St. Louis Blues vs New Jersey Devils Predictions, NHL Parlay Picks 3/6/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs New Jersey Devils
Date: Friday, March 6, 2020
Location: Prudential Center in Newark, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-175) Devils (+158)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (40-17-10, 1st in the Central Division) are headed to Prudential Center on Friday where they'll take on the New Jersey Devils (26-28-12, 8th in the Metropolitan Division). The Devils open this contest at +158 while the Blues are coming in at -175. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Blues are covering 58.5% of the time, having gone 38-27 SU. New Jersey is covering 35.5% of the time, going 22-40 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 40 wins and 17 defeats, which is good for 1st in the Central Division. During the season thus far, they have scored a total of 214 goals which ranks 3rd in the conference and 10th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +32, which is good for 5th in the NHL. The Blues have a total of 90 pts, which ranks 2nd in the NHL and 1st in the Western Conference. In discussing shots at the opposition, they have a total of 2,056 which ranks 10th in the West and 20th in the NHL. As a unit, St. Louis has earned a total of 1,316 hits which means they have an average of 19.6 per game. They have a total of 667 blocks for the year. The man protecting the goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has played 2,831 mins defending the net for the campaign. Binnington is allowing 2.56 goals against average which ranks him 6th among West goalies and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the season, he's surrendered 121 goals. He has a save % of .911 which ranks him 18th among West goalies.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3 - 1 victory over the New York Rangers the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blues had a middle of the road offensive outing in the win. For this matchup, they netted 3 of the 22 shots they attempted. Furthermore, they had 1 power play chance and were able to notch 1 goal on that attempt. St. Louis racked up 6 penalty minutes while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Blues was 33 and the Corsi against was 48 giving them a Corsi percentage of 40.7%. Their Fenwick sat at 23 and the Fenwick against sat at 39, telling us they have a Fenwick percentage of 37.1%. They took 20 face-off wins and lost 11 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 21.1% and they had a PDO of 111.8 in this one. With regard to the opposition's stats, the New York Rangers racked up 26 shots. They had a total of 2 minutes in the box and they earned 3 power play opportunities.
The Devils will be on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 26 wins and 28 defeats. In terms of goal differential, they are ranked 14th in the conference and 28th in the league with -40. They currently have a total of 173 goals for this year which has them at 15th in the Eastern Conference. New Jersey has a team save percentage of .901 which is good for 19th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a shooting percentage of 8.5% putting them at 14th in the conference. In net for New Jersey is MacKenzie Blackwood who is having an average campaign by giving up 2.71 goals against average and that places him 13th in the East and 25th in the NHL. In the 2,564 minutes he's played, he has given up 116 goals. He has a save % of .916, which has him placed 8th in the East and 19th in the NHL.
The New Jersey Devils went up against the Vegas Golden Knights in an outing where the Devils ended up losing by a mark of 3 - 0. In this matchup, New Jersey went home with a 41.5% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 44 and the other team having a Corsi of 62. They had a Fenwick percentage of 41.8% with a Fenwick of 33 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 46 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game New Jersey had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO at even strength of 90.3 and they had an oZS percentage of 38.2%. The Devils scored 0 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they pursued. They had 3 power play chances in this game but were not able to net one. Regarding the opposition, the Golden Knights had 1 power play chance but were not able to score a goal. New Jersey conceded 32 shots on goal and the Golden Knights racked up 6 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take New Jersey (+158) and under the total goals
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