Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 10/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-139) Blues (+114)
Enterprise Center is the site where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (5-0-0) will play the Colorado Avalanche (2-3-0) on Thursday. The line on this matchup has the Avalanche coming in at -139 and the Blues are at +114. The over/under opens at 6.
The Avalanche will look for better times on the ice after their 3-1 loss to the Golden Knights in their last game. The Avalanche didn't have their best offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they scored on 1 of the 27 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. Colorado compiled 21 penalty mins in this contest. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 54 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 39 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 58.1%. Their Fenwick came in at 33 and the Fenwick against finished at 28, giving them a Fenwick rate of 54.1%. They accrued 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 opportunities to gain puck control. Their offensive zone starts came in at 71.0% and their PDO was 94.5 for this game.
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When talking about their scoring, the Colorado Avalanche have earned 14 goals (23rd in the National Hockey League) on the season and have conceded 20. For the current season, they have earned 4 points and their points percentage comes in at .400. Colorado has accounted for 20 power play opportunities and they have tallied 2 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 10.00%. While at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed the opponent to score 17 goals while having 12 on offense. Colorado has taken 153 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 9.2%. The Avalanche have had 172 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .884. Colorado Avalanche opponents have recorded 16 power play opportunities (24th in the NHL) and have scored 3 goals in those chances.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Darcy Kuemper. Kuemper has been involved in 247 games during his pro hockey career. He has earned a record of 108-86-32 and he has started in 230 games. Opponents have been able to score 576 goals versus Kuemper in his professional career and his average for goals against per game is 2.49. Kuemper has had 6,890 shot attempts against him and he has 6,314 total saves. His save percentage is at .916 for his 13,898 minutes on the ice. For his career, Kuemper has compiled 129 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .561.
In their last contest, St. Louis faced off against the Kings in a game where the Blues got the victory by a tally of 3-0. Their PDO was 110 and their percentage of oZS was 48.3%. They had 2 chances on the power play in this contest but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 54.5% by amassing a Fenwick of 36 and the Kings ending the game with a 30 Fenwick. The Blues converted 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. St. Louis wound up with a 56.6% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that St. Louis had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team.
St. Louis has tried 174 shots (18th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 14.37%, while allowing their opponents 170 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 93.75% on their oppositions 16 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 93.5%. They have a tally of 16 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 37.50%. The Blues are sitting with 19 goals at even strength and 6 goals (3rd in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 11 goals to be scored by of a combination of 10 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the St. Louis Blues have earned a total of 25 goals, 10 points, and a points percentage of 1.000.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jordan Binnington in net. He has racked up 3,272 stops out of the 3,577 shots taken, giving him a save % of .915. Binnington has accrued a career mark of 76-32-16 and has been in net for 129 games. He was named a starter in 125 contests and has played for a total of 7,525 mins. Binnington's quality start percentage comes out to 56.8% and he has qualified for 71 quality starting assignments in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.43 goals per game and he has given up 305 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (+114)
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