St. Louis Blues at Boston Bruins NHL Picks & Predictions 2/1/2018
Thursday, February 1, 2018
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The St. Louis Blues travel to TD Garden to play the Boston Bruins on Thursday, February 1, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +134 and the Bruins at -148.
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St. Louis has a record of 31-18-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 13-8-3-0. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 151 goals and given up 131 goals for a point differential of +20. For the season they have an ATS record of 31-21-0 and an over/under record of 20-32-0. Boston is 29-11-8 including 16-6-4-0 at home this season. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 157 goals and surrendered 119 for a goal differential of +38. Their record against the spread is 29-19-0 while their over/under record is 21-26-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 31-21-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 20-32-0 against the over/under this season
Important Boston Bruins Betting Trends
The Boston Bruins are 29-19-0 straight up this year
The Boston Bruins are 21-26-0 against the over/under this season
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)
Key Boston Bruins Injuries
01/30/18 LW Anders Bjork Upper Body left last game, is "?" Thursday vs St Louis
01/30/18 RW David Backes None left last game, is "?" Thursday vs St Louis
01/30/18 C Noel Acciari Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs St Louis
01/24/18 LW Brad Marchand Suspension 5-game suspension (eligble to return 02/07 vs. NY Rangers)
01/22/18 D Charlie McAvoy Heart IR (01/21)
Brayden Schenn has accumulated 50 total points this season for the Blues. He has 21 goals this year with 134 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 29 assists on the season and averages 19.4 minutes played per game. Vladimir Tarasenko averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 21 goals on 210 shots. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 46 points on the season. Carter Hutton has 13 wins and 4 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 561 shots against him and he's given up 31 goals. He's made 530 saves for a save percentage of 95%.
Patrice Bergeron has scored 42 total points this year for the Bruins. He has 20 goals this season with 153 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 13%. He has a total of 22 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. David Pastrnak averages 18.1 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by scoring 20 goals on 134 shots. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 47 points on the season. Tuukka Rask has 19 wins and 8 losses this year in goal for the Bruins. He has 876 shots against him and he's surrendered 68 goals. He's made 808 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 65 total points this season, which ranks them 6th in the NHL. They are 11th in the league in goals scored with 151 while they've given up 131 goals, ranking them 26th overall. They have had 170 power play opportunities and have scored 28 goals on those chances for a percentage of 16%. That is 25th in the NHL. The Blues have allowed 156 power play opportunities and have given up 28 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 14th in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.69% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 5th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bruins are 4th in the NHL with a total of 66 points this year. They have 32 power play goals on 151 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 7th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 143 power play opportunities and have given up 24 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 83%. That is 6th in the NHL. As a team, the Bruins are 7th in the league with 157 goals scored while they've given up 119 goals, which is 31st overall. They average 32 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.27%. As a team they give up 29 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 6th in the NHL.
St. Louis is 14th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.1%, as they've attempted 3,116 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,976 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.3% as they have 2,367 attempts while they have given up 2,163 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 8th in the league. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time, which is 17th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season. That is 19th overall in the NHL. They have 1,562 face-off wins compared to 1,570 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.9%. That ranks them 19th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,158 hits and they have blocked 813 shots from the opposition, putting them 2nd overall.
The Bruins start possessions in the offensive zone 55.3% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 44.7% for the year. That ranks them 3rd and 29th respectively in the NHL. They have 1,558 face-off wins as opposed to 1,451 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.8%. That is 7th in the league. On defense Boston has 1,172 hits and they've blocked 660 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 30th in blocked shots. Boston is ranked 3rd in Corsi percentage with 52% as they've tried 2,820 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,605 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 5th in the NHL at 52.1%, as they have 2,113 shots while they've given up 1,945 attempts on defense.
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