St. Louis Blues vs Vancouver Canucks Hockey Betting Tips 11/5/2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks (9-3-2, 2nd in the Pacific Division) play the St. Louis Blues (9-3-3, 1st in the Central Division) at Rogers Arena on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. The odds on this matchup have the Blues coming in at +113 and the Canucks are at -125. The O/U is set at 6. The Blues cover 60.0% of the time, having gone 9-6 SU. The Canucks cover 58.3% of the time, going 7-5 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 9 victories and 3 defeats, which is good for 1st in the Central Division. Thus far in the season, they have earned a total of 47 goals which ranks 4th in the Western Conference and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +2, which is good for 15th in the NHL. The Blues have earned a total of 21 points, which ranks 3rd in the NHL and 1st in the conference. In the matter of shots at the opposing goalie, they have earned a total of 430 which ranks 11th in the conference and 22nd in the NHL. As a team, St. Louis currently has a total of 238 hits which has them averaging 15.9 per game. They have earned a total of 137 blocks for this season. The man looking after the goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has racked up 727 mins protecting the net for the season. Binnington is surrendering 2.56 goals against average which has him placed 11th in the West and 18th among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he has allowed 31 goals. He has a save % of .917 which has him placed 13th in the West.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 win against the Minnesota Wild in their last game. The Blues had a solid offensive performance in this win. For this game, they converted 4 out of the 29 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 3 power play chances but weren't able to net one. St. Louis ended up with a total of 4 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Blues was 40 and the Corsi against was 31 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 56.3%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against was 23, telling us they have a rate of 54.0%. They earned 22 face-off wins and were beaten on 27 attempts to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 40.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 107.1 for this matchup. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Minnesota Wild racked up a total of 23 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty mins and they notched 2 power play chances.
The Canucks are the team looking to add points to their total and for the campaign they sit with 9 victories and 3 defeats. When it comes to goal differential, they sit 1st in the conference and 2nd in the league with +18. They currently have a total of 51 goals for the season which ranks them 2nd in the conference. Vancouver has a team save percentage of .922 which currently has them ranked 5th in the league, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a shooting percentage of 10.7% putting them at 4th in the conference. In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an ok season by surrendering 2.51 goals against average and that has him ranked 10th among West goalies and 17th in the NHL. In the 549 mins he has played, he has surrendered 23 goals. His save percentage is .917, which has him ranking 12th among West goalies and 20th in the NHL.
The Vancouver Canucks faced the San Jose Sharks in an outing where the Canucks got the win by a score of 5 - 2. In this game, Vancouver earned a 49.3% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 34 and their opponent having a Corsi of 35. Their Fenwick percentage was 55.8% by earning a Fenwick of 24 and the Sharks ending the game with a 19 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vancouver played and it was a good performance overall. They had a PDO at even strength of 113.4 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 60.0%. The Canucks notched 5 goals out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and converted 1 out of those tries. In discussing the opposition, the Sharks had 3 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Vancouver gave way to 26 shots on goal and the Sharks had 8 penalty minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vancouver (-125)
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