St. Louis Blues vs Detroit Red Wings Expert NHL Picks 10/27/2019
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Little Ceasars Arena
Little Ceasars Arena is the venue where Jimmy Howard and the Detroit Red Wings (3-8-0, 7th in the Atlantic Division) will take on the St. Louis Blues (5-2-3, 3rd in the Central Division) on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has the Blues coming in at -120 and the Red Wings are at +109. The total is set at 6.5. The Blues cover 50.0% of the time, having gone 5-5 SU. The Red Wings cover 27.3% of the time, going 3-8 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 5 victories and 2 defeats, which is good for 3rd in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 32 goals which is 7th in the Western Conference and 14th in the league. Their goal differential is +1, which is good for 16th in the league. The Blues currently have a total of 13 pts, which is 11th in the league and 5th in the West. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 302 which is 12th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the league. As a team, St. Louis currently has a total of 164 hits which has them averaging 16.4 per contest. They currently have a total of 95 blocks for this year. The goaltender for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has played 488 mins defending the goal for the season. Binnington is conceding 2.58 GAA which places him at 12th in the Western Conference and 18th in the NHL among goalies. Over the course of this season, he's given up 21 goals. He has a save percentage of .916 which places him at 12th in the Western Conference.
The St. Louis Blues were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 2 win against the Los Angeles Kings the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blues had a impressive offensive performance in this win. In this matchup, they converted 5 out of the 35 shots they looked to score on. They also had 4 power play chances and were able to net 3 goals out of those chances. St. Louis earned 11 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 47 and the Corsi against at even strength was 31 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 60.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 32 and the Fenwick against was 29, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 52.5%. They took 14 face-off wins and were beaten on 17 tries to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 70.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.5 for this matchup. Regarding their opponent, the Los Angeles Kings put up 35 shots. They finished with a total of 13 minutes in the box and they earned 3 power play opportunities.
The Red Wings will be looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 3 victories and 8 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they are currently sitting 16th in the Eastern Conference and 31st in the league with -17. They have a total of 23 goals for the season which has them at 15th in the conference. Detroit has a team save % of .894 which has them sitting 23rd in the league, meaning there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 6.7% which puts them at 16th in the East. In net for Detroit is Jimmy Howard who is having a tough year by giving up 3.59 goals per game and that places him 22nd among East goalies and 41st among goalies in the NHL. In the 351 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has given up 21 goals. He has a save % of .901, which has him sitting 18th among East goalies and 32nd among goalies in the NHL.
The Detroit Red Wings faced the Buffalo Sabres in an outing where the Red Wings took the defeat by a tally of 2 - 0. For this outing, Detroit had a 63.1% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 41 and their opponent having a Corsi of 24. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 62.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 32 and the Sabres having a 19 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their PDO was 93.8 and their percentage of oZS was 61.9%. The Red Wings notched 0 goals out of the 41 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this game but weren't able to score a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Sabres had 3 power play chances and went on to score 1 goal on that chance. Detroit gave way to 25 shots on goal and the Sabres had 6 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Detroit (+109)
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