St. Louis Blues at Ottawa Senators NHL Picks & Predictions 1/18/2018
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Canadian Tire Centre
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The St. Louis Blues head to Canadian Tire Centre to take on the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, January 18, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at -105 and the Senators at -105.
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St. Louis has a record of 27-17-3 this year and away from home they have a record of 12-8-3-0. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They have tallied 136 goals and surrendered 123 goals for a point differential of +13. For the year they have an ATS mark of 27-20-0 and an over/under record of 19-28-0. Ottawa has a record of 15-18-9 including 9-8-5-3 on home ice this year. They are 7th in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 117 goals and have given up 149 for a goal differential of -32. Their record against the spread is 15-27-0 while their over/under mark is 23-19-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 27-20-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 19-28-0 against the over/under this season
Important Ottawa Senators Betting Trends
The Ottawa Senators are 15-27-0 straight up this year
The Ottawa Senators are 23-19-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
12/10/17 LW Jaden Schwartz Ankle IR (12/08)
10/07/17 LW Zachary Sanford Shoulder IR (10/01)
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
01/16/18 D Jay Bouwmeester Paternity List is "?" Thursday vs Ottawa
Key Ottawa Senators Injuries
11/17/17 D Chris Wideman Hamstring IR (11/16)
01/10/18 RW Bobby Ryan Hand is "?" Thursday vs St Louis
01/10/18 D Johnny Oduya Lower Body is "?" Thursday vs St Louis
01/10/18 D Mark Borowiecki Concussion is "?" Thursday vs St Louis
01/10/18 C Nate Thompson Lower Body IR (01/08)
Brayden Schenn has scored 44 total points this year for the Blues. He has 17 goals this season with 120 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 27 assists on the year and averages 19.6 minutes played per contest. Vladimir Tarasenko averages 19.8 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by tallying 19 goals on 193 attempts. He has 25 assists, giving him a total of 44 points on the year. Jake Allen has 18 wins and 14 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 990 shots against him and he's surrendered 91 goals. He's made 899 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Mark Stone has 42 total points this season for the Senators. He has 18 goals this year with 100 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 18%. He has a total of 24 assists on the year and averages 20.9 minutes played per contest. Mike Hoffman averages 18.3 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 8% by scoring 11 goals on 139 attempts. He has 18 assists, giving him a total of 29 points on the year. Craig Anderson has 12 wins and 13 losses this season in net for the Senators. He has 952 shots against him and he's given up 96 goals. He's made 856 saves for a save percentage of 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 57 total points this year, which is 6th in the NHL. They've scored 136 goals while giving up 123 scores, which has them ranked 13th and 25th respectively. They have had 155 power play chances and scored 23 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the league. The Blues have given up 142 power play opportunities and surrendered 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking them 14th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.67% 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 Senators are 29th in the league with a total of 39 points this season. They have 21 power play goals on 138 chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 28th in the NHL. They've given up 127 power play opportunities and surrendered 32 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 75%, ranking 28th overall. As a team, the Senators are 28th with a total of 117 goals scored while they've given up 149 goals this season, ranking 4th in goals against. They average 31 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 9.08%. As a unit they give up 32 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 30th overall in the NHL.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've tried 2,808 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,687 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 52.4% as they have 2,146 shots while they've given up 1,952 attempts on defense. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 51% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49% for the year. That puts them 17th and 18th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,415 face-off wins as opposed to 1,441 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That is 20th overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 1,035 hits and they've blocked 735 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 1st in the league.
The Senators are 11th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 51.8% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 48.2% for the season, which is 22nd in the NHL. They have 1,348 face-off wins compared to 1,231 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 52.3%. That is 7th in the league. On defense Ottawa has 979 hits and they have blocked 680 shots from the opposition, which is 11th in the league. Ottawa is 21st in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.6% as they've attempted 2,414 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,556 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.8% ranks 21st as they have 1,787 attempts while they have given up 1,876 shots on the defensive end.
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