Arizona Coyotes vs St. Louis Blues NHL Point Spread Picks 11/12/2019
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (9-6-2, 5th in the Pacific Division) are headed to Enterprise Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the St. Louis Blues (12-3-3, 1st in the Central Division). The Coyotes open this matchup at +149 while the Blues are coming in at -165. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Coyotes cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 8-8 SU. St. Louis is covering 66.7% of the time, going 12-6 straight up.
The Arizona Coyotes head into this game holding a record of 9 wins and 6 defeats, ranking them 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 48 goals which has them ranked at 9th in the West and 21st in the NHL. Their goal differential is +7, ranking them 11th in the NHL. The Coyotes currently have a total of 20 pts, which has them ranked at 18th in the NHL and 9th in the conference. In connection with shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 535 which has them ranked at 9th in the Western Conference and 19th in the NHL. As a group, Arizona has compiled a total of 243 hits which has them averaging 14.3 per game. They currently have a total of 164 blocks for this season. The man between the pipes for Arizona is Darcy Kuemper from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He is 29 years old and has played 719 minutes minding the net this year. Kuemper is giving up 2.00 GAA which has him ranked 1st among Western Conference goalies and 3rd among goalies in the NHL. For the year, he has allowed 24 goals. He has a save % of .930 which has him ranked 3rd among Western Conference goalies.
The Arizona Coyotes will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 3 defeat to the Minnesota Wild in their previous contest. The Coyotes had a middle of the road offensive outing in this defeat. In this outing, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 35 shots they put on net. They also had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Arizona had 2 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Coyotes was 48 and the Corsi against at even strength was 34 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 58.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 37 and the Fenwick against sat at 28, giving them a rate of 56.9%. They took 27 face-off wins and were beaten on 13 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 61.5% and they had a PDO at even strength of 94.4 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Minnesota Wild put up 24 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty mins and they earned 1 power play chance.
The Blues will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the year they sit with 12 wins and 3 losses. With reference to goal differential, they currently sit 5th in the West and 10th in the NHL with +7. They have a total of 57 goals for this year which puts them at 3rd in the Western Conference. St. Louis has a team save % of .909 which has them sitting 14th in the NHL, which means scoring chances could present themselves. They have a team shooting percentage of 11.2% which puts them at 2nd in the conference. In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an average season by surrendering 2.39 goals per game and that has him ranked 6th among West goaltenders and 11th among goalies in the NHL. In the 853 minutes he's been on the ice, he's allowed 34 goals. He holds a save % of .922, which puts him at 7th among West goaltenders and 11th among goalies in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues faced off against the Calgary Flames in a matchup where the Blues got the victory by a mark of 3 - 2. For this matchup, St. Louis wound up with a 54.8% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 34 while their opponent had a Corsi of 28. Their Fenwick rate came in at 60.0% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Flames having a 18 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that St. Louis had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO was 94.1 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 46.0%. The Blues scored 3 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play opportunities in this game and converted 2 out of those attempts. On the other side of the ice, the Flames had 2 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. St. Louis allowed 29 shots on goal and the Flames had a total of 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Arizona (+149)
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