Thursday, March 16, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at +153 and the Sharks at -170. The over/under has been set at 5.
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St. Louis comes into this game having played 68 games. They have an overall record of 36-27-5 and away from home they have a record of 16-16-1. The currently are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 189 goals and surrendered 190 goals for a point differential of -1. The Blues have an overall record of 5-5-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 35-32 and an over/under record of 30-29-9. San Jose shows up with a record of 41-20-7 including 23-8-4 at home this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 194 goals and surrendered 159 for a goal differential of +35. The Sharks have a record of 7-2-1 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 40-27 while their over/under record sits at 17-32-20.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Blues. He has 32 goals this season with 220 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Alex Steen has averaged 19.2 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 14 goals on 90 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Jake Allen has 26 wins and 18 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,299 shots against him and has given up 117 goals. He has made 1,182 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
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Joe Pavelski has accumulated 61 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 26 goals this season with 207 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 35 assists on the season and averages 19.2 minutes played per game. Brent Burns has averaged 24.9 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 27 goals on 264 shots. He has 43 assists giving him a total of 70 points on the season. Martin Jones has 31 wins and 17 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has had 1,446 shots against him and has given up 122 goals. He has made 1,324 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
The Blues have 77 total points this season. They have scored 189 goals while giving up 190 goals. They have had 197 power play opportunities and have scored 44 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. The Blues have allowed 222 power play opportunities and given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 10.06% for the season to this point. They allow 28 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%.
The Sharks have a total of 89 points on the season. They have 35 power play goals on 212 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 17%. They have allowed 177 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. As a team, the Blues have a total of 190 goals scored while they've given up 158 goals to this point. They average 30 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 9.26%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 49.1% as they've attempted 3,472 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,599 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 49.5% as they have 2,606 attempts while they've given up 2,663 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 2,030 face off wins compared to 1,978 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 50.6%. On defense has 1,421 hits and they've blocked 936 shots from the opposition.
San Jose has attempted 3,904 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,807 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 50.6% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 51.9% as they have 2,924 shots while they've given up 2,715 attempts on defense. The Sharks have an offensive zone percentage of 52.8% and their defensive zone percentage is 47.2% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 47.9% as they've compiled 1,894 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,060 face off losses. On defense has blocked 1,092 shot attempts and they have 1,288 hits as a unit.
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 35-32 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 30-29-9 against the over/under
San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 40-27 straight up
The San Jose Sharks are 17-32-20 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Injuries
03/14/17 RW Dmitrij Jaskin Shoulder is downgraded to expected to miss Wednesday vs. Anaheim
02/05/17 C Robby Fabbri Knee out for season
San Jose Sharks Injuries
03/14/17 C Melker Karlsson Lower Body "?" Thursday vs. St Louis
03/13/17 D David Schlemko Lower Body out indefinitely
01/23/17 C Micheal Haley Lower Body out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis +153
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