St. Louis Blues vs Vancouver Canucks Predictions, Game 3 Picks, Betting Tips 8/16/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Sunday, August 15, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-135) Canucks (+122)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues travel to Rogers Place on Sunday where they'll take on the Vancouver Canucks in Game 3 of their series. Vancouver leads the series 2-0. The Blues open this matchup at -135 while the Canucks are priced at +122. The total has been set at 5.5. The Blues are covering 58.0% of the time, having gone 40-29 SU. Vancouver is covering 49.2% of the time, going 32-33 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 42 wins and 19 losses, which is good for 1st in the Central Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 223 goals which has them ranked at 4th in the West and 11th in the league. Their goal differential is +33, which is good for 5th in the league. The Blues have a total of 94 points, which has them ranked at 2nd in the league and 1st in the West. When it comes to shots toward the net, they have a total of 2,179 which has them ranked at 9th in the conference and 17th in the league. As a group, St. Louis has collected a total of 1,394 hits which means they are averaging 19.6 per game. They have a total of 706 blocks for this season. The man in goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,948 minutes in goal for the year. Binnington is conceding an average of 2.56 goals against average which puts him at 6th in the West and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders. For the year, he has given up 126 goals. His save percentage is .912 which puts him at 18th in the West.
The Blues will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4 - 3 defeat against the Canucks in Game 2. The Blues offense didn't overly impress in the defeat. While out there on the ice, they earned a goal on 3 of the 37 shots they tried. They also had 6 power play chances and were able to net 1 goal out of those opportunities. St. Louis racked up 13 penalty mins in this outing. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 53 and the Corsi against was 37 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 58.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 and the Fenwick against was 27, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 56.5%. They earned 25 face-off wins and lost 36 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 65.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 102.1 for this game. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Vancouver Canucks tallied 25 shots. They had 19 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 3 power play attempts.
The Canucks will be on the other side of the ice and for the current year they sit with 36 wins and 27 defeats. When looking at goal differential, they are currently sitting 5th in the West and 13th in the NHL with +10. They have a total of 224 goals for this season which puts them at 3rd in the conference. Vancouver has a save % as a team of .907 which has them sitting 12th in the NHL, which means there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 10.4% which puts them at 4th in the Western Conference. In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having a marginal year by allowing 2.75 goals per game and that ranks him 14th among Western Conference goaltenders and 29th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,552 minutes he's played this year, he has surrendered 117 goals. He's earned a save % of .918, which ranks him 10th among Western Conference goaltenders and 16th in the NHL among goalies.
In Game 2 Vancouver had a 41.1% Corsi rating. They ended up with that by earning a Corsi of 37 while they surrendered a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick rate was 43.5% by earning a Fenwick of 27 and the Blues having a 35 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vancouver had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their PDO at even strength was 97.9 and their oZS percentage was 35.0%. The Canucks converted 4 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and converted 2 out of those tries. As for their opponent, the Blues had 6 power play chances and were able to tally 1 goal. Vancouver gave way to 37 shots on goal and the Blues had a total of 13 penalty mins.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver (+122) and under 5.5 goals
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