St. Louis Blues vs Vancouver Canucks Predictions, Game 4 Picks, Betting Tips 8/17/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Monday, August 17, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-133) Canucks (+120)
Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks host the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Place on Monday. Vancouver leads the series 2-0. The Blues open this game at -133 while the Canucks are priced at +120. The total has been set at 5.5. The Blues are covering 58.0% of the time, having gone 40-29 SU. The Canucks are covering 49.2% of the time, going 32-33 straight up.
The St. Louis Blues head into this game holding a record of 42 victories and 19 defeats, which puts them at 1st in the Central Division. During the year thus far, they have racked up a total of 223 goals which is good for 4th in the West and 11th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +33, which puts them at 5th in the NHL. The Blues have a total of 94 pts, which is good for 2nd in the NHL and 1st in the conference. When talking about shots on goal, they have a total of 2,179 which is good for 9th in the West and 17th in the NHL. As a team, St. Louis currently has a total of 1,394 hits which means they have an average of 19.6 per game. They have a total of 706 blocks for this season. The man looking after the goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and has racked up 2,948 minutes defending the net this season. Binnington is giving up an average of 2.56 GAA which has him ranking 6th in the Western Conference and 15th in the NHL among goaltenders. Over the course of this season, he has allowed 126 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .912 which has him ranking 18th in the Western Conference.
The Blues will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4 - 3 defeat against the Canucks in Game 2. The Blues had an average offensive outing in the defeat. In the matchup, they finished 3 out of the 37 shots they put on goal. They also had 6 power play opportunities and were able to notch 1 goal out of those attempts. St. Louis had 13 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Blues was 53 and the Corsi against was 37 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 58.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 35 and the Fenwick against sat at 27, meaning they had a rate of 56.5%. They earned 25 face-off wins at even strength and lost 36 of all total face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 65.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 102.1 in this one. Regarding their opponent, the Vancouver Canucks racked up 25 shots. They had 19 minutes in the box and they earned a total of 3 power play chances.
The Canucks will be on the other side of the ice and for the season they have 36 wins and 27 defeats. When talking about goal differential, they are currently ranked 5th in the West and 13th in the league with +10. They have a total of 224 goals for the year which has them ranked at 3rd in the Western Conference. Vancouver has a save percentage as a team of .907 which has them sitting 12th in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be there if they are opportunistic. They have a team shooting percentage of 10.4% ranking them 4th in the Western Conference. In goal for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having a marginal year by giving up 2.75 goals per contest and that places him 14th among West goalies and 29th among goaltenders in the NHL. In the 2,552 mins he has played this year, he has allowed 117 goals. He's earned a save percentage of .918, which has him sitting 10th among West goalies and 16th among goaltenders in the NHL.
In Game 2 Vancouver had a 41.1% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 37 and they conceded a Corsi of 53. Their Fenwick rate was 43.5% by notching a Fenwick of 27 and the Blues having earned a 35 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vancouver played and they looked good in this game. They had a PDO of 97.9 and they earned an oZS percentage of 35.0%. The Canucks netted 4 goals of the 25 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and were able to net 2 out of those chances. As for the opposition, the Blues had 6 power play attempts and ended up scoring 1 goal. Vancouver gave up 37 shots on goal and the Blues racked up a total of 13 penalty minutes.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Vancouver (+120) and under 5.5 goals
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