St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers NHL Picks & Predictions 11/6/2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Mike Smith and the Edmonton Oilers (10-4-2, 1st in the Pacific Division) host the St. Louis Blues (9-3-3, 1st in the Central Division) at Rogers Place on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. The Blues open this matchup at +112 while the Oilers are coming in at -122. The O/U has been set at 6. The Blues cover 60% of the time, having gone 9-6 SU. The Oilers also cover 60% of the time, going 9-6 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 9 wins and 3 defeats, which puts them at 1st in the Central Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 47 goals which has them sitting at 4th in the West and 11th in the league. Their goal differential is +2, which puts them at 15th in the league. The Blues have a total of 21 pts, which has them sitting at 4th in the league and 2nd in the West. With reference to shots on goal, they have a total of 430 which has them sitting at 13th in the Western Conference and 24th in the league. As a team, St. Louis has earned a total of 238 hits which has them averaging 15.9 per game. They have a total of 137 blocks for the year. The goalie for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 727 minutes minding the goal this year. Binnington is giving up 2.56 goals against average which has him ranked 11th among West goalies and 17th in the NHL among goalies. So far this year, he's allowed 31 goals. He holds a save percentage of .917 which has him ranked 12th among West goalies.
The St. Louis Blues were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 victory against the Minnesota Wild in their last contest. The Blues had a good offensive output in the win. In their game, they scored on 4 out of the 29 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances but didn't net one. St. Louis earned a total of 4 penalty mins in their game. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 31 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 56.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 23, which earned them a rate of 54.0%. They earned 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 40.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.1 in this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Minnesota Wild racked up a total of 23 shots. They had 6 penalty mins and they tallied 2 power play chances.
The Oilers will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 10 victories and 4 defeats. Regarding goal differential, they are sitting 5th in the Western Conference and 12th in the NHL with +5. They currently have a total of 45 goals for the year which has them at 7th in the Western Conference. Edmonton has a save percentage as a team of .919 which has them ranked 7th in the NHL, which means scoring chances may be limited. They are shooting 9.9% putting them at 5th in the conference. In goal for Edmonton is Mike Smith who is having an average season by surrendering 2.12 goals per game and that places him 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 5th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 509 mins he has played, he's given up 18 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .931, which has him ranking 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 5th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Edmonton Oilers played the Arizona Coyotes in a game where the Oilers ended up taking the loss by a final of 3 - 2. For this game, Edmonton went home with a 49.2% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 31 and the other team having a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% with a Fenwick of 24 and the Coyotes finishing with a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Edmonton had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. They had a PDO of 95.8 and their percentage of oZS was 57.6%. The Oilers notched 2 goals of the 28 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play attempts in this game but didn't put one in the back of the net. As for their opponent, the Coyotes had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Edmonton allowed 24 shots on goal and the Coyotes earned 4 penalty minutes.
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Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (+112)
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