Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues Hockey Betting Tips 11/23/2019
Game: Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+113) Blues (-125)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (14-4-5, 1st in the Central Division) host the Nashville Predators (9-9-3, 6th in the Central Division) at Enterprise Center on Saturday, November 23, 2019. The line on this contest has the Predators coming in at +113 and the Blues are at -125. The total is set at 5.5. The Predators cover 42.9% of the time, having gone 9-12 SU. The Blues cover 60.9% of the time, going 14-9 straight up.
The Nashville Predators head into this game holding a record of 9 victories and 9 defeats, ranking them 6th in the Central Division. So far this year, they have converted a total of 74 goals which has them ranked at 3rd in the West and 8th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +2, ranking them 15th in the NHL. The Predators have compiled a total of 21 points, which has them ranked at 26th in the NHL and 13th in the West. In discussing shots toward the net, they have compiled a total of 711 which has them ranked at 6th in the West and 14th in the NHL. As a group, Nashville currently has a total of 258 hits which means they have an average of 12.3 per game. They have compiled a total of 202 blocks for the year. The man protecting the net for Nashville is Pekka Rinne from Kempele, Finland. He is 37 years old and has played 764 mins in net for the year. Rinne is giving up an average of 3.06 goals per game which has him placed 17th in the Western Conference and 33rd in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's allowed 39 goals. He's earned a save % of .889 which has him placed 20th in the Western Conference.
The Nashville Predators had a rough game after their 6 - 3 loss against the Vancouver Canucks in their last contest. The Predators had a middle of the road offensive outing in this loss. For this matchup, they converted 3 of the 48 shots they put on net. They also had 6 power play chances and notched 1 goal out of those tries. Nashville had a total of 12 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Predators was 49 and the Corsi against at even strength was 16 which means they earned a Corsi percentage of 75.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 while the Fenwick against sat at 13, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 71.1%. They earned 28 face-off wins and lost 24 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 79.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 109.5 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Vancouver Canucks earned 23 shots. They finished with a total of 12 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 6 power play opportunities.
The Blues will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they have 14 wins and 4 losses. With reference to goal differential, they currently sit 3rd in the Western Conference and 8th in the league with +10. They have a total of 70 goals for the year which puts them at 6th in the Western Conference. St. Louis has a team save % of .913 which has them 7th in the league, meaning they are difficult to score against. They are shooting 10.4% ranking them 4th in the West. In net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.19 goals per contest and that places him 2nd among West goalies and 4th among goalies in the NHL. In the 1,097 minutes he has been on the ice this year, he has given up 40 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .926, which has him placed 5th among West goalies and 7th among goalies in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues went up against the Calgary Flames in a game where the Blues took home the win by a final score of 5 - 0. In this game, St. Louis wound up with a 38.6% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 34 while the opposition had a Corsi of 54. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 38.4% by earning a Fenwick of 28 and the Flames having earned a 45 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that St. Louis had and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO at even strength was 116.7 and their oZS percentage was 46.9%. The Blues notched 5 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and scored 1 out of those tries. Regarding the opposition, the Flames had 4 power play chances but were not able to notch a goal. St. Louis gave way to 40 shots on goal and the Flames racked up 9 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (-125)
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