St. Louis Blues at Toronto Maple Leafs NHL Picks & Predictions 1/16/2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Air Canada Centre
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The St. Louis Blues travel to Air Canada Centre to play the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Blues at +131 and the Maple Leafs at -145.
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St. Louis has a record of 26-17-3 this season and on the road they have a record of 11-8-3-0. They are 3rd in the Central Division. They've scored 134 goals and given up 122 goals for a point differential of +12. For the season they have an ATS record of 26-20-0 and an over/under record of 19-27-0. Toronto is 25-17-3 including 13-7-1-0 at home this season. They are 3rd in the Atlantic Division. They've scored 146 goals and surrendered 131 for a goal differential of +15. Their record against the spread is 25-20-0 while their over/under record is 22-20-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 26-20-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 19-27-0 against the over/under this season
Important Toronto Maple Leafs Betting Trends
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 25-20-0 straight up this year
The Toronto Maple Leafs are 22-20-0 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)
Key Toronto Maple Leafs Injuries
12/18/17 RW Nikita Soshnikov Lower Body IR (12/11)
12/17/17 D Nikita Zaitsev Lower Body IR (12/16)
11/06/17 LW Joffrey Lupul Hernia IR (10/03)
Vladimir Tarasenko has accumulated 44 total points this season for the Blues. He has 19 goals this year with 191 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 25 assists on the season and averages 19.8 minutes played per game. Brayden Schenn averages 19.6 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 14% by scoring 17 goals on 118 shots. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 44 points on the season. Jake Allen has 18 wins and 14 losses this season in net for the Blues. He has 990 shots against him and he's given up 91 goals. He's made 899 saves for a save percentage of 91%.
Auston Matthews has scored 33 total points this year for the Maple Leafs. He has 19 goals this season with 109 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 17%. He has a total of 14 assists on the season and averages 18.6 minutes played per game. Nazem Kadri averages 16.3 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 14 goals on 108 shots. He has 10 assists, giving him a total of 24 points on the season. Frederik Andersen has 22 wins and 13 losses this year in goal for the Maple Leafs. He has 1,261 shots against him and he's surrendered 100 goals. He's made 1,161 saves for a save percentage of 92%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 55 total points this season, which ranks them 7th in the NHL. They are 11th in the league in goals scored with 134 while they've given up 122 goals, ranking them 25th overall. They have had 153 power play opportunities and have scored 23 goals on those chances for a percentage of 15%. That is 29th in the NHL. The Blues have allowed 141 power play opportunities and have given up 26 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, putting them 14th in the league when short-handed. They average 33 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.78% for the season. They allow 30 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 12th in the league in stopping the puck.
Useful Team Statistics
The Maple Leafs are 12th in the NHL with a total of 53 points this year. They have 27 power play goals on 128 opportunities for a percentage of 21%. That ranks them 10th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 142 power play opportunities and have given up 23 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 84%. That is 6th in the NHL. As a team, the Maple Leafs are 4th in the league with 146 goals scored while they've given up 131 goals, which is 13th overall. They average 31 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 10.38%. As a team they give up 34 shots per game and have a save percentage of 92%. That is 9th in the NHL.
St. Louis has a Corsi percentage of 51.1% as they've tried 2,741 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 2,627 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. That ranks them 12th in Corsi percentage. They are 9th in the NHL in Fenwick percentage with 52.2% as they have 2,093 shots while they've given up 1,914 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 15th and 18th in the league in zone percentages respectively. They have 1,392 face-off wins as opposed to 1,407 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.7%. That is 20th overall in the NHL. On defense St. Louis has 1,003 hits and they've blocked 713 attempts from opposing offenses, which is 3rd in the league.
The Maple Leafs are 24th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 51% for the season, which is 10th in the NHL. They have 1,468 face-off wins compared to 1,382 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 51.5%. That is 8th in the league. On defense Toronto has 908 hits and they have blocked 613 shots from the opposition, which is 22nd in the league. Toronto is 17th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 49.7% as they've attempted 2,703 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 2,735 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 48.4% ranks 26th as they have 1,993 attempts while they have given up 2,122 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blues/Maple Leafs NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -145
Josh's Pick: Take Toronto -145
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