Arizona Coyotes vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 2/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Arizona Coyotes vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Monday, February 8, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Coyotes (+145) Blues (-175)
Enterprise Center is the venue where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (7-4-1) will take on the Arizona Coyotes (5-5-1) on Monday. The Blues open this matchup at -175 while the Coyotes are priced at +145. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Coyotes came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-1 win against the Blues in their previous outing. The Coyotes had an average offensive output in the win. In the outing, they scored on 3 out of the 19 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 7 chances with the advantage and were able to score 2 goals. Arizona accumulated 19 minutes in the box for this matchup. The Corsi for the Coyotes came in at 26 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 33 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 44.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 19 and the Fenwick against was 27, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 41.3%. They had a tally of 11 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 opportunities to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 55.8% and their PDO was 102.1 in this one.
Arizona Coyotes opponents have totaled 42 power play opportunities (11th in the NHL) and have a total of 6 goals in those attempts. The Coyotes have had 321 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .910. Arizona has attempted 309 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.7%. When playing at even strength, the Coyotes have allowed the opponent to score 22 goals while notching 20 when they are on offense. Arizona has 43 power play chances and they have notched 9 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 20.93%. For the current season, they have earned 11 points and their points % is .500. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 30 goals (18th in pro hockey) for the year and have surrendered 29.
The man in goal for this game is Darcy Kuemper. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Kuemper has tallied 117 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .565. His save percentage currently is at .918 in his 12,589 minutes in the crease. Kuemper has seen 6,263 shot attempts taken against him and he has 5,747 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 516 goals versus Kuemper in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.46. He has earned a win-loss mark of 99-77-30 and he has started in 207 games. Kuemper has been involved in 224 matchups throughout his professional hockey career.
In their loss to Arizona, the Blues had a PDO of 98 and their oZS percentage was 44.2%. They had 4 power play chances in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 58.7% by accumulating a Fenwick of 27 and the Coyotes ending the game with a 19 Fenwick. The Blues scored 1 goal of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. St. Louis wrapped up this game with a 55.9% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis had and it could be said that this team has had better games.
Over the course of the season, the St. Louis Blues have notched a total of 39 goals, 15 points, in addition to a points percentage of .625. They have permitted 38 goals to be scored by way of 23 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blues have racked up 35 goals at even strength and 4 goals (25th in hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 40 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 10.00%. St. Louis has attempted 345 shots (11th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 11.30%, while allowing the other team 367 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 71.15% on their oppositions 52 power play tries, and their save percentage is 11.3%.
For the opposition you are expected to see Jordan Binnington in net. Binnington has a career mark of 60-20-9 and has been in goal for 92 contests. Binnington's percentage of quality starts comes out to 60.7% and he has accumulated 54 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has recorded 2,304 stops out of the 2,513 shots tried, giving him a save % of .917. His opponents are averaging 2.34 goals/game and he has allowed 209 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 89 games and has racked up 5,363 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (-175)
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