Chicago Blackhawks at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 10/6/2018
Saturday, October 6, 2018
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The Chicago Blackhawks head to Enterprise Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, October 6, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blackhawks at +175 and the Blues at -240.
Chicago had a record of 33-39-10 last year and away from home they had a record of 15-21-5-1. They were 7th in the Central Division. They tallied 229 goals and surrendered 256 goals for a point differential of -27. For the year they had an ATS mark of 33-49-0 and an over/under record of 37-41-0. St. Louis finished with a record of 44-32-6 including 11-12-3-0 on home ice last year. They were 5th in the Central Division. They scored 226 goals and gave up 222 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread was 44-38-0 while their over/under mark was 34-47-0.
Valuable Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks were 33-49-0 straight up last year
The Chicago Blackhawks were 37-41-0 against the over/under last season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues were 44-38-0 straight up last year
The St. Louis Blues were 34-47-0 against the over/under last season
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
10/05/18 GO Anton Forsberg Undisclosed is questionable Saturday vs St. Louis
10/05/18 GO Corey Crawford Concussion is out indefinitely
10/04/18 D Connor Murphy Back is out indefinitely
10/01/18 D Gustav Forsling Wrist is out indefinitely
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/05/18 D Joel Edmundson Groin is questionable Saturday vs Chicago
10/05/18 D Robert Bortuzzo Suspension Served is probable Saturday vs Chicago
10/04/18 D Carl Gunnarsson Hip is out indefinitely
10/04/18 LW Erik Foley Concussion is out indefinitely
10/04/18 GO Luke Opilka Hip is out indefinitely
10/04/18 RW Nikita Soshnikov Concussion is out indefinitely
10/04/18 C Robby Fabbri Groin is out indefinitely
10/03/18 C Oskar Sundqvist Upper Body IR (10/03)
Jean-Francois Berube had 3 wins and 6 losses last season in goal for the Blackhawks. He had 398 shots against him and he surrendered 42 goals. He made 356 stops for a save percentage of 89%. Jonathan Toews scored 52 total points last year for the Blackhawks. He had 20 goals last season with 211 shots on net giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He had a total of 32 assists on the year and averaged 19.7 minutes played per contest. Patrick Kane averaged 20.2 minutes of ice time per game last season. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 27 goals on 285 attempts. He had 49 assists giving him a total of 76 points on the year.
Brayden Schenn had 70 total points last season for the Blues. He had 28 goals last year with 210 shots on goal giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He had a total of 42 assists on the year and averaged 19.7 minutes played per contest. Jake Allen had 27 wins and 25 losses last season in net for the Blues. He had 1,614 shots against him and he gave up 152 goals. He made 1,462 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Vladimir Tarasenko averaged 19.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he had a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 33 goals on 306 attempts. He had 33 assists giving him a total of 66 points on the year.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blackhawks gave up 236 power play opportunities and surrendered 49 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79% last season. That was 20th in the league. They averaged 34 shots per contest and as a team shot 8.20% for the year. They allowed 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and had a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 19th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Blackhawks were 25th overall with 76 total points last year. They were 22nd in the league with 229 goals and 9th in goals allowed with 256. They had 269 power play chances and scored 43 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That was 28th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blues were 24th with a total of 226 goals scored while they were 26th with 222 goals surrendered last season. They averaged 33 shots per game and had a team shooting percentage of 8.44%. As a unit they gave up 30 shots per contest and had a save percentage of 91%, putting them 15th in the league. The Blues had a total of 94 points last season, which was 18th in the NHL. They had 38 power play goals on 246 chances for a percentage of 15%. That was 30th overall. They gave up 231 power play opportunities and surrendered 47 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking 18th when short-handed.
Chicago was 4th in the league in Corsi percentage last season with 52.2%, as they tried 5,272 shots on net at full strength while giving up 4,832 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.7% as they had 3,738 attempts while they gave up 3,633 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 14th in the NHL. The Blackhawks started possessions in the offensive zone 55.7% of the time, which was 2nd in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 44.3% for the season. That was 30th overall in the NHL. They had 2,472 face-off wins compared to 2,547 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 49.3%. That ranked them 21st in the league. On defense Chicago had 1,376 hits and they blocked 1,199 shots from the opposition, putting them 17th overall.
St. Louis was 7th in the NHL in Corsi percentage last year with 51.5%, as they attempted 4,859 shots on net at full strength while they gave up 4,572 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage was 52.7% as they had 3,664 attempts while they gave up 3,294 shots on the defensive end. That ranked them 3rd in the league. The Blues started possessions in the offensive zone 50.9% of the time, which was 14th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage was at 49.1% for the season. That was 18th overall in the NHL. They had 2,487 face-off wins compared to 2,427 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage was 50.6%. That ranked them 12th in the league. On defense St. Louis had 1,893 hits and they blocked 1,278 shots from the opposition, putting them 6th overall.
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