Pittsburgh Penguins at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
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The Pittsburgh Penguins travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Penguins at +104 and the Blues at -115.
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Pittsburgh has a record of 30-22-4 this season and on the road they have a record of 10-15-3-2. They are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. They've scored 172 goals and given up 170 goals for a point differential of +2. For the season they have an ATS record of 30-26-0 and an over/under record of 29-25-0. St. Louis is 34-20-3 including 19-11-0-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 166 goals and surrendered 143 for a goal differential of +23. Their record against the spread is 34-23-0 while their over/under record is 23-34-0.
Valuable Pittsburgh Penguins Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 30-26-0 straight up this year
The Pittsburgh Penguins are 29-25-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 34-23-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 23-34-0 against the over/under this season
Key Pittsburgh Penguins Injuries
02/09/18 D Matt Hunwick Upper Body is "?" Sunday vs St Louis
02/09/18 RW Patric Hornqvist Lower Body IR (02/02)
02/09/18 RW Tom Kuhnhackl Lower Body IR (02/07)
02/06/18 D Chad Ruhwedel Upper Body is out indefinitely
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)
02/09/18 D Joel Edmundson Forearm IR (02/08)
Phil Kessel has accumulated 65 total points this season for the Penguins. He has 24 goals this year with 195 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 12%. He has a total of 41 assists on the season and averages 18.7 minutes played per game. Sidney Crosby averages 20.9 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 17 goals on 161 shots. He has 43 assists, giving him a total of 60 points on the season. Matthew Murray has 18 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Penguins. He has 983 shots against him and he's given up 95 goals. He's made 888 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 49 total points this year for the Blues. He has 23 goals this season with 225 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 19.5 minutes played per game. Brayden Schenn averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 23 goals on 143 shots. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 53 points on the season. Carter Hutton has 15 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Blues. He has 620 shots against him and he's surrendered 35 goals. He's made 585 saves for a save percentage of 94%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Penguins have 64 total points this season, which ranks them 14th in the NHL. They are 8th in the league in goals scored with 172 while they've given up 170 goals, ranking them 8th overall. They have had 192 power play opportunities and have scored 51 goals on those chances for a percentage of 27%. That is 1st in the NHL. The Penguins have allowed 192 power play opportunities and have given up 33 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, putting them 6th in the league when short-handed. They average 34 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.93% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%. That puts them 24th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 6th in the NHL with a total of 71 points this year. They have 29 power play goals on 179 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks them 28th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 173 power play opportunities and have given up 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%. That is 14th in the NHL. As a team, the Blues are 12th in the league with 166 goals scored while they've given up 143 goals, which is 27th overall. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.74%. As a team they give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 7th in the NHL.
Pittsburgh has a Corsi percentage of 51.7% as they've tried 3,410 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,180 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 6th in Corsi percentage. They are 3rd in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.5% as they have 2,609 shots while they've given up 2,357 attempts on defense. The Penguins start possessions in the offensive zone 51.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the year. That puts them 10th and 23rd in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,766 face-off wins as opposed to 1,723 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.6%. That is 11th overall in the NHL. On defense Pittsburgh has 1,384 hits and they've blocked 823 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 13th in the league.
The Blues are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.3% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.7% for the season, which is 15th in the NHL. They have 1,729 face-off wins compared to 1,715 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.2%. That is 17th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,274 hits and they have blocked 892 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. St. Louis is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.3% as they've attempted 3,406 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,238 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 52.5% ranks 4th as they have 2,591 attempts while they have given up 2,346 shots on the defensive end.
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