Columbus Blue Jackets vs St. Louis Blues NHL Point Spread Picks 11/1/2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
Enterprise Center is the site where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (7-3-3, 3rd in the Central Division) will take on the Columbus Blue Jackets (5-5-2, 5th in the Metropolitan Division) on Friday. The Blues open this game at -168 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at +152. The total is set at 5.5. The Blue Jackets cover 41.7% of the time, having gone 5-7 SU. St. Louis is covering 53.9% of the time, going 7-6 straight up.
The Columbus Blue Jackets head into this game holding a record of 5 wins and 5 losses, which puts them at 5th in the Metropolitan Division. Thus far in the season, they have racked up a total of 31 goals which is 13th in the conference and 25th in the league. Their goal differential is -12, which puts them at 26th in the league. The Blue Jackets currently have a total of 12 points, which is 20th in the league and 11th in the conference. in respect to shots on goal, they currently have a total of 394 which is 8th in the conference and 16th in the league. As a group, Columbus currently has a total of 187 hits which has them averaging 15.6 per contest. They currently have a total of 147 blocks for the year. The man in goal for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo from Winnipeg, Manitoba. He is 25 years old and has totaled 570 mins in goal for the campaign. Korpisalo is giving up an average of 3.37 goals against average which has him ranked 19th in the Eastern Conference and 35th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has given up 32 goals. His save percentage is .886 which has him ranked 20th in the Eastern Conference.
The Columbus Blue Jackets were on the losing side of the ice with a 4 - 1 loss to the Edmonton Oilers in their previous contest. The Blue Jackets didn't have their best offensive outing in this loss. For this game, they finished 1 of the 24 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play attempts and notched 1 goal out of those tries. Columbus earned a total of 10 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets was 22 and the Corsi against was 45 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 32.8%. Their Fenwick was 15 and the Fenwick against was 32, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 31.9%. They won 20 face-off wins and were beaten on 16 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 46.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 87.0 for this game. Regarding their opponent, the Edmonton Oilers earned 31 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty mins and they earned a total of 5 power play chances.
The Blues will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 7 victories and 3 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they rank 8th in the Western Conference and 16th in the NHL with 0. They currently have a total of 39 goals for this year which is 6th in the Western Conference. St. Louis has a save % as a team of .902 which currently has them ranked 20th in the NHL, which means there should be some chances to score. They are shooting 10.4% ranking them 4th in the West. In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an ok year by surrendering 2.52 goals against average and that places him 9th among West goaltenders and 14th among goalies in the NHL. In the 667 mins he has played, he's allowed 28 goals. He holds a save percentage of .918, which places him at 9th among West goaltenders and 19th among goalies in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues went up against the Minnesota Wild in a matchup where the Blues earned a win by a final of 2 - 1. For this matchup, St. Louis earned a 43.3% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 26 and the other team having a Corsi of 34. They had a Fenwick percentage of 44.4% by notching a Fenwick of 20 and the Wild having a 25 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that St. Louis played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO of 109.5 and they had an oZS percentage of 57.7%. The Blues netted 2 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. As for their opponent, the Wild had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to take advantage of it. St. Louis allowed 36 shots on goal and the Wild racked up 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Columbus (+152)
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