Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues NHL Betting Tips 11/16/2019
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, November 16, 2019
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+113) Blues (-125)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (9-9-2, 6th in the Pacific Division) travel to Enterprise Center on Saturday where they'll meet the St. Louis Blues (12-3-4, 1st in the Central Division). The Blues open this game at -125 while the Ducks are priced at +113. The O/U is set at 6.5. The Ducks are covering 45.0% of the time, having gone 9-11 SU. St. Louis covers 63.2% of the time, going 12-7 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks come into this matchup with a record of 9 victories and 9 defeats, which is good for 6th in the Pacific Division. During the year thus far, they have earned a total of 53 goals which has them sitting at 11th in the conference and 23rd in the league. Their goal differential is -5, which is good for 23rd in the league. The Ducks currently have a total of 20 points, which has them sitting at 22nd in the league and 11th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots on goal, they currently have a total of 576 which has them sitting at 12th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the league. As a team, Anaheim has compiled a total of 293 hits which has them averaging 14.7 per contest. They currently have a total of 203 blocks for the year. The goalie for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has totaled 872 mins protecting the net for the year. Gibson is giving up 2.96 goals per game which places him at 15th in the Western Conference and 26th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he has surrendered 43 goals. His save percentage is .911 which places him at 14th in the Western Conference.
The Anaheim Ducks will need a bounce back game after taking a 5 - 3 defeat against the San Jose Sharks in their previous game. The Ducks had an average offensive performance in the defeat. For this matchup, they netted 3 of the 32 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 4 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal out of those attempts. Anaheim earned 11 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Ducks was 33 and the Corsi against was 48 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 40.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 25 while the Fenwick against was 37, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 40.3%. They earned 15 face-off wins and lost 18 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 52.8% and they had a PDO of 102.2 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the San Jose Sharks racked up 35 shots. They ended the game with 13 minutes in the box and they earned 3 power play attempts.
The Blues will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 12 wins and 3 defeats. In the matter of goal differential, they are currently sitting 5th in the West and 11th in the league with +7. They currently have a total of 59 goals for the season which has them ranked at 5th in the conference. St. Louis has a save % as a team of .909 which currently has them ranked 13th in the league, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 10.8% putting them at 4th in the conference. In net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an ok season by giving up 2.35 goals against average and that has him 4th in the Western Conference and 6th among goalies in the NHL. In the 918 mins he has been on the ice this season, he has given up 36 goals. He has a save % of .921, which ranks him 6th in the Western Conference and 9th among goalies in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues faced off against the Arizona Coyotes in an outing where the Blues ended up losing by a score of 3 - 2. In this outing, St. Louis had a 72.1% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 49 and the other team having a Corsi of 19. They had a Fenwick percentage of 66.7% by earning a Fenwick of 34 and the Coyotes earning a 17 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. They had a PDO of 99.7 and their oZS percentage was 61.7%. The Blues netted 2 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning the opposition, the Coyotes had 3 power play attempts and used that advantage to score 1 goal. St. Louis allowed 22 shots on goal and the Coyotes ended up with 6 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-125)
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