St. Louis
Blues
Stadium Enterprise Center
3-1-3 Overall | 1-0-0 CENTRAL 2nd
TEAM STATSGFGAPOWER PLAY
Blues2224 21.05%
Schedule
Regular season
Wed  10/2
vs
Capitals
L / OT2-3
Sat  10/5
vs
Stars
W3-2
Mon  10/7
@
Maple Leafs
W3-2
Thu  10/10
@
Senators
W6-4
Sat  10/12
@
Canadiens
L3-6
Mon  10/14
@
Islanders
L / OT2-3
Thu  10/17
vs
Canucks
L / SO3-4
Sat  10/19
vs
Canadiens
TSN23:00pm
Mon  10/21
vs
Avalanche
8:00pm
Thu  10/24
vs
Kings
8:00pm
Team Outlook and Scouting Report

SEASON FORECASTS AND FUTURES PICKS

Vegas has the O/U for the Blues set at 96.5 points this season while our projections have them outscoring that at 103 points. They were the worst team in the league during the first half last season, if they can stay at the league average to start the season they should hit this over. A year under Jordan Binnington's belt can only help. Their odds to win it all are 12/1, 7.7% (#6). They win the championship in 8.1% of simulations which makes them a good betting value. They are also a good bet to win the West at 9/2, 18.2%. Their sim chance is 19.1%. They are projected to finish with 103 points and go over their pre-season futures line of 96.5. They are basically a lock to make the playoffs, but they do not have a great chance of winning their division (20.2%). Their average wins per simulation puts them at #4 in the West.

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REGULAR SEASON RECAP AND UPCOMING GAMES

Based on money line odds their expected record at this point of the season is 3.3-2.7. They are coming up short of expectations at 3-1-2. Money line backers would be down 57 units. They are 2-4 on puck line bets for a -225 loss. Their under-over record is 4-2. They were expected to win 52% of their games last season so their 45-28-9 met expectations. In terms of money line profit, they were one of the best teams at +382. They were not good on puck lines going 40-42 (-777 loss). More of their games came in under (44) than went over (34). They are heavy favorites in their upcoming game vs the Vancouver Canucks. The table below shows their upcoming games, their simulation based win percentage and their recent head to head record (WL, ATS, OU).

TEAM STATISTICAL STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES

Their record is better than it should be. Their average goal differential is -0.17 which ranks #17 in the league, but their rank based on points (per game) is #8. They are the #14 ranked team in goal differential (based on all teams' road stats) and the #15 ranked team among home teams. Their average goal differential in their past 5 games is 0 which ranks them #15 over this stretch, slightly better than the season overall.

OFFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (League Rank):

DEFENSIVE STATS PER GAME (Lower # is Better):

TEAM FANTASY LEADERS

The table below show the most valuable fantasy players on the team led by Jordan Binnington who is projected to be the #2 Goalie the rest of the season. The Better Option column shows the player directly above him and the Better Than column shows the player directly below him in the projected position rankings.

Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateEXPCOLLEGE
34 Allen, Jake G6-220308/07/1990No College
49 Barbashev, Ivan LW6-018712/14/1995No College
50 Binnington, Jordan G6-117407/11/1993No College
9 Blais, Sammy LW6-220506/17/1996No College
41 Bortuzzo, Robert D6-421603/18/1989No College
19 Bouwmeester, Jay D6-420609/27/1983No College
21 Bozak, Tyler C6-119903/19/1986No College
29 Dunn, Vince D6-020310/29/1996No College
15 Fabbri, Robby LW5-1019001/22/1996No College
72 Faulk, Justin D6-021703/20/1992No College
4 Gunnarsson, Carl D6-219811/09/1986No College
28 MacEachern, MacKenzie LW6-219003/09/1994No College
90 O'Reilly, Ryan C6-121602/07/1991No College
55 Parayko, Colton D6-623005/12/1993No College
57 Perron, David RW6-020005/28/1988No College
27 Pietrangelo, Alex D6-321001/18/1990No College
12 Sanford, Zach LW6-420711/09/1994No College
10 Schenn, Brayden C6-120008/22/1991No College
17 Schwartz, Jaden LW5-1019006/25/1992No College
20 Steen, Alexander RW6-021103/01/1984No College
70 Sundqvist, Oskar C6-320903/23/1994No College
91 Tarasenko, Vladimir RW6-022512/13/1991No College
18 Thomas, Robert RW6-018807/02/1999No College