St. Louis Blues at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 10/21/2017
Saturday, October 21, 2017
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The St. Louis Blues head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Saturday, October 21, 2017. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at -145 and the Golden Knights at +131.
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St. Louis has a record of 6-2-0 this year and away from home they have a record of 4-2-0. They are 1st in the Central Division. They have tallied 27 goals and surrendered 21 goals for a point differential of +6. For the year they have an ATS mark of 6-2-0 and an over/under record of 5-3-0. Vegas has a record of 5-1-0 including 3-1-0 on home ice this year. They are 2nd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 20 goals and have given up 15 for a goal differential of +5. Their record against the spread is 5-1-0 while their over/under mark is 3-3-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 6-2-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 5-3-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 5-1-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 3-3-0 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 Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/15/17 RW David Clarkson Back IR (10/03)
10/15/17 C Mikhail Grabovski Concussion IR (10/03)
10/15/17 LW Erik Haula Lower Body IR (10/13)
10/15/17 C Jonathan Marchessault Lower Body IR (10/14)
10/15/17 GO Marc-Andre Fleury Concussion IR (10/14)
10/15/17 C Reid Duke Shoulder IR (10/03)
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
Brayden Schenn has scored 6 total points this year for the Blues. He has 2 goals this season with 24 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 8%. He has a total of 4 assists on the year and averages 19.8 minutes played per contest. Vladimir Tarasenko averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 20% by tallying 5 goals on 25 attempts. He has 4 assists, giving him a total of 9 points on the year. Jake Allen has 4 wins and 2 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 204 shots against him and he's surrendered 17 goals. He's made 187 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Nate Schmidt has 3 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 1 goal this year with 10 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 2 assists on the year and averages 21.3 minutes played per contest. James Neal averages 17.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 33% by scoring 6 goals on 18 attempts. He has 2 assists, giving him a total of 8 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 3 wins and 1 loss this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 134 shots against him and he's given up 10 goals. He's made 124 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 12 total points this year, which is 3rd in the NHL. They've scored 27 goals while giving up 21 scores, which has them ranked 5th and 15th respectively. They have had 31 power play chances and scored 5 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 21st in the league. The Blues have given up 35 power play opportunities and surrendered 8 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%, ranking them 23rd when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 11.16% for the year. They allow 35 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 92%, which is 6th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 8th in the league with a total of 10 points this season. They have 2 power play goals on 26 chances for a percentage of 8%. That is 28th in the NHL. They've given up 19 power play opportunities and surrendered 4 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, ranking 18th overall. As a team, the Golden Knights are 16th with a total of 20 goals scored while they've given up 15 goals this season, ranking 29th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.87%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 9th overall in the NHL.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 45.3% as they've tried 418 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 505 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 30th in Corsi percentage. They are 25th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.2% as they have 327 shots while they've given up 366 attempts on defense. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 45.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 54.7% for the year. That puts them 29th and 3rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 222 face-off wins as opposed to 258 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 46.3%. That is 28th overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 193 hits and they've blocked 139 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 1st in the league.
The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 51.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.3% for the year. That ranks them 15th and 20th respectively in the NHL. They have 203 face-off wins as opposed to 167 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 54.9%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense Vegas has 115 hits and they've blocked 85 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 23rd in blocked shots. Vegas is ranked 10th in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've tried 370 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 349 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 13th in the NHL at 50.5%, as they have 269 shots while they've given up 264 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Blues/Golden Knights NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis -145
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis -145
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