Arizona Coyotes vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 11/16/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+246) Blues (-315)
Enterprise Center is the site where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (8-4-2) will play the Arizona Coyotes (1-13-1) on Tuesday. The Coyotes open this contest at +246 while the Blues are priced at -315. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Coyotes had a rough game after their 4-1 loss against the Predators in their last contest. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 48.2% and they had a PDO of 83.3 in this game. They recorded 24 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 20 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 20 and the Fenwick against finished at 30, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 40.0%. The Corsi for the Coyotes came in at 25 and the Corsi against was at 33 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 43.1%. Arizona amassed 35 penalty mins in this contest. Moreover, they had 6 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. The Coyotes had an offensive game that was below their expectations in this loss. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 23 shots they tried.
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Arizona Coyotes opponents have earned 49 power play tries (10th in the NHL) and have a total of 17 goals in those attempts. The Coyotes have had 466 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .873. Arizona has attempted 376 shots and holds a shot percentage of 6.1%. When at even strength, the Coyotes have conceded 42 goals while getting 18 on offense. Arizona comes into tonight with 40 power play opportunities and they have scored 5 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 12.50%. For the current season, they have racked up 3 points and their points percentage is .100. In the matter of their scoring capabilities, the Arizona Coyotes have notched 23 goals (32nd in the league) so far this year and have surrendered 59.
The man in goal for this game is Karel Vejmelka. The opposition has racked up 32 goals against Vejmelka in his career and his goals against average per game is 3.29. Vejmelka has played in 12 games during his professional hockey career. His save percentage is at .897 for his 584 mins between the pipes. He has an overall record of 0-9-1 and he started in 10 games. For his career, Vejmelka has 4 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .400. Vejmelka has seen 311 shots against him and he has 279 total saves.
In their last outing, St. Louis opposed the Oilers in an outing where the Blues ended up taking the loss by a final of 5-4. St. Louis wound up with a 51.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that St. Louis had and it was a good performance overall. They had a Fenwick percentage of 54.1% with a Fenwick of 40 and the Oilers earning a 34 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 97 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 60.7%. The Blues recorded 4 goals of the 39 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 5 power play opportunities in this outing and tallied 1 goal out of those opportunities.
St. Louis has attempted 464 shots (13th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.34%, while allowing the other team 449 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.37% on their opponents 41 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.5%. They have recorded 37 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 32.43%. The Blues have scored 36 goals at even strength and 12 goals (4th in hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 38 goals to be scored by way of 32 goals at even strength and 6 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the St. Louis Blues have earned 48 goals, 18 points, in addition to a points percentage of .643.
Across the ice you will find Jordan Binnington in goal. He has gathered 3,480 stops out of the 3,805 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .915. Binnington has earned a lifetime mark of 78-35-18 and has been in net for 136 games. He has started in 132 contests and has played 7,949 mins. Binnington's quality start percentage sits at 56.1% and he has 74 quality starts in his pro career. The opposition is averaging 2.45 goals per game and he has yielded 325 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-315)
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