Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues Hockey Betting Tips 10/24/2019
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (4-2-3, 3rd in the Central Division) host the Los Angeles Kings (4-5-0, 7th in the Pacific Division) at Enterprise Center on Thursday, October 24, 2019. The line on this game has the Kings coming in at +184 and the Blues are at -205. The over/under is set at 6. The Kings cover 44.4% of the time, having gone 4-5 SU. St. Louis covers 44.4% of the time, going 4-5 straight up.
The Los Angeles Kings step onto the ice with a record of 4 victories and 5 losses, which is good for 7th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have earned a total of 27 goals which ranks them 9th in the Western Conference and 17th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -7, which is good for 24th in the NHL. The Kings have compiled a total of 8 pts, which ranks them 22nd in the NHL and 11th in the conference. in respect to shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 342 which ranks them 4th in the West and 5th in the NHL. As a team, Los Angeles has compiled a total of 142 hits which means they are averaging 15.8 per contest. They have compiled a total of 102 blocks for this season. Looking after the goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 34 years old and has played a total of 297 minutes defending the goal for the season. Quick is allowing 4.44 goals per game which has him ranked 21st in the Western Conference and 47th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's allowed 22 goals. He holds a save % of .847 which has him ranked 24th in the Western Conference.
The Los Angeles Kings were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 2 win against the Winnipeg Jets in their previous game. The Kings played like an average offensive team in this victory. In their game, they netted 3 of the 41 shots they attempted. They also had 4 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal out of those attempts. Los Angeles racked up a total of 10 penalty minutes for this outing. The Corsi for the Kings was 33 and the Corsi against was 39 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 45.8%. Their Fenwick was 26 while the Fenwick against was 28, which tells us they had a rate of 48.1%. They took 20 face-off wins and lost 21 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 37.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 98.4 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Winnipeg Jets earned 28 shots. They finished with 8 minutes in the box and they had 5 power play attempts.
The Blues will be the team across the ice and for the season they sit with 4 victories and 2 losses. When discussing goal differential, they are currently ranked 8th in the conference and 19th in the league with -2. They currently have a total of 27 goals for the season which puts them at 8th in the West. St. Louis has a save percentage as a team of .893 which has them sitting 25th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 10.1% putting them at 4th in the conference. In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having a marginal year by giving up 2.66 goals per game and that ranks him 11th in the Western Conference and 19th in the NHL. In the 428 mins he has played, he's surrendered 19 goals. His save % is .912, which has him sitting 13th in the Western Conference and 23rd in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues opposed the Colorado Avalanche in a matchup where the Blues notched a victory by a mark of 3 - 1. In their game, St. Louis wound up with a 64.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 31 while their opponent had a Corsi of 17. Their Fenwick percentage was 72.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 24 and the Avalanche having a 9 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game St. Louis had and we'd say they played an average game. Their PDO was 112.5 and their oZS percentage was 57.7%. The Blues netted 3 goals of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had 5 power play opportunities in this game and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Avalanche had 5 power play opportunities and came through by scoring 1 goal on that try. St. Louis gave way to 18 shots on goal and the Avalanche racked up 12 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (-205)
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