Thursday, February 16, 2017
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, February 16, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +173 and the Blues at -193. The over/under has been set at 5.
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Vancouver comes into this matchup having played 57 games. They have an overall record of 25-26-6 and on the road they have a record of 8-18-3. Currently they are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 135 goals and given up 164 goals for a point differential of -29. The Canucks have an overall record of 3-7-0 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 21-32 and an over/under record of 23-24-10. St. Louis shows up with a record of 29-22-5 including 17-9-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 161 goals and surrendered 165 for a goal differential of -4. The Blues have a record of 6-4-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 28-27 while their over/under record sits at 26-22-8.
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Henrik Sedin has accumulated 34 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 11 goals this season with 72 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 23 assists on the season and averages 19 minutes played per game. Bo Horvat has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 17 goals on 105 shots. He has 21 assists giving him a total of 38 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 15 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 1,097 shots against him and has given up 92 goals. He has made 1,005 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Kevin Shattenkirk has accumulated 39 total points this season for the Blues. He has 11 goals this season with 108 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 28 assists on the season and averages 20 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko has averaged 18 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 26 goals on 179 shots. He has 27 assists giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Jake Allen has 21 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,026 shots against him and has given up 99 goals. He has made 927 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
The Canucks have 56 total points this season. They have scored 135 goals while giving up 164 goals. They have had 168 power play opportunities and have scored 26 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. The Canucks have allowed 150 power play opportunities and given up 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.46% for the season to this point. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
The Blues have a total of 63 points on the season. They have 36 power play goals on 165 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 190 power play opportunities and have given up 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. As a team, the Canucks have a total of 161 goals scored while they've given up 165 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.42%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 48.7% as they've attempted 2,972 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,134 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 47.5% as they have 2,204 attempts while they've given up 2,434 shots on the defensive end. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 51.4% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.6% for the season. They have 1,799 face off wins compared to 1,674 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.8%. On defense Vancouver has 1,029 hits and they've blocked 700 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 2,912 shots at full strength and they've given up 2,919 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.9% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 50.3% as they have 2,176 shots while they've given up 2,149 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 50.1% and their defensive zone percentage is 49.9% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.4% as they've compiled 1,680 face off wins this season and they have suffered 1,651 face off losses. On defense St. Louis has blocked 770 shot attempts and they have 1,199 hits as a unit.
Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 21-32 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 23-24-10 against the over/under
St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 28-27 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 26-22-8 against the over/under
Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/18/16 D Erik Gudbranson Wrist out indefinitely
11/23/16 RW Derek Dorsett Neck out for season
02/15/17 C Brandon Sutter Hand "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis
02/14/17 C Bo Horvat Foot "?" Thursday vs St Louis
02/09/17 LW Sven Baertschi Concussion out indefinitely
01/15/17 RW Anton Rodin Knee out for season
St. Louis Blues Injuries
02/14/17 C Paul Stastny Leg out indefinitely
02/05/17 C Robby Fabbri Knee out for season
01/26/17 C Kyle Brodziak Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis -193
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