St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators Expert NHL Picks Against the Spread 11/25/2019
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators
Date: Monday, November 25, 2019
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+120) Predators (-133)
Pekka Rinne and the Nashville Predators (10-9-3, 5th in the Central Division) play the St. Louis Blues (14-5-5, 1st in the Central Division) at Bridgestone Arena on Monday, November 25, 2019. The odds on this game have the Blues priced at +120 and the Predators are at -133. The over/under opens at 5.5. The Blues cover 58.3% of the time, having gone 14-10 SU. The Predators cover 45.5% of the time, going 10-12 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues come into this matchup with a record of 14 victories and 5 losses, ranking them 1st in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have scored a total of 72 goals which is good for 6th in the Western Conference and 14th in the league. Their goal differential is +8, ranking them 11th in the league. The Blues have a total of 33 points, which is good for 4th in the league and 1st in the West. Regarding shots at the opposition, they have a total of 701 which is good for 13th in the conference and 23rd in the league. As a group, St. Louis has obtained a total of 381 hits which has them averaging 15.9 per contest. They have a total of 204 blocks for the year. In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,155 minutes protecting the goal for the season. Binnington is conceding 2.23 goals against average which has him sitting 3rd among Western Conference goaltenders and 5th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he's surrendered 43 goals. He's earned a save % of .926 which has him sitting 6th among Western Conference goaltenders.
The St. Louis Blues will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4 - 2 defeat to the Nashville Predators in their previous game. The Blues had a below average offensive outing in the loss. For this game, they netted 2 out of the 26 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 3 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal out of those opportunities. St. Louis ended up with a total of 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 32 and the Corsi against was 38 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 45.7%. Their Fenwick was 19 and the Fenwick against sat at 33, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 36.5%. They took 20 face-off wins and lost 24 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 51.9% and they had a PDO of 91.9 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Nashville Predators racked up a total of 43 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
The Predators will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they sit with 10 wins and 9 losses. When talking about goal differential, they currently sit 7th in the conference and 14th in the league with +4. They have a total of 78 goals for the season which has them ranked at 3rd in the conference. Nashville has a save percentage as a team of .883 which has them sitting 29th in the league, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a shooting percentage of 10.3% which puts them at 3rd in the West. In goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a tough season by giving up 3.06 goals against average and that has him ranked 17th among Western Conference goaltenders and 32nd among goalies in the NHL. In the 764 minutes he's played, he has given up 39 goals. He has a save percentage of .889, which has him ranked 22nd among Western Conference goaltenders and 44th among goalies in the NHL.
The Nashville Predators went up against the St. Louis Blues in a matchup where the Predators ended up with the win by a tally of 4 - 2. In this matchup, Nashville went home with a 54.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 38 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate was 63.5% by notching a Fenwick of 33 and the Blues having earned a 19 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville had and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO of 108.1 and their oZS percentage was 48.1%. The Predators netted 4 goals out of the 43 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Regarding the opposition, the Blues had 3 power play opportunities and were able to tally 1 goal. Nashville conceded 26 shots on goal and the Blues earned 6 minutes in the box.
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Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (+120)
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