St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/18/2017
Saturday, November 18, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues head to Rogers Arena to take on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at -135 and the Canucks at +122.
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St. Louis has a record of 14-5-1 this year and away from home they have a record of 7-3-1. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have tallied 66 goals and surrendered 52 goals for a point differential of +14. For the year they have an ATS mark of 14-6-0 and an over/under record of 10-10-0. Vancouver has a record of 9-8-2 including 3-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 5th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 48 goals and have given up 53 for a goal differential of -5. Their record against the spread is 9-10-0 while their over/under mark is 8-11-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 14-6-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 10-10-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 9-10-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 8-11-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
10/03/17 D Jay Bouwmeester Ankle IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
11/10/17 D Christopher Tanev Upper Body IR (11/08)
10/23/17 D Troy Stecher Leg IR (10/22)
Brayden Schenn has scored 25 total points this year for the Blues. He has 7 goals this season with 54 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 18 assists on the year and averages 19.8 minutes played per contest. Vladimir Tarasenko averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 12% by tallying 10 goals on 86 attempts. He has 12 assists, giving him a total of 22 points on the year. Jake Allen has 10 wins and 5 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 475 shots against him and he's surrendered 42 goals. He's made 433 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Brock Boeser has 16 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 6 goals this year with 41 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 10 assists on the year and averages 15.8 minutes played per contest. Bo Horvat averages 18.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 17% by scoring 8 goals on 48 attempts. He has 7 assists, giving him a total of 15 points on the year. Jacob Markstrom has 5 wins and 7 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 431 shots against him and he's given up 39 goals. He's made 392 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 29 total points this year, which is 2nd in the NHL. They've scored 66 goals while giving up 52 scores, which has them ranked 4th and 23rd respectively. They have had 65 power play chances and scored 11 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 22nd in the league. The Blues have given up 65 power play opportunities and surrendered 14 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking them 21st when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.87% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks are 20th in the league with a total of 20 points this season. They have 12 power play goals on 76 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 24th in the NHL. They've given up 69 power play opportunities and surrendered 15 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 24th overall. As a team, the Canucks are 28th with a total of 48 goals scored while they've given up 53 goals this season, ranking 20th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.63%. As a unit they give up 30 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 13th overall in the NHL.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 51.4% as they've tried 1,195 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 1,132 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 12th in Corsi percentage. They are 9th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.4% as they have 920 shots while they've given up 835 attempts on defense. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 48.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.2% for the year. That puts them 22nd and 11th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 596 face-off wins as opposed to 631 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.6%. That is 23rd overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 495 hits and they've blocked 297 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 2nd in the league.
The Canucks are 15th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 52.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the season, which is 18th in the NHL. They have 611 face-off wins compared to 577 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.4%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 319 hits and they have blocked 218 shots from the opposition, which is 31st in the league. Vancouver is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.3% as they've attempted 1,002 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,030 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48% ranks 26th as they have 751 attempts while they have given up 812 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blues/Canucks NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis -135
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis -135
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