St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 2/16/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators
Date: Sunday, February 16, 2020
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-130) Predators (+118)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (32-15-10, 1st in the Central Division) go to Bridgestone Arena on Sunday where they'll take on the Nashville Predators (27-22-7, 5th in the Central Division). The Predators open this matchup at +118 while the Blues are coming in at -130. The O/U opens at 6. The Blues cover 55.4% of the time, having gone 31-25 SU. Nashville covers 46.3% of the time, going 25-29 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 32 wins and 15 defeats, ranking them 1st in the Central Division. So far this year, they have racked up a total of 183 goals which has them ranked at 4th in the conference and 12th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +19, ranking them 7th in the NHL. The Blues have a total of 74 points, which has them ranked at 5th in the NHL and 1st in the conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they have a total of 1,745 which has them ranked at 10th in the Western Conference and 22nd in the NHL. As a unit, St. Louis has collected a total of 1,125 hits which means they are averaging 19.4 per game. They have a total of 570 blocks for this season. Protecting the goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,410 mins minding the net this season. Binnington is surrendering an average of 2.74 goals against average which ranks him 11th in the Western Conference and 26th in the NHL among goalies. So far this year, he's allowed 110 goals. He holds a save percentage of .909 which ranks him 18th in the Western Conference.
The St. Louis Blues will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 6 - 5 loss to the Vegas Golden Knights in their last game. The Blues had a good offensive outing in this loss. In this outing, they converted 5 of the 24 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but weren't able to net one. St. Louis earned 12 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 31 and the Corsi against was 67 giving them a Corsi percentage of 31.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 25 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 51, which means they earned a rate of 32.9%. They won 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost 28 tries to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 33.1% and they had a PDO of 118.7 in this game. Concerning opponent stats, the Vegas Golden Knights earned 52 shots. They ended the game with 6 penalty minutes and they notched 5 power play opportunities.
The Predators will be the team across the ice and for the campaign they have 27 victories and 22 losses. When looking at goal differential, they are currently ranked 7th in the West and 18th in the league with +1. They have earned a total of 181 goals for the year which has them ranked at 5th in the Western Conference. Nashville has a team save percentage of .894 which has them 27th in the league, which means there could be plenty of chances to score if they are aggressive. They are shooting 9.7% which is good for 6th in the West. In goal for Nashville is Pekka Rinne who is having a tough year by giving up 3.11 goals against average and that has him 29th among West goalies and 52nd in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 1,814 mins he's played this season, he has given up 94 goals. His save % is .895, which has him placed 28th among West goalies and 57th in the NHL among goaltenders.
The Nashville Predators played the New York Islanders in a matchup where the Predators took home the victory by a final of 5 - 0. For this outing, Nashville went home with a 54.9% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 67 while the opposition had a Corsi of 55. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 54.8% with a Fenwick of 46 and the Islanders having earned a 38 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Nashville played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO of 120.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 54.8%. The Predators netted 5 goals of the 26 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 1 power play chance in this game but weren't able to score a goal. In discussing the opposition, the Islanders had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Nashville allowed 31 shots on goal and the Islanders earned a total of 5 minutes in the box.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Nashville (+118) and under the total goals
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