Blues vs Golden Knights Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 2/13/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, February 13, 2020
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+122) Golden Knights (-135)
T-Mobile Arena is the site where Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (28-22-8, 4th in the Pacific Division) will play the St. Louis Blues (32-15-9, 1st in the Central Division) on Thursday. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -135 while the Blues are coming in at +122. The O/U has been set at 6. The Blues cover 56.4% of the time, having gone 31-24 SU. Vegas is covering 45.5% of the time, going 25-30 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 32 victories and 15 losses, which puts them at 1st in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 178 goals which has them at 5th in the West and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is +20, which puts them at 6th in the league. The Blues currently have a total of 73 points, which has them at 5th in the league and 1st in the West. With reference to shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 1,721 which has them at 10th in the Western Conference and 21st in the league. As a group, St. Louis has compiled a total of 1,084 hits which has them averaging 19 per contest. They currently have a total of 554 blocks for this season. Protecting the net for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has played a total of 2,347 mins in goal this season. Binnington is giving up 2.66 goals per contest which has him ranked 8th among West goalies and 20th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this year, he has surrendered 104 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .910 which has him ranked 17th among West goalies.
The St. Louis Blues FALSE 1 - 1 FALSE the Anaheim Ducks in their last contest. The Blues could have played much better offensively FALSE. For this game, they netted 1 of the 8 shots they put on goal. Moreover, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to net one. St. Louis had 0 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 6 and the Corsi against was 8 giving them a Corsi percentage of 42.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 4 while the Fenwick against was 5, which means they earned a rate of 44.4%. They took 2 face-off wins at even strength and lost 6 of the face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 60.0% and they had a PDO of 116.7 for this one. When it comes to their opponent, the Anaheim Ducks tallied 3 shots. They finished with 0 minutes in the box and they earned 1 power play attempt.
The Golden Knights will be looking to add points to their total and for the season they have 28 wins and 22 defeats. in respect to goal differential, they sit 6th in the conference and 17th in the NHL with +3. They have compiled a total of 179 goals for the season which ranks them 3rd in the Western Conference. Vegas has a save percentage as a team of .899 which has them sitting 23rd in the NHL, which tells us there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They have a shooting percentage of 9.0% ranking them 9th in the West. In net for Vegas is Marc-Andre Fleury who is having an average year by giving up 2.87 GAA and that has him ranked 16th among West goalies and 36th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,401 mins he has been on the ice this year, he's allowed 115 goals. He's earned a save % of .904, which puts him at 23rd among West goalies and 45th in the NHL among goalies.
The Vegas Golden Knights faced off against the Minnesota Wild in an outing where the Golden Knights took a loss by a final of 4 - 0. In this outing, Vegas had a 58.9% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 43 while their opponent had a Corsi of 30. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 54.5% with a Fenwick of 30 and the Wild ending the game with a 25 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vegas had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO of 93.8 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 66.7%. The Golden Knights notched 0 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this one but weren't able to score a goal. Concerning the opposition, the Wild had 5 power play chances and went on to score 3 goals. Vegas gave way to 25 shots on goal and the Wild earned a total of 10 minutes in the box.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (+122)
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