St. Louis Blues at Colorado Avalanche NHL Parlay 4/7/2018
Saturday, April 7, 2018
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The St. Louis Blues head to Pepsi Center to take on the Colorado Avalanche on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at +109 and the Avalanche at -120.
St. Louis has a record of 43-31-6 this year and away from home they have a record of 19-14-6-0. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've tallied 220 goals and surrendered 216 goals for a point differential of +4. For the year they have an ATS mark of 43-37-0 and an over/under record of 33-46-0. Colorado has a record of 42-30-9, including 27-11-2-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Central Division. They've scored 252 goals and have given up 235 for a goal differential of +17. Their record against the spread is 42-39-0 while their over/under mark is 41-33-0.
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 Colorado Avalanche Betting Trends
The Colorado Avalanche are 42-39-0 straight up this year
The Colorado Avalanche are 41-33-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
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 Colorado Avalanche Injuries
03/31/18 D Erik Johnson Leg is out indefinitely
03/31/18 GO Semyon Varlamov Lower Body is out indefinitely
Player SpotlightJake Allen has 27 wins and 24 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 1,577 shots against him and he's surrendered 149 goals. He's made 1,428 stops for a save percentage of 91%. Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 66 total points this year for the Blues. He has 33 goals this season with 301 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 33 assists on the year and averages 19.3 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by tallying 27 goals on 203 attempts. He has 40 assists, giving him a total of 67 points on the year.
Mikko Rantanen has 83 total points this season for the Avalanche. He has 29 goals this year with 175 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 54 assists on the year and averages 18.9 minutes played per contest. Jonathan Bernier has 18 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Avalanche. He has 1,058 shots against him and he's given up 93 goals. He's made 965 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Nathan MacKinnon averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 38 goals on 278 attempts. He has 57 assists, giving him a total of 95 points on the year.
Useful Team StatisticsThe Blues have given up 227 power play opportunities and surrendered 46 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80% this season. That is 17th in the league. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.44% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, ranking them 17th in the NHL at stopping the puck. The Blues are 18th overall with 92 total points this year. They are 24th in the league with 220 goals and 27th in goals allowed with 216. They've had 243 power play chances and scored 37 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 30th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Avalanche are 10th with a total of 252 goals scored while they are 18th with 235 goals surrendered this season. They average 30 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.53%. As a unit they give up 33 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 8th in the league. The Avalanche have a total of 93 points this season, which is 16th in the NHL. They have had 64 power play goals on 293 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th overall. They've given up 267 power play opportunities and surrendered 44 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 3rd when short-handed.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 51.5% as they've tried 4,736 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,455 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 6th in Corsi percentage. They are 5th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.7% as they have 3,582 shots while they've given up 3,211 attempts on defense. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the year. That puts them 16th and 19th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,424 face-off wins as opposed to 2,352 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.8%. That is 12th overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 1,840 hits and they've blocked 1,244 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 8th in the league.
The Avalanche are 21st in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 48.9% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51.1% for the season, which is 7th in the NHL. They have 2,090 face-off wins compared to 2,659 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44%. That is 31st in the league. On defense Colorado has 1,603 hits and they have blocked 1,276 shots from the opposition, which is 4th in the league. Colorado is 27th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 46.9% as they've attempted 4,417 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 5,008 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 46.7% ranks 28th as they have 3,269 attempts while they have given up 3,732 shots on the defensive end.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction? Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado -120 and under 5.5 total goals
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado -120 and under 5.5 total goals
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