St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche Predictions, NHL Picks, Betting Tips 8/2/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Sunday, August 2, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-110) Avalanche (-110)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (42-19-10, 1st in the Central Division) are headed to Rogers Place on Sunday where they'll meet the Colorado Avalanche (42-20-8, 2nd in the Central Division). The line on this contest has the Blues priced at -110 and the Avalanche are at -110. The total opens at 6.5. The Blues cover 58.0% of the time, having gone 40-29 SU. Colorado is covering 59.4% of the time, going 41-28 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 42 wins and 19 defeats, putting them at 1st in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have converted a total of 223 goals which is 4th in the West and 11th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +33, putting them at 5th in the NHL. The Blues currently have a total of 94 points, which is 2nd in the NHL and 1st in the conference. When discussing shots at the opposing goalie, they currently have a total of 2,179 which is 9th in the conference and 17th in the NHL. As a unit, St. Louis has collected a total of 1,394 hits which means they are averaging 19.6 per contest. They currently have a total of 706 blocks for the season. Protecting the goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,948 mins protecting the net for the campaign. Binnington is surrendering 2.56 goals against average which ranks him 6th in the Western Conference and 15th in the NHL. Over the course of this season, he has given up 126 goals. He's earned a save % of .912 which ranks him 18th in the Western Conference.
The St. Louis Blues will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4 - 2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blues had a impressive offensive outing in this victory. In their game, they finished 4 of the 37 shots they looked to score on. Moreover, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal out of those attempts. St. Louis earned 2 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 56 and the Corsi against was 45 which gave them a Corsi percentage of 55.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 44 while the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a rate of 55.7%. They earned 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 55.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 100.7 for this one. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Anaheim Ducks racked up 27 shots. They finished with a total of 4 penalty minutes and they notched 1 power play chance.
The Avalanche will be the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they sit with 42 victories and 20 losses. When talking about goal differential, they are currently sitting 1st in the West and 3rd in the NHL with +46. They have a total of 236 goals for the season which ranks 1st in the Western Conference. Colorado has a save percentage as a team of .913 which has them sitting 6th in the NHL, which means chances to score may be limited. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.5% which puts them at 3rd in the Western Conference. In goal for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who is having an ok year by surrendering 2.63 goals per game and that places him 9th among Western Conference goalies and 20th in the NHL. In the 2,057 mins he has been on the ice this season, he has surrendered 90 goals. He has a save percentage of .916, which has him ranked 14th among Western Conference goalies and 21st in the NHL.
The Colorado Avalanche opposed the New York Rangers in a matchup where the Avalanche earned a win by a mark of 3 - 2. In this outing, Colorado wound up with a 49.4% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 42 while the opposition earned a Corsi of 43. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.1% with a Fenwick of 28 and the Rangers finishing with a 29 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Colorado had and it shows us they played like an average team. They had a PDO of 95.8 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 36.7%. The Avalanche notched 3 goals of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play chances in this game and were able to convert 2 out of those chances. Concerning their opponent, the Rangers had 4 power play opportunities but were not able to score a goal. Colorado gave way to 32 shots on goal and the Rangers had a total of 12 penalty mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Colorado (-110)
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