. They average 35 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.59%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 30th in the league. The Oilers have a total of 32 points this season, which is 27th in the NHL. They have had 16 power play goals on 95 chances for a percentage of 17%. That is 23rd overall. They've given up 111 power play opportunities and surrendered 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%, ranking 30th when short-handed.
St. Louis is 10th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.2%, as they've attempted 2,095 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,921 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.9% as they have 1,593 attempts while they have given up 1,418 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 6th in the league. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the season. That is 19th overall in the NHL. They have 1,046 face-off wins compared to 1,066 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That ranks them 19th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 812 hits and they have blocked 503 shots from the opposition, putting them 13th overall.
The Oilers are 3rd in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 55.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 44.4% for the season, which is 29th in the NHL. They have 1,054 face-off wins compared to 1,061 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 16th in the league. On defense Edmonton has 922 hits and they have blocked 513 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Edmonton is 2nd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 53.7% as they've attempted 2,192 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,892 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 54.2% ranks 1st as they have 1,630 attempts while they have given up 1,379 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton -125 and under 5.5 total goals Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Edmonton -125 and under 5.5 total goals
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