Florida Panthers at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 1/9/2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
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The Florida Panthers travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, January 9, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Panthers at +140 and the Blues at -155.
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Florida has a record of 17-18-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 7-12-3-1. They are 5th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 113 goals and given up 133 goals for a point differential of -20. For the season they have an ATS record of 17-23-0 and an over/under record of 20-20-0. St. Louis is 26-16-3 including 15-8-0-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Central Division. They've scored 130 goals and surrendered 115 for a goal differential of +15. Their record against the spread is 26-18-0 while their over/under record is 17-27-0.
Valuable Florida Panthers Betting Trends
The Florida Panthers are 17-23-0 straight up this year
The Florida Panthers are 20-20-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 26-18-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 17-27-0 against the over/under this season
Key Florida Panthers Injuries
12/13/17 GO Roberto Luongo Lower Body IR (12/04)
01/07/18 RW Radim Vrbata Illness is "?" Tuesday vs St Louis
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/10/17 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle IR (12/08)
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
01/07/18 D Vince Dunn Illness IR (01/05)
Vincent Trocheck has accumulated 37 total points this season for the Panthers. He has 15 goals this year with 142 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 21.6 minutes played per game. Jonathan Huberdeau averages 20.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 15 goals on 111 shots. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 40 points on the season. James Reimer has 11 wins and 11 losses this season in net for the Panthers. He has 877 shots against him and he's given up 77 goals. He's made 800 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 42 total points this year for the Blues. He has 18 goals this season with 187 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 24 assists on the season and averages 19.8 minutes played per game. Brayden Schenn averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 17 goals on 117 shots. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 43 points on the season. Jake Allen has 18 wins and 13 losses this year in goal for the Blues. He has 967 shots against him and he's surrendered 86 goals. He's made 881 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers have 40 total points this season, which ranks them 25th in the NHL. They are 24th in the league in goals scored with 113 while they've given up 133 goals, ranking them 8th overall. They have had 126 power play opportunities and have scored 20 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 26th in the NHL. The Panthers have allowed 129 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, putting them 23rd in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.03% for the season. They allow 35 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 17th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 4th in the NHL with a total of 55 points this year. They have 23 power play goals on 151 opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That ranks them 28th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 139 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%. That is 16th in the NHL. As a team, the Blues are 11th in the league with 130 goals scored while they've given up 115 goals, which is 24th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.69%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 8th in the NHL.
Florida has a Corsi percentage of 49.3% as they've tried 2,434 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,504 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 18th in Corsi percentage. They are 16th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 49.5% as they have 1,898 shots while they've given up 1,933 attempts on defense. The Panthers start possessions in the offensive zone 47% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53% for the year. That puts them 29th and 2nd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,347 face-off wins as opposed to 1,295 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 10th overall in the NHL. On defense Florida has 823 hits and they've blocked 571 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 25th in the league.
The Blues are 19th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.4% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.6% for the season, which is 12th in the NHL. They have 1,368 face-off wins compared to 1,365 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 19th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 990 hits and they have blocked 699 shots from the opposition, which is 1st in the league. St. Louis is 12th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.2% as they've attempted 2,682 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,559 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.4% ranks 8th as they have 2,048 attempts while they have given up 1,860 shots on the defensive end.
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