St. Louis Blues vs New York Islanders NHL Picks 10/14/2019
Monday, October 14, 2019
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Nassau Coliseum is the site where Anthony Beauvillier and the New York Islanders (1-3-0, 7th in the Metropolitan Division) will take on the St. Louis Blues (3-0-1, 3rd in the Central Division) on Monday. The Islanders open this matchup at +103 while the Blues are coming in at -114. The O/U opens at 5.5. The Blues cover 60.0% of the time, having gone 3-2 SU. New York is covering 25.0% of the time, going 1-3 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6 - 4 win over the Ottawa Senators in their last contest. The Blues had a impressive offensive output in the win. For this outing, they netted 6 of the 37 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 4 power play opportunities and notched 1 goal out of those opportunities. St. Louis earned a total of 0 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 49 and the Corsi against was 51 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 49.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 41 while the Fenwick against was 37, which means they had a rate of 52.6%. They earned 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 31 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 51.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 104.2 for this matchup. Concerning opponent stats, the Ottawa Senators put up 29 shots. They had a total of 8 penalty minutes and they tallied 0 power play opportunities.
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The Blues have 7 total points this season, which ranks them 5th in the NHL. They are 11th in the league in goals scored with 14 while they've given up 11 goals, ranking them 20th overall. They have had 11 power play opportunities and have scored 2 goals on those chances for a percentage of 18%. That is 20th in the NHL. The Blues have allowed 7 power play opportunities and have given up 1 goal on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 86%, putting them 10th in the league when short-handed. They average 30 shots per game and as a team shoot 11.76% for the season. They allow 32 shots to their opposition per contest and have a team save percentage of 91%. That puts them 13th in the league in stopping the puck.
The New York Islanders played the Carolina Hurricanes in a game where the Islanders took the defeat by a mark of 5 - 2. In this outing, New York went home with a 42.1% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 40 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 55. Their Fenwick rate came in at 37.9% by earning a Fenwick of 25 and the Hurricanes having a 41 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New York played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their PDO at even strength was 84.4 and their oZS percentage was 60.3%. The Islanders scored 2 goals of the 19 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play opportunities in this one and were able to notch 2 out of those opportunities. In discussing the opposition, the Hurricanes had 2 power play chances but were not able to use the chance to their advantage. New York allowed 40 shots on goal and the Hurricanes earned a total of 10 penalty mins.
Useful Team Statistics
The Islanders are 24th in the NHL with a total of 2 points this year. They have 3 power play goals on 9 opportunities for a percentage of 33%. That ranks them 7th in the league as a power play unit. They've allowed 11 power play opportunities and have given up 3 goals on those chances for a penalty kill percentage of 73%. That is 21st in the NHL. As a team, the Islanders are 25th in the league with 9 goals scored while they've given up 13 goals, which is 17th overall. They average 26 shots per contest and have a team shooting percentage of 8.57%. As a team they give up 33 shots per game and have a save percentage of 90%. That is 19th in the NHL.
St. Louis is 30th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 43.9%, as they've attempted 138 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 176 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage is 46.1% as they have 112 attempts while they have given up 131 shots on the defensive end. That ranks them 25th in the league. The Blues start possessions in the offensive zone 53% of the time, which is 10th in the league, while their defensive zone percentage is at 47% for the season. That is 22nd overall in the NHL. They have 93 face-off wins compared to 99 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 48.4%. That ranks them 23rd in the league. On defense St. Louis has 74 hits and they have blocked 45 shots from the opposition, putting them 12th overall.
The Islanders are 18th in the league in starting possessions in the offensive zone, doing so 49.2% of the time. Their defensive zone percentage is at 50.8% for the season, which is 14th in the NHL. They have 95 face-off wins compared to 83 losses, meaning their face-off win percentage is 53.4%. That is 5th in the league. On defense New York has 79 hits and they have blocked 60 shots from the opposition, which is 1st in the league. New York is 29th in the NHL in Corsi percentage with 45% as they've attempted 157 shots on net at full strength while they've given up 192 shots on net in the same situations. Their Fenwick percentage of 45.9% ranks 26th as they have 112 attempts while they have given up 132 shots on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's Blues/Islanders NHL game against the spread? Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis
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