St. Louis Blues at Vancouver Canucks NHL Picks & Predictions 12/23/2017
Saturday, December 23, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues head to Rogers Arena to take on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday, December 23, 2017.
St. Louis has a record of 22-13-2 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-6-2-0. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have tallied 110 goals and surrendered 93 goals for a point differential of +17. For the year they have an ATS mark of 22-14-0 and an over/under record of 15-21-0. Vancouver has a record of 15-16-5 including 6-9-3-1 on home ice this year. They are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 97 goals and have given up 118 for a goal differential of -21. Their record against the spread is 15-20-0 while their over/under mark is 20-15-0.
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Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 22-14-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 15-21-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 15-20-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 20-15-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/22/17 D Carl Gunnarsson Upper Body is "?" Saturday vs Vancouver
12/17/17 LW Samuel Blais Lower Body IR (12/16)
12/15/17 D Jay Bouwmeester Undisclosed IR (12/11)
12/10/17 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle IR (12/08)
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/16/17 D Christopher Tanev Groin IR (12/13)
12/14/17 LW Sven Baertschi Jaw IR (12/09)
12/07/17 C Bo Horvat Ankle IR (12/05)
11/27/17 C Brandon Sutter Upper Body IR (11/25)
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 35 total points this year for the Blues. He has 15 goals this season with 154 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 20 assists on the year and averages 19.9 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 17 goals on 97 attempts. He has 22 assists, giving him a total of 39 points on the year. Jake Allen has 17 wins and 9 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 809 shots against him and he's surrendered 72 goals. He's made 737 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Thomas Vanek has 22 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 10 goals this year with 68 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 12 assists on the year and averages 13.5 minutes played per contest. Brock Boeser averages 16.2 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 21% by scoring 18 goals on 87 attempts. He has 14 assists, giving him a total of 32 points on the year. Jacob Markstrom has 9 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 686 shots against him and he's given up 64 goals. He's made 622 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 46 total points this year, which is 4th in the NHL. They've scored 108 goals while giving up 90 scores, which has them ranked 9th and 26th respectively. They have had 131 power play chances and scored 22 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 17%. That is 24th in the league. The Blues have given up 112 power play opportunities and surrendered 21 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 15th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.02% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 8th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks are 25th in the league with a total of 34 points this season. They have 28 power play goals on 122 chances for a percentage of 23%. That is 5th in the NHL. They've given up 125 power play opportunities and surrendered 27 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78%, ranking 23rd overall. As a team, the Canucks are 25th with a total of 93 goals scored while they've given up 113 goals this season, ranking 5th in goals against. They average 29 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.09%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 90%, putting them 23rd overall in the NHL.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 51.8% as they've tried 2,206 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,051 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 9th in Corsi percentage. They are 5th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.6% as they have 1,676 shots while they've given up 1,510 attempts on defense. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 51.5% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.5% for the year. That puts them 12th and 19th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,107 face-off wins as opposed to 1,128 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 20th overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 849 hits and they've blocked 541 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 5th in the league.
The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.6% for the year. That ranks them 21st and 15th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,061 face-off wins as opposed to 1,123 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.6%. That is 24th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 645 hits and they've blocked 458 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 28th in blocked shots. Vancouver is ranked 27th in Corsi percentage with 48.2% as they've tried 1,902 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,041 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 29th in the NHL at 47.4%, as they have 1,428 shots while they've given up 1,583 attempts on defense.
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