Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 5/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Monday, May 3, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports West
Enterprise Center is the venue where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (23-19-6) will take on the Anaheim Ducks (15-28-7) on Monday.
The Ducks were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory against the Kings in their last contest. The Corsi for the Ducks was sitting at 40 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 40 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 50.0%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 44.4% and their PDO rating was 115.0 in this game. Anaheim tallied 4 minutes in the box in this game. The Ducks offense showed they have some room for improvement in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 34 and the Fenwick Against sat at 28, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 54.8%. They accumulated 18 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 opportunities to win the face-off. Moreover, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 22 shots they tried.
Anaheim Ducks opponents have earned 150 power play tries (15th in pro hockey) and have come away with 30 goals in those chances. The Ducks have had 1,543 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .896. Anaheim has tried 1,331 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.1%. While playing at even strength, the Ducks have given up 130 goals while having 97 on the offensive side of the ice. Anaheim has 112 power play opportunities and they have notched 11 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 9.82%. For the season, they have earned 37 points and their points percentage is sitting at .370. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Anaheim Ducks have accounted for 108 goals (31st in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have surrendered 160.
The man protecting the goal in this game is John Gibson. Opponents have been able to score 784 goals versus Gibson in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.58. Gibson has participated in 319 games over the course of his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .917 in his 18,260 mins played. He has earned a win-loss record of 148-120-39 and he was named the starter in 311 games. In his professional hockey career, Gibson has earned 173 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .556. Gibson has seen 9,402 shots taken against him and has amassed 8,618 saves.
Their last time out, St. Louis went up against the Wild in an outing where the Blues earned a win by a final score of 5-4. They had 2 power play chances in this contest and notched 1 out of those chances. The Blues netted 5 goals of the 21 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO of 103 and their percentage of oZS was 52.5%. St. Louis wrapped up this game with a 40.6% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game St. Louis played and it was a good performance overall. Their Fenwick rate was 44.3% by tallying a Fenwick of 31 and the Wild finishing with a 39 Fenwick at even strength.
The Blues have scored 111 goals at even strength and 31 goals (13th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. St. Louis has tried 1,414 shots (26th in hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.04%, while allowing the opposition 1,435 shots. For the year, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 142 goals, 52 points, and a points percentage of .542. They have earned 139 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 22.30%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 75.66% on their opponents 152 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.7%. They have allowed 148 goals to be scored by of a combination of 111 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jordan Binnington defending the goal. Binnington is the owner of a career record of 69-32-13 and has been in goal for 119 games. Binnington's percentage of quality starts comes out to 56.5% and he has qualified for 65 quality starts in his NHL career. He has accounted for 2,987 stops out of 3,266 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .915. His opposition is averaging 2.42 goals/game and he has surrendered 279 goals overall. He has made the start in 115 contests and has played 6,913 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim
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