St. Louis Blues at San Jose Sharks NHL Picks & Predictions 11/17/2018
Saturday, November 17, 2018
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The St. Louis Blues head to SAP Center to take on the San Jose Sharks on Saturday, November 17, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at +180 and the Sharks at -201.
St. Louis has a record of 6-7-3 this year. They are 7th in the Central Division. They've tallied 52 goals and surrendered 52 goals for a point differential of 0. For the year they have an ATS mark of 6-10-0 and an over/under record of 8-7-0. San Jose has a record of 10-7-3 this season. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They have scored 64 goals and given up 64 for a goal differential of 0. Their record against the spread is 10-10-0 while their over/under mark is 12-8-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 6-10-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 8-7-0 against the over/under this season
Important San Jose Sharks Betting Trends
The San Jose Sharks are 10-10-0 straight up this year
The San Jose Sharks are 12-8-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
11/15/18 LW Pat Maroon Upper Body is out Friday vs Vegas
11/14/18 C Brayden Schenn Upper Body is questionable Friday vs Vegas
10/25/18 D Robert Bortuzzo Lower Body IR (10/25)
10/04/18 LW Erik Foley Concussion is out indefinitely
10/04/18 GO Luke Opilka Hip is out indefinitely
Key San Jose Sharks Injuries
11/16/18 C Tomas Hertl Lower Body is questionable Saturday vs St. Louis
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 14 total points this year for the Blues. He has 6 goals this season with 64 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 9%. He has a total of 8 assists on the year and averages 18.8 minutes played per contest. Ryan O'Reilly averages 20.7 minutes of ice time per game this season. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 18% by tallying 8 goals on 44 attempts. He has 13 assists, giving him a total of 21 points on the year. Jake Allen has 4 wins and 4 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 359 shots against him and he's surrendered 42 goals. He's made 317 stops for a save percentage of 88%.
Brent Burns has 22 total points this season for the Sharks. He has 3 goals this year with 66 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 5%. He has a total of 19 assists on the year and averages 24.4 minutes played per contest. Logan Couture averages 19.5 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 6 goals on 47 attempts. He has 11 assists, giving him a total of 17 points on the year. Martin Jones has 9 wins and 5 losses this season in net for the Sharks. He has 417 shots against him and he's given up 44 goals. He's made 373 saves for a save percentage of 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 15 total points this year, which is 30th in the NHL. They've scored 52 goals while giving up 52 scores, which has them ranked 23rd and 23rd respectively. They have had 59 power play chances and scored 16 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That is 6th in the league. The Blues have given up 53 power play opportunities and surrendered 10 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 81%, ranking them 13th when short-handed. They average 30 shots per contest and as a team shoot 10.77% for the year. They allow 31 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Sharks are 8th in the league with a total of 23 points this season. They have 12 power play goals on 65 chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 18th in the NHL. They've given up 63 power play opportunities and surrendered 7 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 89%, ranking 2nd overall. As a team, the Sharks are 7th with a total of 64 goals scored while they've given up 64 goals this season, ranking 5th in goals against. They average 37 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 8.76%. As a unit they give up 29 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 89%, putting them 26th overall in the NHL.
St. Louis is 23rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.2%, as they've attempted 866 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 930 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 48.8% as they have 644 attempts while they have given up 676 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 22nd in the league. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50% of the time, which is 17th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50% for the season. That is 15th overall in the NHL. They have 543 face-off wins compared to 435 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 55.5%. That ranks them 1st in the league. On defense St. Louis has 318 hits and they have blocked 254 shots from the opposition, putting them 23rd overall.
The Sharks are 4th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 55.1% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 44.9% for the season, which is 28th in the NHL. They have 569 face-off wins compared to 625 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 47.7%. That is 27th in the league. On defense San Jose has 342 hits and they have blocked 263 shots from the opposition, which is 17th in the league. San Jose is 3rd in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 55.9% as they've attempted 1,386 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 1,092 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 56% ranks 3rd as they have 1,057 attempts while they have given up 829 shots on the defensive end.
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