Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, March 23, 2017. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +205 and the Blues at -230. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
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Vancouver comes into this matchup having played 72 games. They have an overall record of 29-34-9 and on the road they have a record of 11-21-3. Currently they are 6th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 166 goals and given up 211 goals for a point differential of -45. The Canucks have an overall record of 3-5-2 in their last 10 games. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-43 and an over/under record of 29-30-13. St. Louis shows up with a record of 39-28-5 including 20-11-4 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 201 goals and surrendered 195 for a goal differential of +6. The Blues have a record of 8-2-0 in their last 10 contests. Their record against the spread is 38-33 while their over/under record sits at 31-31-10.
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Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 25-43 straight up
The Vancouver Canucks are 29-30-13 against the over/under
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 38-33 straight up
The St. Louis Blues are 31-31-10 against the over/under
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
12/18/16 D Erik Gudbranson Wrist out indefinitely
11/23/16 RW Derek Dorsett Neck out for season
03/21/17 C Markus Granlund Wrist out for season
03/20/17 LW Brendan Gaunce Hand out indefinitely
03/20/17 LW Nikolay Goldobin Illness "?" Thursday vs. St. Louis
03/07/17 RW Loui Eriksson Lower Body out indefinitely
03/01/17 GO Jacob Markstrom Lower Body out indefinitely
02/28/17 D Nikita Tryamkin Illness out indefinitely
01/15/17 RW Anton Rodin Knee out for season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
03/18/17 C Jori Lehtera Upper Body "?" Thursday vs. Vancouver
03/16/17 RW Dmitrij Jaskin Shoulder out indefinitely
02/05/17 C Robby Fabbri Knee out for season
Bo Horvat has accumulated 47 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 20 goals this season with 130 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 27 assists on the season and averages 18 minutes played per game. Henrik Sedin has averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 14 goals on 87 shots. He has 30 assists giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Ryan Miller has 18 wins and 22 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has had 1,526 shots against him and has given up 130 goals. He has made 1,396 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Blues. He has 34 goals this season with 237 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 30 assists on the season and averages 18.4 minutes played per game. Alex Steen has averaged 19.2 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 14 goals on 100 shots. He has 31 assists giving him a total of 45 points on the season. Jake Allen has 28 wins and 19 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has had 1,380 shots against him and has given up 121 goals. He has made 1,259 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have 67 total points this season. They have scored 166 goals while giving up 211 goals. They have had 205 power play opportunities and have scored 29 goals on those chances for a percentage of 14%. The Canucks have allowed 198 power play opportunities and given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 77%. They average 28 shots per game and as a team are shooting 8.37% for the season to this point. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have a total of 83 points on the season. They have 46 power play goals on 206 opportunities thus far for a percentage of 22%. They have allowed 234 power play opportunities and have given up 36 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 85%. As a team, the Canucks have a total of 201 goals scored while they've given up 195 goals to this point. They average 28 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.00%. As a team they give up 28 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%.
Vancouver has a Corsi percentage of 48% as they've attempted 3,713 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,028 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is at 46.6% as they have 2,720 attempts while they've given up 3,116 shots on the defensive end. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season. They have 2,243 face off wins compared to 2,127 losses, meaning their faceoff win percentage is 51.3%. On defense has 1,308 hits and they've blocked 912 shots from the opposition.
St. Louis has attempted 3,726 shots at full strength and they've given up 3,817 attempts, meaning their Corsi percentage is at 49.4% for the season. In terms of Fenwick percentage, they currently are at 49.8% as they have 2,795 shots while they've given up 2,821 attempts on defense. The Blues have an offensive zone percentage of 48.7% and their defensive zone percentage is 51.3% so far this season. They have a faceoff win percentage of 50.5% as they've compiled 2,150 face off wins this season and they have suffered 2,110 face off losses. On defense has blocked 996 shot attempts and they have 1,508 hits as a unit.
Who will win tonight's Canucks/Blues NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis -230
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis -230
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