St. Louis Blues vs Vancouver Canucks Predictions, Picks, Betting Tips 8/21/2020
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Vancouver Canucks
Date: Friday, August 21, 2020
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-152) Canucks (+123)
Rogers Place is the venue where Jacob Markstrom and the Vancouver Canucks will take on the St. Louis Blues on Friday in Game 6 of their series. Vancouver leads the series 3-2. The odds on this contest have the Blues priced at -152 and the Canucks are at +123. The O/U is set at 5.5. The Blues cover 58.0% of the time, having gone 40-29 SU. The Canucks cover 49.2% of the time, going 32-33 straight up.
The Blues were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4 - 3 defeat to the Canucks in Game 5. The Blues had a middle of the road offensive output in the defeat. In the outing, they netted 3 of the 39 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 2 power play chances and notched 1 goal out of those tries. St. Louis earned 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 54 and the Corsi against at even strength was 60 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 47.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 40 while the Fenwick against sat at 39, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 50.6%. They won 28 face-off wins at even strength and lost 13 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 46.2% and they had a PDO at even strength of 94.1 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Vancouver Canucks put up 30 shots. They finished with 4 penalty minutes and they earned 3 power play chances.
The St. Louis Blues head into this matchup holding a record of 42 wins and 19 defeats, which puts them at 1st in the Central Division. So far this season, they have earned a total of 223 goals which puts them at 4th in the West and 11th in the NHL. Their goal differential is +33, which puts them at 5th in the NHL. The Blues currently have a total of 94 points, which puts them at 2nd in the NHL and 1st in the conference. Regarding shots toward the net, they currently have a total of 2,179 which puts them at 9th in the West and 17th in the NHL. As a unit, St. Louis has earned a total of 1,394 hits which means they have an average of 19.6 per contest. They currently have a total of 706 blocks for the season. The man in goal for St. Louis is Jake Allen from Fredericton, New Brunswick. He is 29 years old and has been on the ice a total of 1,339 minutes in net for the year. Allen is giving up an average of 2.15 goals against average which places him at 1st in the West and 3rd among goaltenders in the NHL. Over the course of this year, he has given up 48 goals. His save % is .927 which places him at 3rd in the West.
In Game 5 Vancouver earned a 52.6% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by having a Corsi of 60 and they surrendered a Corsi of 54. Their Fenwick percentage was 49.4% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Blues earning a 40 Fenwick. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Vancouver played and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a PDO of 105.9 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 53.8%. The Canucks converted 4 goals out of the 30 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to score a goal. As for the opposition, the Blues had 2 power play opportunities and went on to score 1 goal. Vancouver conceded 39 shots on goal and the Blues earned 6 minutes in the box.
The Canucks are the team on the other side of the ice and for the campaign they have 36 victories and 27 losses. in respect to goal differential, they are sitting 5th in the Western Conference and 13th in the league with +10. They currently have a total of 224 goals for the year which ranks them 3rd in the conference. Vancouver has a save percentage as a team of .907 which currently has them sitting 12th in the league, meaning there should be some opportunities to score. They are shooting 10.4% ranking them 4th in the West. In net for Vancouver is Jacob Markstrom who is having an average season by giving up 2.75 goals per contest and that has him 14th in the West and 29th in the NHL among goaltenders. In the 2,552 mins he has been on the ice this season, he's given up 117 goals. His save % is .918, which ranks him 10th in the West and 16th in the NHL among goaltenders.
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Guy's Pick: Take Vancouver (+123)
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