Vancouver Canucks vs St. Louis Blues NHL Point Spread Picks 10/17/2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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J.T. Miller and the Vancouver Canucks (2-2-0, 5th in the Pacific Division) are headed to Enterprise Center on Thursday where they'll meet the St. Louis Blues (3-1-2, 3rd in the Central Division). The Blues open this game at -185 while the Canucks are priced at +166. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Canucks cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 2-2 SU. St. Louis covers 50.0% of the time, going 3-3 straight up.
The Vancouver Canucks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win against the Philadelphia Flyers in their previous game. The Canucks had an average offensive outing in the win. In this game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 24 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but didn't net one. Vancouver had a total of 6 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Canucks was 36 and the Corsi against was 38 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 48.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 25 while the Fenwick against sat at 24, which gave them a rate of 51.0%. They took 27 face-off wins at even strength and lost 25 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 50.5% and they had a PDO of 107.8 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Philadelphia Flyers earned a total of 32 shots. They had a total of 4 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play attempts.
Useful Team Statistics
The Canucks have 4 total points this season, which ranks them 25th in the NHL. They are 27th in the league in goals scored with 12 while they've given up 10 goals, ranking them 28th overall. They have had 14 power play opportunities and have scored 1 goal on those chances for a percentage of 7%. That is 26th in the NHL. The Canucks have allowed 13 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 92%, putting them 3rd in the league when short-handed. They average 29 shots per game and as a team shoot 10.34% for the season. They allow 31 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 92%. That puts them 8th in the league in stopping the puck.
The St. Louis Blues faced off against the New York Islanders in a game where the Blues ended up losing by a mark of 3 - 2. In this matchup, St. Louis wound up with a 45.9% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 39 while the opposition had a Corsi of 46. Their Fenwick percentage was 48.9% with a Fenwick of 23 and the Islanders finishing with a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis had and it could be said that this team has had better games. Their PDO was 91.3 and their oZS percentage was 55.9%. The Blues scored 2 goals of the 23 shots on goal they tried. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 1 out of those tries. On the other side of the ice, the Islanders had 1 power play chance but didn't tally a goal. St. Louis conceded 32 shots on goal and the Islanders had 4 minutes in the box.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blues are 9th in the NHL with a total of 8 points this year. They have 4 power play goals on 15 opportunities for a percentage of 27%. That ranks them 10th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 12 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 92%. That is 4th in the NHL. As a team, the Blues are 15th in the league with 19 goals scored while they've given up 20 goals, which is 12th overall. They average 29 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 11.11%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 17th in the NHL.
Vancouver is 5th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 52.7%, as they've attempted 157 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 141 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 51% as they have 106 attempts while they have given up 102 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 13th in the league. The Canucks start possessions in the offensive zone 52.1% of the time, which is 12th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47.9% for the season. That is 20th overall in the NHL. They have 82 face-off wins compared to 102 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 44.6%. That ranks them 31st in the league. On defense Vancouver has 54 hits and they have blocked 39 shots from the opposition, putting them 30th overall.
The Blues are 14th 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 17th in the NHL. They have 155 face-off wins compared to 137 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.1%. That is 3rd in the league. On defense St. Louis has 114 hits and they have blocked 79 shots from the opposition, which is 2nd in the league. St. Louis is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 43.7% as they've attempted 209 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 269 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.9% ranks 28th as they have 161 attempts while they have given up 190 shots on the defensive end.
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