St. Louis Blues vs Columbus Blue Jackets NHL Picks & Predictions 11/15/2019
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Columbus Blue Jackets
Date: Friday, November 15, 2019
Location: Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-167) Blue Jackets (+110)
Joonas Korpisalo and the Columbus Blue Jackets (6-8-4, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) play the St. Louis Blues (12-3-4, 1st in the Central Division) at Nationwide Arena on Friday, November 15, 2019. The Blues open this game at -167 while the Blue Jackets are coming in at +110. The over/under is set at 6. The Blues are covering 63.2% of the time, having gone 12-7 SU. Columbus is covering 33.3% of the time, going 6-12 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 12 victories and 3 losses, which puts them at 1st in the Central Division. So far this season, they have scored a total of 59 goals which is 5th in the West and 12th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +7, which puts them at 10th in the NHL. The Blues have compiled a total of 28 pts, which is 2nd in the NHL and 1st in the West. In terms of shots at the opposition, they have compiled a total of 545 which is 13th in the conference and 24th in the NHL. As a unit, St. Louis has earned a total of 298 hits which means they have an average of 15.7 per game. They have compiled a total of 167 blocks for the season. The man protecting the 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 918 minutes defending the goal this season. Binnington is giving up 2.35 goals against average which has him placed 4th among Western Conference goalies and 6th among goalies in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has surrendered 36 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .921 which has him placed 6th among Western Conference goalies.
The St. Louis Blues were on the losing side of the ice with a 3 - 2 loss to the Arizona Coyotes the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blues offense left a lot to be desired in the loss. In this game, they finished 2 out of the 35 shots they tried. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts but didn't net one. St. Louis earned a total of 6 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 49 and the Corsi against was 19 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 72.1%. Their Fenwick was 34 while the Fenwick against was 17, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 66.7%. They took 26 face-off wins and were beaten on 18 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 61.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 99.7 for this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Arizona Coyotes tallied 22 shots. They finished with 6 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
The Blue Jackets are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 6 victories and 8 losses. In terms of goal differential, they currently sit 14th in the East and 28th in the league with -18. They currently have a total of 42 goals for the season which ranks 16th in the conference. Columbus has a team save % of .892 which has them ranked 25th in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 6.9% putting them at 16th in the Eastern Conference. In net for Columbus is Joonas Korpisalo who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.13 GAA and that has him 18th among Eastern Conference goalies and 34th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 805 mins he's been on the ice this season, he's allowed 42 goals. He has a save percentage of .895, which puts him at 20th among Eastern Conference goalies and 37th among goaltenders in the NHL.
The Columbus Blue Jackets played the Montreal Canadiens in a matchup where the Blue Jackets took a loss by a final score of 3 - 2. In this game, Columbus went home with a 40.5% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 34 while the opposition had a Corsi of 50. Their Fenwick rate came in at 44.6% by notching a Fenwick of 25 and the Canadiens earning a 31 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Columbus had and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO was 100.5 and their percentage of oZS was 38.9%. The Blue Jackets scored 2 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. Concerning their opponent, the Canadiens had 2 power play chances but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Columbus gave up 32 shots on goal and the Canadiens earned a total of 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (-167)
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