Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues NHL Tips 10/21/2019
Monday, October 21, 2019
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (7-0-1, 1st in the Central Division) travel to Enterprise Center on Monday where they'll take on the St. Louis Blues (3-2-3, 3rd in the Central Division). The Avalanche open this contest at +104 while the Blues are coming in at -115. The total is set at 6. The Avalanche are covering 87.5% of the time, having gone 7-1 SU. St. Louis covers 37.5% of the time, going 3-5 straight up.
The Colorado Avalanche head into this game holding a record of 7 victories and 0 losses, ranking them 1st in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have converted a total of 35 goals which puts them at 1st in the conference and 2nd in the NHL. Their goal differential is +14, ranking them 1st in the NHL. The Avalanche currently have a total of 15 pts, which puts them at 2nd in the NHL and 1st in the West. In the matter of shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 250 which puts them at 7th in the West and 16th in the NHL. As a team, Colorado currently has a total of 121 hits which has them averaging 15.1 per contest. They currently have a total of 86 blocks for the year. The goaltender for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer from Rosenheim, Germany. He is 28 years old and has totaled 366 mins minding the goal for the campaign. Grubauer is conceding an average of 2.79 goals per contest which ranks him 12th among West goalies and 24th in the NHL. During this year, he has given up 17 goals. He has a save percentage of .919 which ranks him 8th among West goalies.
The Colorado Avalanche had a good night with a 6 - 2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning their last time out. The Avalanche had a solid offensive output in this victory. For this game, they earned a goal on 6 out of the 24 shots they put on goal. They also had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to net one. Colorado had 18 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Avalanche sat at 35 and the Corsi against was 49 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 41.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 31 while the Fenwick against sat at 36, meaning they had a rate of 46.3%. They won 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 26 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 27.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 122.3 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Tampa Bay Lightning earned a total of 46 shots. They finished with a total of 18 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 2 power play attempts.
The Blues will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 3 wins and 2 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are currently ranked 10th in the conference and 22nd in the league with -4. They have earned a total of 24 goals for the year which is good for 6th in the Western Conference. St. Louis has a team save % of .889 which has them 24th in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.9% ranking them 4th in the conference. In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having a bad campaign by surrendering 2.93 goals per contest and that ranks him 14th among Western Conference goalies and 26th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 368 minutes he has been on the ice, he's given up 18 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .909, which has him sitting 13th among Western Conference goalies and 25th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues went up against the Montreal Canadiens in an outing where the Blues took the loss by a final score of 5 - 2. In this outing, St. Louis had a 61.2% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 30 while the opposition had a Corsi of 19. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.4% with a Fenwick of 22 and the Canadiens having earned a 17 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis played and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO at even strength was 89.7 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 71.4%. The Blues netted 2 goals out of the 34 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. As for the opposition, the Canadiens had 5 power play attempts and came through by scoring 2 goals of those opportunities. St. Louis gave way to 25 shots on goal and the Canadiens had 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-115)
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