Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 4/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, April 22, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-185) Blues (+160)
Devan Dubnyk and the Colorado Avalanche (30-9-4) travel to Enterprise Center on Thursday where they'll meet the St. Louis Blues (19-18-6). The Blues open this contest at +160 while the Avalanche are coming in at -185. The O/U has been set at 5.5.
The Avalanche had a good night with a 4-3 win over the Blues in the last game they played. The Avalanche had a good offensive outing and it showed in this victory. For the matchup, they scored on 4 out of the 28 shots they looked to score on. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities and scored 1 goal. Colorado tallied 6 penalty minutes in this contest. The Corsi for the Avalanche was sitting at 54 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 51 which means they had a Corsi rate of 51.4%. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a Fenwick rate of 51.4%. They amassed 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 34 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 33.5% and they had a PDO of 107.7 in this game.
The Avalanche have had 1,102 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .909. While playing at even strength, the Avalanche have conceded 76 goals while earning 116 on offense. Colorado Avalanche opponents have 139 power play tries (11th in the league) and have come away with 24 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 64 points and their points percentage is sitting at .744. Colorado has taken 1,497 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.3%. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 154 goals (3rd in pro hockey) for the season and have conceded 100. Colorado has compiled 161 power play opportunities and they have scored 38 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a rate of 23.60%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk has been involved in 538 matchups throughout his professional hockey career. He has an overall mark of 251-204-54 and he has started in 510 games. Opponents have been able to score 1,325 goals against Dubnyk in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.60. Dubnyk has had 15,426 shots against him and he has 14,101 total saves. His save percentage is at .914 in his 30,557 minutes played. In his career, Dubnyk has accumulated 276 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .541.
In their last game, St. Louis faced off against the Coyotes in an outing where the Blues took the loss by a mark of 3-2. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing and notched 1 on that try. The Blues netted 2 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they attempted. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 54.5%. St. Louis earned a 52.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that St. Louis played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a Fenwick percentage of 44.1% by earning a Fenwick of 26 and the Coyotes earning a 33 Fenwick.
The Blues have tallied 97 goals at even strength and 25 goals (21st in hockey) while having a power play advantage. St. Louis has attempted 1,284 shots (25th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.50%, while allowing the other team 1,284 shots. On the season, the St. Louis Blues have earned 122 goals, 44 points, as well as a points percentage of .512. They have a tally of 124 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 20.16%. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 75.74% on their oppositions 136 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 89.6%. They have granted a total of 133 goals to be scored by of a combination of 100 goals at even strength and 33 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you will find Jordan Binnington defending the net. The opposition is averaging 2.42 goals per game and he has given up 269 goals in total. Binnington's quality start rate comes in at 58.6% and he has accumulated 65 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 111 games and has racked up 6,674 minutes. Binnington is sitting with a career record of 66-31-13 and has been in net for 115 games. He has accounted for 2,877 stops out of 3,146 shots tried, which gives him a save percentage of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado (-185)
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