Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Xcel Energy Center
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Xcel Energy Center to play the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +150 and the Wild at -166. The over/under has been set at 5.
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St. Louis comes into this matchup having played 64 games. They have an overall record of 32-27-5 and on the road they have a record of 14-16-1. Currently they are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 176 goals and given up 182 goals for a point differential of -6. The Blues have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 31-32 and an over/under record of 28-27-9. Minnesota shows up with a record of 42-15-6 including 23-8-1 at home this season. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 212 goals and surrendered 149 for a goal differential of +63. The Wild have a record of 7-3-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 39-21 while their over/under record sits at 32-23-8.
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Alex Steen has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Blues. He has 12 goals this season with 85 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko has averaged 18.4 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 28 goals on 203 shots. He has 28 assists giving him a total of 56 points on the season. Jake Allen has 23 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,201 shots against him and has given up 112 goals. He has made 1,089 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Eric Staal has accumulated 48 total points this season for the Wild. He has 19 goals this season with 153 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 18.7 minutes played per game. Ryan Suter has averaged 27 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 7% by scoring 8 goals on 121 shots. He has 26 assists giving him a total of 34 points on the season. Devan Dubnyk has 35 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Wild. He has had 1,483 shots against him and has given up 99 goals. He has made 1,384 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
The Blues have 69 total points this season. They have scored 176 goals while giving up 182 goals. They have had 189 power play opportunities and have scored 42 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 212 power play opportunities and given up 34 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 9.93% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Wild have a total of 90 points on the season. They have 39 power play goals on 177 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 166 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 212 goals scored while they've given up 149 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.13%. As a team they give up 31 shots per game and have a save percentage of 93%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.7% as they've attempted 3,299 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,344 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.9% as they have 2,471 attempts while they've given up 2,477 shots on the defensive end. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 49.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.5% for the season. They have 1,905 face off wins compared to 1,868 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.5%. On defense has 1,338 hits and they've blocked 867 shots from the opposition.
Minnesota has attempted 3,456 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,685 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 48.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 48.7% as they have 2,603 shots while they've given up 2,743 attempts on defense. The Wild have an offensive zone percentage of 49.9% and their defensive zone percentage is 50.1% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 51.6% as they've compiled 1,959 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,840 face off losses. On defense has blocked 942 shot attempts and they have 978 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 31-32 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 28-27-9 against the over/under
Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 39-21 straight up
The Minnesota Wild are 32-23-8 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
02/05/17 C Robby Fabbri Knee out for season
Minnesota Wild Injuries
10/10/16 D Victor Bartley Tricep out indefinitely
03/05/17 D Christian Folin Arm out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Minnesota -166
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