Blues vs Ducks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/11/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-145) Ducks (+131)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (32-15-9, 1st in the Central Division) head to Honda Center on Tuesday where they'll meet the Anaheim Ducks (23-26-7, 6th in the Pacific Division). The Blues open this matchup at -145 while the Ducks are priced at +131. The total is set at 5.5. The Blues are covering 56.4% of the time, having gone 31-24 SU. Anaheim covers 35.3% of the time, going 18-33 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues step onto the ice with a record of 32 victories and 15 losses, putting them at 1st in the Central Division. So far this season, they have racked up a total of 177 goals which ranks them 4th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +20, putting them at 7th in the NHL. The Blues have a total of 73 points, which ranks them 5th in the NHL and 1st in the conference. When discussing shots on goal, they have a total of 1,713 which ranks them 9th in the conference and 19th in the NHL. As a team, St. Louis has compiled a total of 1,082 hits which means they are averaging 19.3 per contest. They have a total of 551 blocks for the season. The man between the pipes for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,347 mins protecting the net this year. Binnington is giving up 2.66 goals per game which puts him at 7th in the West and 19th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he's surrendered 104 goals. He holds a save percentage of .910 which puts him at 17th in the West.
The St. Louis Blues had a rough game after their 3 - 2 loss against the Dallas Stars in their last game. The Blues didn't have a great showing offensively in the loss. In this game, they finished 2 out of the 25 shots they put on goal. They also had 3 power play attempts and scored 1 goal out of those attempts. St. Louis racked up 8 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 32 and the Corsi against was 39 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 45.1%. Their Fenwick was 25 and the Fenwick against sat at 30, meaning they had a rate of 45.5%. They won 24 face-off wins and lost 20 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 38.8% and they had a PDO of 96.0 for this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Dallas Stars racked up 34 shots. They finished with a total of 6 penalty minutes and they earned 4 power play chances.
The Ducks will be looking to get a victory in this matchup and for the season they sit with 23 wins and 26 defeats. In connection with goal differential, they currently sit 13th in the conference and 26th in the league with -31. They have a total of 141 goals for the year which has them ranked at 14th in the West. Anaheim has a save % as a team of .903 which has them ranked 17th in the league, which tells us there should be some opportunities to score. They have a shooting percentage of 8.4% which is good for 14th in the conference. In goal for Anaheim is John Gibson who is having a tough year by giving up 2.96 GAA and that ranks him 23rd among Western Conference goalies and 44th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,449 mins he's been on the ice this year, he has surrendered 121 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .904, which has him sitting 24th among Western Conference goalies and 46th in the NHL among goalies.
The Anaheim Ducks faced the Buffalo Sabres in a game where the Ducks got the win by a final of 3 - 2. For this game, Anaheim had a 40.7% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 37 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 54. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 44.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Sabres ending the game with a 41 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Anaheim had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their PDO at even strength was 108.7 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 41.7%. The Ducks notched 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play opportunity in this one but didn't score a goal. Regarding their opponent, the Sabres had 2 power play attempts and went on to score 1 goal. Anaheim conceded 33 shots on goal and the Sabres had a total of 2 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (-145)
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