St. Louis Blues at Vegas Golden Knights NHL Picks & Predictions 3/30/2018
Friday, March 30, 2018
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The St. Louis Blues head to T-Mobile Arena to take on the Vegas Golden Knights on Friday, March 30, 2018. The opening line for this contest has the Blues at +149 and the Golden Knights at -165.
St. Louis has a record of 43-28-5 this year and away from home they have a record of 19-13-5-0. They are 4th in the Central Division. They have tallied 212 goals and surrendered 198 goals for a point differential of +14. For the year they have an ATS mark of 43-33-0 and an over/under record of 29-46-0. Vegas has a record of 48-22-7 including 27-10-2-1 on home ice this year. They are 1st in the Pacific Division. They've scored 256 goals and have given up 208 for a goal differential of +48. Their record against the spread is 48-29-0 while their over/under mark is 38-37-0.
Valuable St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 43-33-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 29-46-0 against the over/under this season
Important Vegas Golden Knights Betting Trends
The Vegas Golden Knights are 48-29-0 straight up this year
The Vegas Golden Knights are 38-37-0 against the over/under this season
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
03/27/18 LW Nikita Soshnikov Upper Body is "?" Friday vs Vegas
03/27/18 RW Scottie Upshall MCL is "?" Friday vs Vegas
03/23/18 D Carl Gunnarsson ACL is out for season
03/05/18 D Jay Bouwmeester Hip is out for season
Key Vegas Golden Knights Injuries
10/06/17 D Clayton Stoner Abdominal IR (10/02)
03/29/18 LW David Perron Undisclosed is "?" Friday vs St. Louis
03/27/18 RW Reilly Smith Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/09/18 C Oscar Lindberg Concussion is out indefinitely
03/02/18 D Luca Sbisa Hand is out indefinitely
02/10/18 LW William Carrier Shoulder IR (02/04)
Vladimir Tarasenko has scored 62 total points this year for the Blues. He has 31 goals this season with 286 shots on net, giving him a shooting percentage of 11%. He has a total of 31 assists on the year and averages 19.4 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 25 goals on 194 attempts. He has 39 assists, giving him a total of 64 points on the year. Jake Allen has 27 wins and 21 losses this season in goal for the Blues. He has 1,478 shots against him and he's surrendered 136 goals. He's made 1,342 stops for a save percentage of 91%.
Jon Marchessault has 73 total points this season for the Golden Knights. He has 25 goals this year with 257 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 10%. He has a total of 48 assists on the year and averages 17.5 minutes played per contest. William Karlsson averages 18.6 minutes of ice time per contest. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 23% by scoring 40 goals on 173 attempts. He has 30 assists, giving him a total of 70 points on the year. Marc-Andre Fleury has 28 wins and 12 losses this season in net for the Golden Knights. He has 1,327 shots against him and he's given up 92 goals. He's made 1,235 saves for a save percentage of 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues have 91 total points this year, which is 15th in the NHL. They've scored 212 goals while giving up 198 scores, which has them ranked 24th and 28th respectively. They have had 234 power play chances and scored 37 goals on those opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That is 29th in the league. The Blues have given up 220 power play opportunities and surrendered 43 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, ranking them 15th when short-handed. They average 33 shots per contest and as a team shoot 8.55% for the year. They allow 30 shot attempts to their opposition per game and have a team save percentage of 91%, which is 13th in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
The Golden Knights are 5th in the league with a total of 103 points this season. They have 52 power play goals on 234 chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 8th in the NHL. They've given up 223 power play opportunities and surrendered 41 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 82%, ranking 12th overall. As a team, the Golden Knights are 3rd with a total of 256 goals scored while they've given up 208 goals this season, ranking 26th in goals against. They average 33 shots per game and have a team shooting percentage of 10.15%. As a unit they give up 31 shots per contest and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them 8th overall in the NHL.
St. Louis is 13th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 51.2%, as they've attempted 4,468 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,252 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 52.5% as they have 3,392 attempts while they have given up 3,063 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 3rd in the league. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.7% of the time, which is 16th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.3% for the season. That is 19th overall in the NHL. They have 2,277 face-off wins compared to 2,247 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That ranks them 19th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,731 hits and they have blocked 1,189 shots from the opposition, putting them 8th overall.
The Golden Knights start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the year. That ranks them 8th and 28th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,301 face-off wins as opposed to 2,389 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.1%. That is 25th in the league. On defense Vegas has 1,630 hits and they've blocked 1,108 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 20th in blocked shots. Vegas is ranked 6th in Corsi percentage with 51.5% as they've tried 4,686 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,419 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 15th in the NHL at 51.4%, as they have 3,500 shots while they've given up 3,311 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Blues/Golden Knights NHL game against the spread? Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis +149
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis +149
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