St. Louis Blues at Anaheim Ducks NHL Picks & Predictions 3/12/2018
Monday, March 12, 2018
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The St. Louis Blues head to Honda Center to take on the Anaheim Ducks on Monday, March 12, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at +149 and the Ducks at -165.
St. Louis has a record of 36-27-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 16-13-5-0. They are 6th in the Central Division. They have tallied 187 goals and surrendered 180 goals for a point differential of +7. For the year they have an ATS mark of 36-32-0 and an over/under record of 26-41-0. Anaheim has a record of 34-23-12 including 19-9-5-2 on home ice this year. They are 3rd in the Pacific Division. They've scored 193 goals and have given up 189 for a goal differential of +4. Their record against the spread is 34-35-0 while their over/under mark is 26-42-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 36-32-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 26-41-0 against the over/under this season
Important Anaheim Ducks Betting Trends
The Anaheim Ducks are 34-35-0 straight up this year
The Anaheim Ducks are 26-42-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
03/11/18 GO Carter Hutton Neck is upgraded to probable Monday vs Anaheim
03/08/18 LW Samuel Blais Neck IR (03/05)
03/05/18 D Jay Bouwmeester Hip is out for season
03/05/18 RW Scottie Upshall MCL is out indefinitely
02/09/18 D Joel Edmundson Forearm IR (02/08)
Key Anaheim Ducks Injuries
10/22/17 RW Patrick Eaves Illness IR (10/14)
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 58 total points this year for the Blues. He has 27 goals this season with 265 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 31 assists on the year and averages 19.5 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.5 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 33 assists, giving him a total of 57 points on the year. Carter Hutton has 16 wins and 7 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 771 shots against him and he's surrendered 51 goals. He's made 720 stops for a save percentage of 93%.
Ryan Getzlaf has 50 total points this season for the Ducks. He has 10 goals this year with 104 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 40 assists on the year and averages 21 minutes played per contest. Rickard Rakell averages 19.1 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 16% by scoring 30 goals on 188 attempts. He has 29 assists, giving him a total of 59 points on the year. John Gibson has 25 wins and 16 losses this season in net for the Ducks. He has 1,599 shots against him and he's given up 119 goals. He's made 1,480 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 77 total points this year, which is 19th in the NHL. They've scored 187 goals while giving up 180 scores, which has them ranked 24th and 26th respectively. They have had 217 power play chances and scored 33 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the league. The Blues have given up 205 power play opportunities and surrendered 39 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 14th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.37% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 9th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Ducks are 13th in the league with a total of 80 points this season. They have 33 power play goals on 184 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 24th in the NHL. They've given up 241 power play opportunities and surrendered 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%, ranking 10th overall. As a team, the Ducks are 21st with a total of 193 goals scored while they've given up 189 goals this season, ranking 23rd in goals against. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.27%. As a unit they give up 34 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 2nd overall in the NHL.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 50.8% as they've tried 3,997 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,864 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 13th in Corsi percentage. They are 9th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.1% as they have 3,045 shots while they've given up 2,802 attempts on defense. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.9% for the year. That puts them 19th and 15th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,045 face-off wins as opposed to 2,036 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.1%. That is 18th overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 1,524 hits and they've blocked 1,062 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
The Ducks start possessions in the offensive zone 46.8% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 53.2% for the year. That ranks them 30th and 1st respectively in the NHL. They have 2,114 face-off wins as opposed to 2,033 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Anaheim has 1,669 hits and they've blocked 1,061 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 8th in blocked shots. Anaheim is ranked 27th in Corsi percentage with 47.2% as they've tried 3,898 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,364 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 28th in the NHL at 47.2%, as they have 2,956 shots while they've given up 3,303 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Blues/Ducks NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis +149
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis +149
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