Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 10/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, October 30, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+205) Blues (-250)
Enterprise Center is the site where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (5-1-0) will take on the Chicago Blackhawks (0-5-2) on Saturday. The Blackhawks open this matchup at +205 while the Blues are coming in at -250. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Blackhawks were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 3-2 defeat against the Maple Leafs the last time they stepped on the ice. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 57.6% and they had a PDO of 94.9 in this one. They had 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 43, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 40.3%. The Corsi for the Blackhawks came in at 34 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 62 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 35.4%. Chicago earned 8 mins in the box for this game. They also had 3 power play opportunities and were able to net 1 goal. The Blackhawks had a below average offensive performance in the defeat. For the outing, they scored on 2 out of the 29 shots they put on goal.
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When talking about their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned 14 goals (30th in pro hockey) for the year and have surrendered 30. For the year, they have scored 2 points and their points percentage is .143. Chicago is sitting with 26 power play chances and they have tallied 7 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 26.92%. When at even strength, the Blackhawks have surrendered 28 goals while getting 7 themselves. Chicago has taken 215 shots and holds a shot percentage of 6.5%. The Blackhawks have had 222 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .865. Chicago Blackhawks opponents have tallied 25 power play opportunities (11th in hockey) and have come away with 2 goals in those attempts.
The player between the pipes for this game is Kevin Lankinen. In his career, Lankinen has 20 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .500. His save percentage currently is at .909 for his 2,402 minutes in the crease. Lankinen has seen 1,313 shots against him and he has 1,193 saves. Opponents have scored 120 goals against Lankinen in his NHL career and his goals against average is 3.00. He has accumulated a mark of 17-15-7 and he has gotten the start in 40 games. Lankinen has played in 41 matchups over the course of his hockey career.
In their last outing, St. Louis went up against the Avalanche in an outing where the Blues ended up losing by a mark of 4-3. Their PDO was 108 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 41.8%. They had 1 power play opportunity in this matchup but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick rate was 36.5% by amassing a Fenwick of 23 and the Avalanche having racked up a 40 Fenwick. The Blues scored 3 goals of the 18 shots on goal they pursued. St. Louis had a 40.7% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that St. Louis played and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
St. Louis has taken 192 shots (25th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 14.58%, while allowing their opponents 212 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 90.48% on their opponents 21 power play tries, and their save percentage is 92.9%. They have recorded 17 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 35.29%. The Blues have racked up 22 goals at even strength and 6 goals (6th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 15 goals to be scored by of a combination of 13 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the St. Louis Blues have a total of 28 goals, 10 points, in addition to a points percentage of .833.
Across the ice you will find Jordan Binnington in the crease. He has compiled 3,310 saves out of 3,619 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .915. Binnington has accrued a career record of 76-33-16 and has played in 130 contests. He got the starting nod in 126 games and has played for a total of 7,583 mins. Binnington's quality start rate sits at 56.3% and he has earned 71 quality starts in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.45 goals/game and he has yielded 309 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+205)
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