Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 3/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Friday, March 26, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+200) Blues (-240)
Ville Husso and the St. Louis Blues (16-11-5) play the Anaheim Ducks (9-19-6) at Enterprise Center on Friday. The Ducks open this game at +200 while the Blues are priced at -240. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Ducks will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 loss against the Wild in their last contest. The Corsi for the Ducks came in at 55 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 37 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 59.8%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 65.0% and their PDO rating was 97.6 in this one. Anaheim had 12 minutes in the box in this contest. The Ducks had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 42 and the Fenwick Against sat at 28, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 60.0%. They totaled 33 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 21 opportunities to win the puck. Additionally, they had 1 power play attempt but weren't able to score. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 2 of the 30 shots they put on goal.
The Ducks have had 990 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .886. At even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 89 goals while getting 64 of their own. Anaheim Ducks opponents have 98 power play tries (17th in hockey) and have notched 24 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 24 points and their points % is .353. Anaheim has taken 940 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.8%. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 73 goals (29th in hockey) on the campaign and have conceded 113. Anaheim skates onto the rink with 79 power play chances and they have added 9 goals during those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 11.39%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Ryan Miller. Miller has participated in 793 matchups throughout his hockey career. He has accumulated an overall record of 390-288-87 and he has gotten the start in 640 games. Opponents have been able to score 2,018 goals against Miller in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.62. Miller has seen 23,596 shot attempts against him and has gathered 21,578 saves. His save percentage is at .914 for his 45,962 minutes guarding the cage. For his professional hockey career, Miller has accounted for 363 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .567.
In their last game, St. Louis opposed the Golden Knights in a game where the Blues took a loss by a final score of 5-1. St. Louis had a 39.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that St. Louis played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 32.2% by tallying a Fenwick of 19 and the Golden Knights having accrued a 40 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 95 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.4%. The Blues tallied 1 goal out of the 16 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this contest but weren't able to score a goal.
The Blues are sitting with 77 goals at even strength and 18 goals (22nd in professional hockey) while having more men on the ice. St. Louis has attempted 927 shots (20th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.25%, while allowing their opponents 956 shots. For the season, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 95 goals, 37 points, as well as a points percentage of .578. They have a tally of 94 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 19.15%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 73.33% on their opponents 105 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 89.3%. They have permitted 102 goals to be scored by of a combination of 74 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Ville Husso protecting the goal. Opponents are averaging 3.40 goals per contest and he has yielded 33 goals altogether. Husso's quality start percentage sits at 44.4% and he has qualified for 4 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has started in 9 contests and has played for a total of 582 minutes. Husso has accrued a career mark of 6-3-1 and has played in 11 games. He has racked up 255 stops out of 288 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .885.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-240)
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