Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues NHL Game Picks 10/30/2019
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (6-3-3, 3rd in the Central Division) host the Minnesota Wild (4-7-0, 6th in the Central Division) at Enterprise Center on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. The Blues open this game at -170 while the Wild are coming in at +153. The over/under is set at 5.5. The Wild are covering 36.4% of the time, having gone 4-7 SU. St. Louis is covering 50.0% of the time, going 6-6 straight up.
The Minnesota Wild head into this game holding a record of 4 wins and 7 losses, putting them at 6th in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 26 goals which is good for 13th in the West and 28th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -11, putting them at 27th in the NHL. The Wild have earned a total of 8 pts, which is good for 25th in the NHL and 13th in the Western Conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 325 which is good for 14th in the Western Conference and 26th in the NHL. As a team, Minnesota has earned a total of 167 hits which means they are averaging 15.2 per contest. They have earned a total of 115 blocks for this season. Protecting the goal for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk from Regina, Saskatchewan. He is 33 years old and has played 352 mins defending the net this year. Dubnyk is giving up an average of 3.92 GAA which has him sitting 20th among West goaltenders and 44th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he's given up 23 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .880 which has him sitting 19th among West goaltenders.
The Minnesota Wild had a good night with a 5 - 1 victory against the Los Angeles Kings in their previous game. The Wild had a impressive offensive output in this win. For this matchup, they scored on 5 out of the 27 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities but weren't able to score. Minnesota ended up with 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Wild was 34 and the Corsi against was 41 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 45.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 29, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 48.2%. They earned 15 face-off wins at even strength and lost 26 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 61.3% and they had a PDO of 119.7 in this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Los Angeles Kings tallied 31 shots. They finished with 6 minutes in the box and they notched 3 power play opportunities.
The Blues will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 6 wins and 3 defeats. With reference to goal differential, they rank 8th in the West and 18th in the NHL with -1. They have earned a total of 37 goals for the season which is good for 5th in the Western Conference. St. Louis has a team save % of .895 which currently has them sitting 22nd in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 10.6% which puts them at 5th in the Western Conference. In net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an average year by allowing 2.67 goals per game and that has him 13th among Western Conference goalies and 22nd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 607 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he's given up 27 goals. His save percentage is .912, which has him placed 13th among Western Conference goalies and 24th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The St. Louis Blues went up against the Detroit Red Wings in an outing where the Blues notched a win by a mark of 5 - 4. While out there on the ice, St. Louis had a 33.3% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 24 while the opposition had a Corsi of 48. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 35.2% by notching a Fenwick of 19 and the Red Wings having earned a 35 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis played and it was a good performance overall. Their PDO at even strength was 117.5 and their percentage of oZS was 21.4%. The Blues netted 5 goals of the 20 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and were able to net 2 out of those chances. Regarding the opposition, the Red Wings had 3 power play attempts and came through by scoring 1 goal. St. Louis conceded 33 shots on goal and the Red Wings earned 8 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (-170)
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