St. Louis Blues vs Calgary Flames NHL Game Picks 11/9/2019
Saturday, November 9, 2019
David Rittich and the Calgary Flames (10-7-2, 2nd in the Pacific Division) host the St. Louis Blues (11-3-3, 1st in the Central Division) at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday, November 9, 2019. The line on this contest has the Blues priced at +118 and the Flames are at -130. The O/U has been set at 6. The Blues cover 64.7% of the time, having gone 11-6 SU. Calgary is covering 47.1% of the time, going 8-9 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues step onto the ice holding a record of 11 wins and 3 defeats, ranking them 1st in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 54 goals which ranks them 4th in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +6, ranking them 10th in the NHL. The Blues have earned a total of 25 points, which ranks them 2nd in the NHL and 1st in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have earned a total of 482 which ranks them 13th in the conference and 23rd in the NHL. As a unit, St. Louis has collected a total of 265 hits which means they have an average of 15.6 per contest. They have earned a total of 155 blocks for the year. The man in net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 791 minutes defending the net this year. Binnington is allowing an average of 2.43 goals against average which has him ranked 8th in the West and 13th among goalies in the NHL. For the season, he's allowed 32 goals. He holds a save % of .921 which has him ranked 8th in the West.
The St. Louis Blues came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5 - 2 win against the Edmonton Oilers in their previous game. The Blues had a impressive offensive output in this victory. For this outing, they earned a goal on 5 out of the 25 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances and were able to net 2 goals out of those opportunities. St. Louis had a total of 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 37 and the Corsi against was 42 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 46.8%. Their Fenwick sat at 22 while the Fenwick against sat at 33, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 40.0%. They earned 28 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 16 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 38.9% and they had a PDO of 103.4 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Edmonton Oilers tallied 34 shots. They had a total of 6 minutes in the box and they tallied 3 power play opportunities.
The Flames will be the team across the ice and for the season they have 10 victories and 7 losses. In connection with goal differential, they are currently sitting 10th in the conference and 21st in the NHL with 0. They have a total of 55 goals for the season which ranks 3rd in the Western Conference. Calgary has a team save % of .909 which currently has them sitting 14th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 9.2% which puts them at 9th in the Western Conference. In goal for Calgary is David Rittich who is having an ok season by allowing 2.74 goals per contest and that ranks him 13th in the Western Conference and 20th in the NHL. In the 899 minutes he's been on the ice this year, he's allowed 41 goals. His save percentage is .915, which ranks him 12th in the Western Conference and 20th in the NHL.
The Calgary Flames opposed the New Jersey Devils in a game where the Flames notched a victory by a final score of 5 - 2. In this matchup, Calgary wound up with a 54.8% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 34 while the opposition had a Corsi of 28. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 53.2% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Devils earning a 22 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Calgary had and we'd say they played well overall. Their PDO was 102.5 and their percentage of oZS was 57.9%. The Flames scored 5 goals of the 38 shots on goal they took. They had 6 power play chances in this game and were able to notch 2 out of those attempts. Concerning the opposition, the Devils had 3 power play opportunities but didn't tally a goal. Calgary conceded 23 shots on goal and the Devils earned 12 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Calgary (-130)
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