Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 5/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Anaheim Ducks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Ducks (+210) Blues (-250)
John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (16-30-7) go to Enterprise Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the St. Louis Blues (24-19-7). The Blues open this contest at -250 while the Ducks are priced at +210. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Ducks had a rough game after their 3-1 defeat against the Blues their last time out. The Ducks left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the loss. In the game, they scored on 1 of the 20 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. Anaheim garnered 4 mins in the box in this game. The Corsi for the Ducks was 45 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 46 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 49.5%. Their Fenwick was 30 and the Fenwick against was 35, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 46.2%. They totaled 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 23 attempts to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them were at 33.3% and they had a PDO of 98.1 in this game.
In reference to their scoring capabilities, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 116 goals (31st in the NHL) on the campaign and have given up 167. For the year, they have accumulated 39 points and their points % is .368. Anaheim comes into tonight with 119 power play opportunities and they have scored 11 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 9.24%. At even strength, the Ducks have surrendered 136 goals while earning 105 of their own. Anaheim has tried 1,418 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 8.2%. The Ducks have had 1,625 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .897. Anaheim Ducks opponents have 154 power play opportunities (16th in professional hockey) and have scored 31 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is John Gibson. In his career, Gibson has compiled 175 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .559. His save percentage is at .917 in his 18,378 mins guarding the cage. Gibson has seen 9,458 shots taken against him and has accrued 8,670 saves. The opposition has been able to score 788 goals versus Gibson in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.57. He has a mark of 148-122-39 and was named the starter in 313 games. Gibson has participated in 321 contests during his hockey career.
In their win over Anaheim, St. Louis earned a 50.5% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game St. Louis had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. They had a Fenwick percentage of 53.8% by notching a Fenwick of 35 and the Ducks ending the game with a 30 Fenwick. Their PDO was 102 and they earned an oZS percentage of 66.7%. The Blues tallied 3 goals of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play chances in this outing and recorded 1 out of those tries.
The Blues have tallied 116 goals at even strength and 32 goals (13th in hockey) while on the power play. St. Louis has attempted 1,477 shots (25th in the league) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.02%, while allowing their opponents 1,493 shots. On the season, the St. Louis Blues have a total of 148 goals, 55 points, in addition to a points percentage of .550. They have a total of 142 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 22.54%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 76.13% on their oppositions 155 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.8%. They have permitted 153 goals to be scored by of a combination of 116 goals at even strength and 37 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are going to see Jordan Binnington between the pipes. He is sitting with 3,040 stops out of the 3,324 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .915. Binnington has amassed a career mark of 70-32-14 and has played in 121 games. He has made the start in 117 games and his ice time sits at 7,035 mins. Binnington's rate of quality starts sits at 56.4% and he has accumulated 66 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.42 goals/game and he has conceded 284 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Anaheim (+210)
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