Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues NHL Tips 11/21/2019
Game: Calgary Flames vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Flames (+140) Blues (-155)
Enterprise Center is the site where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (13-4-5, 1st in the Central Division) will take on the Calgary Flames (10-11-3, 5th in the Pacific Division) on Thursday. The Blues open this matchup at -155 while the Flames are coming in at +140. The total has been set at 5.5. The Flames cover 36.4% of the time, having gone 8-14 SU. The Blues cover 59.1% of the time, going 13-9 straight up.
The Calgary Flames head into this game holding a record of 10 wins and 11 defeats, which puts them at 5th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 60 goals which ranks them 11th in the West and 22nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is -13, which puts them at 26th in the NHL. The Flames have earned a total of 23 points, which ranks them 18th in the NHL and 9th in the conference. In terms of shots toward the net, they have earned a total of 753 which ranks them 2nd in the West and 3rd in the NHL. As a team, Calgary has obtained a total of 291 hits which means they have an average of 12.1 per contest. They have earned a total of 216 blocks for this season. The goalie for Calgary is David Rittich from Jihlava, Czechoslovakia. He is 27 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,078 minutes in net this season. Rittich is conceding 2.73 GAA which puts him at 10th among West goaltenders and 18th in the NHL among goalies. For the year, he has given up 49 goals. He's earned a save % of .913 which puts him at 13th among West goaltenders.
The Calgary Flames will need a bounce back game after taking a 3 - 2 loss against the Colorado Avalanche their last time out. The Flames didn't have a great showing offensively in this loss. In their game, they netted 2 out of the 33 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score. Calgary ended up with 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Flames sat at 52 and the Corsi against was 40 giving them a Corsi percentage of 56.5%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 and the Fenwick against was 30, telling us they have a rate of 53.8%. They took 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 19 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 55.2% and they had a PDO of 89.1 in this one. Concerning opponent stats, the Colorado Avalanche racked up 26 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 4 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play chances.
The Blues are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 13 victories and 4 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 6th in the Western Conference and 12th in the league with +5. They have compiled a total of 65 goals for the year which is 6th in the conference. St. Louis has a save percentage as a team of .908 which currently has them sitting 11th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They are shooting 10.1% ranking them 4th in the Western Conference. In net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an average year by surrendering 2.32 goals per game and that ranks him 4th in the West and 6th in the NHL among goalies. In the 1,037 mins he has been on the ice this year, he has allowed 40 goals. He has a save % of .920, which ranks him 8th in the West and 12th in the NHL among goalies.
The St. Louis Blues opposed the Tampa Bay Lightning in a matchup where the Blues ended up with the victory by a score of 3 - 1. In their game, St. Louis had a 54.8% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 46 while the opposition had a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick percentage was 57.4% by earning a Fenwick of 35 and the Lightning finishing with a 26 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that St. Louis played and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO of 105.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 50.9%. The Blues netted 3 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this game but didn't score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Lightning had 2 power play attempts but were not able to notch a goal. St. Louis gave up 18 shots on goal and the Lightning had a total of 10 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (-155)
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Get all of Tonight's NHL Picks.
Get all of Tonight's guaranteed Expert NHL Picks.