St. Louis Blues at Chicago Blackhawks NHL Picks & Predictions 4/6/2018
Friday, April 6, 2018
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The St. Louis Blues travel to United Center to play the Chicago Blackhawks on Friday, April 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Blues at -160 and the Blackhawks at +144.
St. Louis has a record of 43-31-6 this season and on the road they have a record of 19-14-6-0. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 220 goals and given up 216 goals for a point differential of +4. For the season they have an ATS record of 43-37-0 and an over/under record of 33-46-0. Chicago has a record of 33-37-10 including 18-17-5-1 at home this season. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've scored 227 goals and surrendered 248 for a goal differential of -21. Their record against the spread is 33-47-0 while their over/under record is 37-39-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 43-37-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 33-46-0 against the over/under this season
Important Chicago Blackhawks Betting Trends
The Chicago Blackhawks are 33-47-0 straight up this year
The Chicago Blackhawks are 37-39-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
04/04/18 LW Nikita Soshnikov Upper Body is "?" Friday vs Chicago
04/02/18 RW Scottie Upshall Kidney is out indefinitely
03/23/18 D Carl Gunnarsson ACL is out for season
03/05/18 D Jay Bouwmeester Hip is out for season
Key Chicago Blackhawks Injuries
12/27/17 GO Corey Crawford Concussion IR (12/26)
10/05/17 RW Marian Hossa Infection IR (10/03)
10/05/15 D Michal Rozsival Concussion IR (10/03)
04/04/18 LW John Hayden Upper Body is "?" Friday vs St Louis
04/04/18 C Jonathan Toews Upper Body is "?" Friday vs St Louis
03/30/18 GO Anton Forsberg Undisclosed is out for season
03/10/18 LW Anthony Duclair Knee is out indefinitely
Jake Allen has 27 wins and 23 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 1,551 shots against him and he's given up 145 goals. He's made 1,406 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 64 total points this season for the Blues. He has 32 goals this year with 296 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 32 assists on the season and averages 19.3 minutes played per game. Brayden Schenn averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 26 goals on 201 shots. He has 39 assists, giving him a total of 65 points on the season.
Patrick Kane has scored 74 total points this year for the Blackhawks. He has 27 goals this season with 278 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 47 assists on the season and averages 20.3 minutes played per game. Jean-Francois Berube has 2 wins and 5 losses this year in goal for the Blackhawks. He has 330 shots against him and he's surrendered 36 goals. He's made 294 saves for a save percentage of 89%. Jonathan Toews averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 20 goals on 211 shots. He has 32 assists, giving him a total of 52 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have allowed 225 power play opportunities and have given up 45 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this year. That is 17th in the NHL. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.43% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is ranked 16th in the league. The Blues has 92 total points this season, ranking 17th in the NHL in offense. They are 24th in the league with 217 goals while they've given up 212 goals, which is 28th overall. They have had 241 power play opportunities and scored 37 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 30th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blackhawks are 22nd with 223 goals scored while they are 13th in the NHL with 245 goals allowed this year. They average 34 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.21%. They give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 19th place in the league. The Blackhawks have a total of 74 points this year, which is 24th in the NHL. They have 42 power play goals on 265 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 29th. They've allowed 229 power play opportunities and have given up 48 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 79%, which is 20th overall.
St. Louis is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.4%, as they've attempted 4,665 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,408 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.6% as they have 3,531 attempts while they have given up 3,180 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 4th in the league. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.8% of the time, which is 16th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.2% for the season. That is 20th overall in the NHL. They have 2,382 face-off wins compared to 2,331 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.5%. That ranks them 12th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,817 hits and they have blocked 1,228 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Blackhawks start possessions in the offensive zone 56.1% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 43.9% for the year. That ranks them 2nd and 30th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,399 face-off wins as opposed to 2,443 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 14th in the league. On defense Chicago has 1,350 hits and they've blocked 1,134 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 23rd in blocked shots. Chicago is ranked 4th in Corsi percentage with 52.6% as they've tried 5,133 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,623 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 10th in the NHL at 51.1%, as they have 3,640 shots while they've given up 3,489 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Blues/Blackhawks NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +144
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago +144
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