Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 3/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Sunday, March 28, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+222) Blues (-250)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (16-13-5) host the Anaheim Ducks (10-19-6) at Enterprise Center on Sunday. The line on this game has the Ducks coming in at +222 and the Blues are at -250. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Ducks were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4-1 win against the Blues in the last game they played. Their offensive zone starts were at 55.2% and they had a PDO of 114.1 for this matchup. They accounted for 16 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to win the puck. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against finished at 35, giving them a Fenwick rate of 44.4%. The Corsi for the Ducks was 35 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 43 which means they had a Corsi rate of 44.9%. Anaheim accounted for 12 mins in the box in this matchup. In addition, they had 1 chance with the advantage but weren't able to make the most of that try. The Ducks had a solid offensive performance in the win. In the matchup, they netted 4 out of the 24 shots they put on goal.
Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have earned 77 goals (29th in pro hockey) this year and have conceded 114. For the current season, they have scored 26 points and their points percentage comes in at .371. Anaheim has accounted for 80 power play chances and they have notched 9 goals out of those chances, giving them a rate of 11.25%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 90 goals while getting 68 on offense. Anaheim has taken 964 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.0%. The Ducks have had 1,024 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .889. Anaheim Ducks opponents have 100 power play tries (18th in the NHL) and have scored 24 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is John Gibson. Gibson has participated in 311 games throughout his NHL career. He has a mark of 146-115-38 and was named the starter in 303 games. The opposition has racked up 760 goals against Gibson in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.56. Gibson has had 9,125 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 8,365 total saves. He has a save percentage of .917 during his 17,780 minutes played. Throughout his time in hockey, Gibson has accounted for 169 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .558.
In their loss to Anaheim, St. Louis had a PDO of 86 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 44.8%. They had 2 power play attempts in this matchup but were not able to net one. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 55.6% by compiling a Fenwick of 35 and the Ducks having accrued a 28 Fenwick at even strength. The Blues notched 1 goal of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. St. Louis wrapped up this game with a 55.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
For the year, the St. Louis Blues have a total of 96 goals, 37 points, as well as a points percentage of .544. They have allowed 108 goals to be scored by way of 80 goals at even strength and 28 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blues have accumulated 78 goals at even strength and 18 goals (24th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 99 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.18%. St. Louis has put up 998 shots (14th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.62%, while allowing the other team 991 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 74.31% on their oppositions 109 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 89.1%.
For the opposition you are going to see Jordan Binnington in net. He has accrued 2,683 stops out of the 2,936 shots attempted, giving him a rate of .914. Binnington has a career record of 64-28-12 and has been in goal for 108 contests. He has made the start in 105 games and his ice time sits at 6,288 mins. Binnington's quality start percentage comes out to 59.0% and he has accumulated 62 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.41 goals per game and he has yielded 253 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+222)
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