Arizona Coyotes vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 2/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+185) Blues (-225)
Enterprise Center is the site where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (6-2-1) will play the Arizona Coyotes (3-4-1) on Tuesday. The Blues open this matchup at -225 while the Coyotes are priced at +185. The total opens at 5.5.
The Coyotes had a good night with a 3 - 2 victory over the Ducks the last time they stepped on the ice. The Coyotes played like an average offensive team in this win. In the game, they scored on 3 out of the 34 shots they put on net. In addition, they had 5 power play opportunities and netted 1 goal out of those chances. Arizona earned a total of 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Coyotes sat at 59 and the Corsi against was 29 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 67.0%. Their Fenwick sat at 46 and the Fenwick against was 17, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 73.0%. They took 23 face-off wins at even strength and lost 19 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 68.6% and they had a PDO at even strength of 96.0 for this game. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Anaheim Ducks tallied 16 shots. They had 12 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play chances.
In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 20 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have allowed 21. For the season, they sit with 7 points and their points percentage comes in at .438. Arizona steps onto the ice with 32 power play opportunities and they have notched 6 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 18.75%. When playing at even strength, the Coyotes have surrendered 14 goals while notching 13 as an offensive unit. Arizona has attempted 225 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.9%. The Coyotes have had 224 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .906. Arizona Coyotes opponents have 29 power play tries (21st in the NHL) and have come away with 6 goals in those chances.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Darcy Kuemper. During his career on the ice, Kuemper has tallied 4 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .571. His save percentage currently is at .910 during his 419 minutes guarding the cage. Kuemper has had 189 shot attempts against him and he has 172 saves. The opposition has scored 17 goals versus Kuemper in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.44. He has compiled a record of 2-4-1 and he started in 7 games. Kuemper has taken the ice for 7 games over the course of his hockey career.
The Blues faced off against the Ducks in a game where the Blues ended up with the victory by a mark of 4 - 1. St. Louis went home with a 47.4% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 45 while they surrendered a Corsi of 50. Their Fenwick rate was 43.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 26 and the Ducks having a 34 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis played and they showed up in this game. Their PDO at even strength was 115.0 and they had an oZS percentage of 36.4%. The Blues notched 4 goals out of the 23 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to net 1 out of those tries. In discussing the opposition, the Ducks had 2 power play chances and went on to score 1 goal. St. Louis conceded 26 shots on goal and the Ducks ended up with 4 penalty minutes.
The Blues have tallied 27 goals at even strength and 4 goals (24th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. St. Louis has taken 248 shots (20th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 12.50%, while allowing their opponents 283 shots. For the year, the St. Louis Blues have notched a total of 31 goals, 13 points, and a points percentage of .722. They have a tally of 27 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 14.81%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 70.73% on the other teams 41 power play tries, and their save percentage sits at 12.5%. They have permitted 28 goals to be scored by way of 16 goals at even strength and 12 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jordan Binnington in goal. He has a tally of 191 saves out of 208 shots taken against him, which gives him a save percentage of .918. Binnington has accrued a lifetime record of 5-1-1 and has been in net for 7 contests. He was named a starter in 7 games and has played for a total of 410 minutes. Binnington's quality start rate comes in at 71.4% and he has made 5 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Teams are averaging 2.49 goals per game and he has surrendered 17 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (-225)
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