Minnesota Wild at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 2/6/2018
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
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The Minnesota Wild head to Scottrade Center to take on the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, February 6, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Wild at +130 and the Blues at -144.
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Minnesota has a record of 28-19-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 10-15-1-1. They are 5th in the Central Division. They have tallied 153 goals and surrendered 150 goals for a point differential of +3. For the year they have an ATS mark of 28-24-0 and an over/under record of 27-23-0. St. Louis has a record of 32-19-3 including 18-10-0-0 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 153 goals and have given up 134 for a goal differential of +19. Their record against the spread is 32-22-0 while their over/under mark is 20-34-0.
Valuable Minnesota Wild Betting Trends
The Minnesota Wild are 28-24-0 straight up this year
The Minnesota Wild are 27-23-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 32-22-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 20-34-0 against the over/under this season
Key Minnesota Wild Injuries
No key injuries to report
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)
Eric Staal has scored 46 total points this year for the Wild. He has 22 goals this season with 140 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 24 assists on the year and averages 18.1 minutes played per contest. Jason Zucker averages 17.2 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by tallying 21 goals on 133 attempts. He has 17 assists, giving him a total of 38 points on the year. Devan Dubnyk has 20 wins and 10 losses this season in goal for the Wild. He has 1,031 shots against him and he's surrendered 87 goals. He's made 944 stops for a save percentage of 92%.
Brayden Schenn has 51 total points this season for the Blues. He has 21 goals this year with 139 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 15%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Vladimir Tarasenko averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 21 goals on 215 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 47 points on the year. Carter Hutton has 14 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 588 shots against him and he's given up 31 goals. He's made 557 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Wild have 61 total points this year, which is 13th in the NHL. They've scored 153 goals while giving up 150 scores, which has them ranked 15th and 16th respectively. They have had 159 power play chances and scored 33 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That is 11th in the league. The Wild have given up 189 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 16th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 9.75% for the year. They allow 32 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 16th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 6th in the league with a total of 67 points this season. They have 28 power play goals on 172 chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 25th in the NHL. They've given up 161 power play opportunities and surrendered 29 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 12th overall. As a team, the Blues are 16th with a total of 153 goals scored while they've given up 134 goals this season, ranking 27th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.48%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 5th overall in the NHL.
Minnesota has a Corsi percentage of 46.6% as they've tried 2,739 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,141 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 28th in Corsi percentage. They are 26th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 47.5% as they have 2,113 shots while they've given up 2,332 attempts on defense. The Wild start possessions in the offensive zone 49% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the year. That puts them 21st and 8th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,555 face-off wins as opposed to 1,544 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense Minnesota has 898 hits and they've blocked 809 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
The Blues are 16th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.6% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the season, which is 19th in the NHL. They have 1,624 face-off wins compared to 1,637 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.8%. That is 20th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,212 hits and they have blocked 848 shots from the opposition, which is 3rd in the league. St. Louis is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51% as they've attempted 3,235 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,102 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.2% ranks 8th as they have 2,460 attempts while they have given up 2,254 shots on the defensive end.
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