St. Louis Blues at Tampa Bay Lightning NHL Picks & Predictions 10/14/2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Amalie Arena to play the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday, October 14, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +113 and the Lightning at -154.
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St. Louis has a record of 4-1-0 this season and on the road they have a record of 3-1-0. They are 1st in the Central Division. They've scored 17 goals and given up 14 goals for a point differential of +3. For the season they have an ATS record of 4-1-0 and an over/under record of 3-2-0. Tampa Bay has a record of 3-1-0 including 3-0-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 18 goals and surrendered 15 for a goal differential of +3. Their record against the spread is 3-1-0 while their over/under record is 4-0-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 4-1-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 3-2-0 against the over/under this season
Important Tampa Bay Lightning Betting Trends
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 3-1-0 straight up this year
The Tampa Bay Lightning are 4-0-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/09/17 LW Alexander Steen Hand IR
10/07/17 F Patrik Berglund Shoulder IR
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR
10/03/17 D Jay Bouwmeester Ankle IR
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri Knee IR
Key Tampa Bay Lightning Injuries
10/13/17 C Cedric Paquette Lower Body "?" Saturday vs. St. Louis
Jake Allen has 3 wins and 1 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 153 shots against him and he's given up 13 goals. He's made 140 saves for a save percentage of 92%. Brayden Schenn has accumulated 5 total points this season for the Blues. He has 2 goals this year with 18 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 3 assists on the season and averages 19.6 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 25% by scoring 3 goals on 12 shots. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 5 points on the season.
Brayden Point has scored 7 total points this year for the Lightning. He has 3 goals this season with 9 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 33%. He has a total of 4 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Andrei Vasilevskiy has 3 wins and 1 loss this year in goal for the Lightning. He has 150 shots against him and he's surrendered 15 goals. He's made 135 saves for a save percentage of 90%. Nikita Kucherov averages 20.8 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 27% by scoring 4 goals on 15 shots. He has 3 assists, giving him a total of 7 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have allowed 24 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83% this year. That is 17th in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 11.18% for the season. They allow 37 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 93%, which is ranked 9th in the league. The Blues has 8 total points this season, ranking 1st in the NHL in offense. They are 4th in the league with 17 goals while they've given up 14 goals, which is 10th overall. They have had 21 power play opportunities and scored 5 goals on those chances for a percentage of 24%. That is 9th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Lightning are 3rd with 18 goals scored while they are 7th in the NHL with 15 goals allowed this year. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 13.95%. They give up 38 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them in 17th place in the league. The Lightning have a total of 6 points this year, which is 7th in the NHL. They have 5 power play goals on 19 opportunities for a percentage of 26%. That ranks their power play unit 6th. They've allowed 17 power play opportunities and have given up 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 76%, which is 26th overall.
St. Louis is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 43.8%, as they've attempted 250 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 321 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 44.1% as they have 192 attempts while they have given up 243 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 30th in the league. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 44.3% of the time, which is 29th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 55.7% for the season. That is 4th overall in the NHL. They have 147 face-off wins compared to 168 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.7%. That ranks them 26th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 134 hits and they have blocked 78 shots from the opposition, putting them 3rd overall.
The Lightning start possessions in the offensive zone 53.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 46.7% for the year. That ranks them 15th and 20th respectively in the NHL. They have 134 face-off wins as opposed to 137 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 19th in the league. On defense Tampa Bay has 94 hits and they've blocked 53 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 15th in blocked shots. Tampa Bay is ranked 19th in Corsi percentage with 49.3% as they've tried 246 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 253 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 20th in the NHL at 48.5%, as they have 188 shots while they've given up 200 attempts on defense.
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