Vancouver Canucks at St. Louis Blues NHL Picks & Predictions 3/23/2018
Friday, March 23, 2018
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The Vancouver Canucks travel to Scottrade Center to play the St. Louis Blues on Friday, March 23, 2018. The opening line for this game has the Canucks at +252 and the Blues at -285.
Vancouver has a record of 25-39-9 this season and on the road they have a record of 13-21-3-2. They are 8th in the Pacific Division. They've scored 187 goals and given up 240 goals for a point differential of -53. For the season they have an ATS record of 25-48-0 and an over/under record of 41-32-0. St. Louis has a record of 40-28-5 including 22-15-0-0 at home this season. They are 5th in the Central Division. They've scored 203 goals and surrendered 194 for a goal differential of +9. Their record against the spread is 40-33-0 while their over/under record is 29-43-0.
Valuable Vancouver Canucks Betting Trends
The Vancouver Canucks are 25-48-0 straight up this year
The Vancouver Canucks are 41-32-0 against the over/under this season
Important St. Louis Blues Betting Trends
The St. Louis Blues are 40-33-0 straight up this year
The St. Louis Blues are 29-43-0 against the over/under this season
Key Vancouver Canucks Injuries
03/20/18 D Ben Hutton Foot is is out indefinitely
03/17/18 LW Loui Eriksson Ribs is out indefinitely
03/17/18 LW Sven Baertschi Shoulder is out indefinitely
03/15/18 D Erik Gudbranson Shoulder is out for season
03/08/18 RW Brock Boeser Back is out indefinitely
02/09/18 C Brendan Gaunce Foot IR (02/07)
02/09/18 C Markus Granlund Ankle IR (02/07)
Key St. Louis Blues Injuries
09/27/17 C Robby Fabbri ACL IR (10/01)
03/22/18 RW Vladimir Tarasenko Upper Body is "?" Friday vs Vancouver
03/17/18 GO Carter Hutton Neck is out indefinitely
03/05/18 D Jay Bouwmeester Hip is out for season
03/05/18 RW Scottie Upshall MCL is out indefinitely
Jacob Markstrom has 18 wins and 26 losses this season in net for the Canucks. He has 1,555 shots against him and he's given up 142 goals. He's made 1,413 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Brock Boeser has accumulated 55 total points this season for the Canucks. He has 29 goals this year with 179 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 16%. He has a total of 26 assists on the season and averages 17.5 minutes played per game. Daniel Sedin averages 15.1 minutes of ice time per game this year. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 13% by scoring 21 goals on 157 shots. He has 27 assists, giving him a total of 48 points on the season.
Brayden Schenn has scored 62 total points this year for the Blues. He has 25 goals this season with 184 shots on goal, giving him a shooting percentage of 14%. He has a total of 37 assists on the season and averages 19.7 minutes played per game. Jake Allen has 24 wins and 21 losses this year in goal for the Blues. He has 1,400 shots against him and he's surrendered 132 goals. He's made 1,268 saves for a save percentage of 91%. Vladimir Tarasenko averages 19.4 minutes of ice time per game. In that time he has a shooting percentage of 10% by scoring 27 goals on 276 shots. He has 31 assists, giving him a total of 58 points on the season.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have allowed 251 power play opportunities and have given up 56 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 78% this year. That is 23rd in the NHL. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 8.51% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 90%, which is ranked 29th in the league. The Canucks has 59 total points this season, ranking 30th in the NHL in offense. They are 28th in the league with 187 goals while they've given up 240 goals, which is 4th overall. They have had 225 power play opportunities and scored 49 goals on those chances for a percentage of 22%. That is 9th in the NHL.
Useful Team Statistics
As a team, the Blues are 24th with 203 goals scored while they are 27th in the NHL with 194 goals allowed this year. They average 33 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.48%. They give up 30 shots per game and have a save percentage of 91%, putting them in 13th place in the league. The Blues have a total of 85 points this year, which is 16th in the NHL. They have 36 power play goals on 228 opportunities for a percentage of 16%. That ranks their power play unit 29th. They've allowed 212 power play opportunities and have given up 42 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 80%, which is 17th overall.
Vancouver is 24th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 48.4%, as they've attempted 3,995 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 4,267 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 47.9% as they have 3,002 attempts while they have given up 3,259 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 27th in the league. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 49.7% of the time, which is 19th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 50.3% for the season. That is 14th overall in the NHL. They have 2,169 face-off wins compared to 2,213 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 49.5%. That ranks them 20th in the league. On defense Vancouver has 1,563 hits and they have blocked 1,008 shots from the opposition, putting them 26th overall.
The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 50.6% of the time while their defensive zone percentage is at 49.4% for the year. That ranks them 16th and 19th respectively in the NHL. They have 2,185 face-off wins as opposed to 2,163 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 50.3%. That is 19th in the league. On defense St. Louis has 1,686 hits and they've blocked 1,141 attempts from opposing offenses, ranking them 8th in blocked shots. St. Louis is ranked 13th in Corsi percentage with 51.3% as they've tried 4,310 shots on goal while at full strength while they have surrendered 4,094 shots on net when they have a full team on the ice. Their Fenwick percentage is 3rd in the NHL at 52.6%, as they have 3,280 shots while they've given up 2,953 attempts on defense.
Who will win tonight's Canucks/Blues NHL game against the spread? Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis -285
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis -285
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