Colorado Avalanche at St. Louis Blues NHL Parlay 2/8/2018
Thursday, February 8, 2018
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The Colorado Avalanche head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Thursday, February 8, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Avalanche at +109 and the Blues at -120.
Colorado has a record of 29-19-4 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-12-3-1. They are 6th in the Central Division. They've tallied 167 goals and surrendered 150 goals for a point differential of +17. For the year they have an ATS mark of 29-23-0 and an over/under record of 28-22-0. St. Louis has a record of 32-20-3, including 18-11-0-0 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 155 goals and have given up 140 for a goal differential of +15. Their record against the spread is 32-23-0 while their over/under mark is 21-34-0.
Valuable Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 29-23-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 28-22-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 32-23-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 21-34-0 against the over/under this season
Key Colorado Avalanche Injuries
12/18/17 D Sergei Boikov Shoulder is out indefinitely
11/19/17 C Vladislav Kamenev Arm IR (11/16)
02/06/18 RW Mikko Rantanen Soreness is "?" Thursday vs St Louis
01/31/18 C Nathan MacKinnon Upper Body is out indefinitely
01/30/18 D Mark Barberio Lower Body IR (01/24)
01/16/18 RW Sven Andrighetto Leg IR (01/01)
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
Player SpotlightSemyon Varlamov has 13 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Avalanche. He has 845 shots against him and he's surrendered 74 goals. He's made 771 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Mikko Rantanen has scored 50 total points this year for the Avalanche. He has 17 goals this season with 116 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 33 assists on the year and averages 18.5 minutes played per contest. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.3 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 24 goals on 164 attempts. He has 37 assists, giving him a total of 61 points on the year.
Vladimir Tarasenko has 47 total points this season for the Blues. He has 21 goals this year with 217 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 26 assists on the year and averages 19.7 minutes played per contest. Carter Hutton has 14 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 596 shots against him and he's given up 34 goals. He's made 562 saves for a save percentage of 94%. Brayden Schenn averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 21 goals on 139 attempts. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 51 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Avalanche have given up 184 power play opportunities and surrendered 30 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84% this season. That is 3rd in the league. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.82% for the year. They allow 33 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 13th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Avalanche are 15th overall with 62 total points this year. They are 8th in the league with 167 goals and 20th in goals allowed with 150. They've had 191 power play chances and scored 39 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blues are 17th with a total of 155 goals scored while they are 27th with 140 goals surrendered this season. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.42%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 5th in the league. The Blues have a total of 67 points this season, which is 6th in the NHL. They have had 28 power play goals on 175 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 28th overall. They've given up 164 power play opportunities and surrendered 31 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking 14th when short-handed.
Colorado has a Corsi percentage of 47.4% as they've tried 2,830 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,146 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 27th in Corsi percentage. They are 25th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.5% as they have 2,098 shots while they've given up 2,323 attempts on defense. The Avalanche start possessions in the offensive zone 48.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51.9% for the year. That puts them 26th and 3rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,384 face-off wins as opposed to 1,734 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44.4%. That is 31st overall in the NHL. On defense Colorado has 1,004 hits and they've blocked 823 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 8th in the league.
The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the year. That ranks them 17th and 19th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,667 face-off wins as opposed to 1,663 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 20th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,237 hits and they've blocked 862 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 3rd in blocked shots. St. Louis is ranked 14th in Corsi percentage with 51.2% as they've tried 3,301 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,144 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 8th in the NHL at 52.4%, as they have 2,510 shots while they've given up 2,282 attempts on defense.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take St. Louis -120 and under 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take St. Louis -120 and under 5.5 total goals
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