Thursday, January 26, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Thursday, January 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +149 and the Wild at -165. The over/under has been set at 5.
St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 48 games. They have an overall record of 24-19-5 and on the road they have a record of 8-12-1. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 137 goals and given up 147 goals for a point differential of -10. The Blues have an overall record of 4-6-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 23-24 and an over/under record of 22-19-7. Minnesota shows up with a record of 31-11-5 including 16-6-0 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 155 goals and surrendered 108 for a goal differential of +47. The Wild have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 29-16 while their over/under record sits at 21-18-8.
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Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 46 total points this season for the Blues. He has 20 goals this season with 155 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Kevin Shattenkirk has averaged 20 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 11 goals on 96 shots. He has 22 assists giving him a total of 33 points on the season. Jake Allen has 17 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 851 shots against him and has given up 88 goals. He has made 763 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Ryan Suter has accumulated 30 total points this season for the Wild. He has 7 goals this season with 93 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 27 minutes played per game. Eric Staal has averaged 19 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 16 goals on 122 shots. He has 24 assists giving him a total of 40 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 26 wins and 8 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,096 shots against him and has given up 71 goals. He has made 1,025 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
The Blues have 53 total points this season. They have scored 137 goals while giving up 147 goals. They have had 151 power play opportunities and have scored 34 goals on those chances for a percentage of 23%. The Blues have allowed 171 power play opportunities and given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.29% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 89%.
The Wild have a total of 67 points on the season. They have 28 power play goals on 133 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 21%. They have allowed 131 power play opportunities and have given up 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 155 goals scored while they've given up 108 goals to this point. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.23%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 50.6% as they've attempted 2,514 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,451 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 50.8% as they have 1,877 attempts while they've given up 1,818 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season. They have 1,469 face off wins compared to 1,402 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.2%. On defense St. Louis has 980 hits and they've blocked 633 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 2,549 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,713 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.5% as they have 1,906 shots while they've given up 2,023 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 49.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.6% as they've compiled 1,454 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,363 face off losses. On defense Minnesota has blocked 690 shot attempts and they have 769 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 23-24 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 22-19-7 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 29-16 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 21-18-8 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
No key injuries to report
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
01/18/17 D Jonas Brodin Finger out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Minnesota -165
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