St. Louis Blues at Los Angeles Kings NHL Picks & Predictions 3/10/2018
Saturday, March 10, 2018
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The St. Louis Blues head to Staples Center to take on the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday, March 10, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at +136 and the Kings at -150.
St. Louis has a record of 35-27-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 15-13-5-0. They are 6th in the Central Division. They have tallied 180 goals and surrendered 178 goals for a point differential of +2. For the year they have an ATS mark of 35-32-0 and an over/under record of 25-41-0. Los Angeles has a record of 37-25-5 including 17-12-3-0 on home ice this year. They are 4th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 195 goals and have given up 166 for a goal differential of +29. Their record against the spread is 37-30-0 while their over/under mark is 30-34-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 35-32-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 25-41-0 against the over/under this season
Important Los Angeles Kings Betting Trends
The Los Angeles Kings are 37-30-0 straight up this year
The Los Angeles Kings are 30-34-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
03/08/18 GO Carter Hutton Neck is "?" Saturday vs Los Angeles
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 Los Angeles Kings Injuries
No key injuries to report
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 56 total points this year for the Blues. He has 26 goals this season with 260 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 30 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Brayden Schenn averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 15% by tallying 24 goals on 162 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%.
Anze Kopitar has 72 total points this season for the Kings. He has 27 goals this year with 160 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 45 assists on the year and averages 22 minutes played per contest. Dustin Brown averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 11% by scoring 19 goals on 174 attempts. He has 26 assists, giving him a total of 45 points on the year. Jonathan Quick has 26 wins and 24 losses this season in net for the Kings. He has 1,541 shots against him and he's given up 121 goals. He's made 1,420 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 75 total points this year, which is 19th in the NHL. They've scored 180 goals while giving up 178 scores, which has them ranked 27th and 26th respectively. They have had 214 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 202 power play opportunities and surrendered 38 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 8.22% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 11th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Kings are 13th in the league with a total of 79 points this season. They have 39 power play goals on 193 chances for a percentage of 20%. That is 16th in the NHL. They've given up 226 power play opportunities and surrendered 37 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%, ranking 2nd overall. As a team, the Kings are 17th with a total of 195 goals scored while they've given up 166 goals this season, ranking 30th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.37%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 92%, putting them 3rd overall in the NHL.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 50.9% as they've tried 3,933 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 3,799 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 2,991 shots while they've given up 2,750 attempts on defense. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.2% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.8% for the year. That puts them 19th and 15th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 2,022 face-off wins as opposed to 1,999 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 17th overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 1,511 hits and they've blocked 1,049 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 7th in the league.
The Kings are 14th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 50.7% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season, which is 18th in the NHL. They have 1,990 face-off wins compared to 2,040 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.4%. That is 21st in the league. On defense Los Angeles has 1,711 hits and they have blocked 982 shots from the opposition, which is 16th in the league. Los Angeles is 16th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.5% as they've attempted 3,874 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 3,959 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 49.3% ranks 20th as they have 2,898 attempts while they have given up 2,977 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blues/Kings NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis +136
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis +136
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