St. Louis Blues vs Minnesota Wild NHL Betting Tips 11/2/2019
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Xcel Energy Center
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (7-3-3, 3rd in the Central Division) travel to Xcel Energy Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Minnesota Wild (4-9-0, 6th in the Central Division). The line on this game has the Blues priced at -120 and the Wild are at +109. The O/U has been set at 6.5. The Blues cover 53.9% of the time, having gone 7-6 SU. Minnesota is covering 30.8% of the time, going 4-9 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues step onto the ice holding a record of 7 wins and 3 defeats, putting them at 3rd in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 39 goals which is good for 7th in the Western Conference and 15th in the NHL. Their goal differential is 0, putting them at 16th in the NHL. The Blues currently have a total of 17 points, which is good for 8th in the NHL and 4th in the West. In discussing shots on goal, they currently have a total of 374 which is good for 13th in the conference and 24th in the NHL. As a unit, St. Louis currently has a total of 212 hits which means they have an average of 16.3 per contest. They currently have a total of 125 blocks for the year. The man protecting the goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has racked up 667 mins in net this season. Binnington is giving up 2.52 GAA which places him at 9th among West goalies and 14th in the NHL among goalies. So far this season, he has surrendered 28 goals. He holds a save percentage of .918 which places him at 9th among West goalies.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 2 - 1 win over the Minnesota Wild in their previous contest. The Blues didn't have their best offensive outing in the victory. For this game, they finished 2 out of the 26 shots they looked to score on. They also had 3 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. St. Louis racked up a total of 6 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 26 and the Corsi against at even strength was 34 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 43.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 20 while the Fenwick against sat at 25, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 44.4%. They took 23 face-off wins and lost 14 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 57.7% and they had a PDO of 109.5 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Minnesota Wild tallied a total of 36 shots. They had 6 penalty mins and they tallied 3 power play attempts.
The Wild are the team looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 4 wins and 9 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they currently sit 13th in the Western Conference and 28th in the NHL with -15. They have a total of 30 goals for the season which has them ranked at 14th in the Western Conference. Minnesota has a team save percentage of .887 which has them sitting 25th in the NHL, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 7.8% putting them at 12th in the West. In goal for Minnesota is Devan Dubnyk who is having a bad campaign by allowing 3.65 goals per game and that places him 19th among Western Conference goaltenders and 41st in the NHL. In the 410 minutes he has played this year, he has given up 25 goals. He has a save percentage of .885, which ranks him 19th among Western Conference goaltenders and 41st in the NHL.
The Minnesota Wild went up against the St. Louis Blues in an outing where the Wild went home in defeat by a mark of 2 - 1. For this game, Minnesota had a 56.7% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 34 and their opponent having a Corsi of 26. Their Fenwick rate was 55.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 25 and the Blues having earned a 20 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Minnesota played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 90.5 and their percentage of oZS was 42.3%. The Wild notched 1 goal of the 36 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Blues had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Minnesota gave up 26 shots on goal and the Blues earned a total of 6 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (-120) and over 2.5 total goals
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