Ducks vs Blues Predictions, Picks, Tips 1/13/2020
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Monday, January 13, 2020
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+185) Blues (-206)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (29-10-7, 1st in the Central Division) play the Anaheim Ducks (17-23-5, 8th in the Pacific Division) at Enterprise Center on Monday, January 13, 2020. The Blues open this matchup at -206 while the Ducks are coming in at +185. The over/under has been set at 5.5. The Ducks are covering 31.7% of the time, having gone 13-28 SU. St. Louis is covering 63.0% of the time, going 29-17 straight up.
The Anaheim Ducks head into this game holding a record of 17 wins and 23 defeats, which is good for 8th in the Pacific Division. So far this year, they have scored a total of 111 goals which has them at 15th in the West and 30th in the league. Their goal differential is -31, which is good for 29th in the league. The Ducks currently have a total of 39 pts, which has them at 30th in the league and 15th in the West. In connection with shots at the opposition, they currently have a total of 1,349 which has them at 14th in the Western Conference and 26th in the league. As a unit, Anaheim has compiled a total of 932 hits which has them averaging 20.7 per game. They currently have a total of 497 blocks for the year. In net for Anaheim is John Gibson from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,028 mins protecting the goal for the season. Gibson is conceding 2.96 goals against average which has him placed 19th among Western Conference goaltenders and 36th among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has given up 100 goals. He's earned a save % of .905 which has him placed 21st among Western Conference goaltenders.
The Anaheim Ducks will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 2 defeat to the Chicago Blackhawks their last time out. The Ducks had an offensive game that was below their expectations in the loss. In their game, they converted 2 out of the 37 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score. Anaheim ended up with a total of 2 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Ducks was 61 and the Corsi against at even strength was 63 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 49.2%. Their Fenwick was 49 while the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 46, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 51.6%. They took 26 face-off wins and were beaten on 25 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 41.7% and they had a PDO of 93.4 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Chicago Blackhawks racked up a total of 33 shots. They had 2 penalty mins and they earned 1 power play attempt.
The Blues will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they sit with 29 wins and 10 defeats. With regard to goal differential, they currently sit 2nd in the West and 5th in the league with +27. They have compiled a total of 148 goals for this season which ranks 3rd in the conference. St. Louis has a team save % of .914 which currently has them ranked 5th in the league, meaning scoring chances may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.6% putting them at 2nd in the conference. In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having a marginal season by allowing 2.47 goals per contest and that has him 7th among Western Conference goalies and 13th in the NHL. In the 1,942 mins he's played, he's given up 80 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .917, which has him placed 11th among Western Conference goalies and 19th in the NHL.
The St. Louis Blues faced off against the New York Rangers in a game where the Blues ended up with the victory by a final of 5 - 2. In this outing, St. Louis wound up with a 60.0% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 48 while their opponent earned a Corsi of 32. Their Fenwick rate was 59.4% by earning a Fenwick of 38 and the Rangers finishing with a 26 Fenwick. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game St. Louis played and it was a good performance overall. They had a PDO of 106.1 and their percentage of oZS was 45.8%. The Blues scored 5 goals out of the 29 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play chances in this game and were able to convert 1 out of those chances. Concerning the opposition, the Rangers had 3 power play attempts but weren't able to take advantage of it. St. Louis allowed 23 shots on goal and the Rangers had a total of 31 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take St. Louis (-206) and under the total goals
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