Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 4/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, April 24, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-155) Blues (+135)
Devan Dubnyk and the Colorado Avalanche (31-9-4) go to Enterprise Center on Saturday where they'll take on the St. Louis Blues (19-19-6). The Blues open this matchup at +135 while the Avalanche are coming in at -155. The over/under is set at 6.
The Avalanche had a good night with a 4-2 win against the Blues in their last contest. The Corsi for the Avalanche was sitting at 28 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 46 which means they had a Corsi rate of 37.8%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 34.5% and they had a PDO of 111.1 for this matchup. Colorado accumulated 10 mins in the box for this game. The Avalanche had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. Their Fenwick was 23 and the Fenwick against was 26, giving them a Fenwick rate of 46.9%. They amassed 15 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 19 attempts to take control of the puck. They also had 5 opportunities with more players on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. In the game, they converted 4 out of the 29 shots they tried.
Regarding their scoring, the Colorado Avalanche have accumulated 158 goals (3rd in pro hockey) this year and have surrendered 102. For the year, they have scored 66 points and their points percentage is .750. Colorado skates onto the rink with 166 power play chances and they have notched 39 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 23.49%. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed the opponent to score 77 goals while having 119 themselves. Colorado has attempted 1,526 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.4%. The Avalanche have had 1,129 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .910. Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 144 power play tries (7th in pro hockey) and have scored 25 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the net in this game is Devan Dubnyk. Dubnyk has played in 539 games throughout his hockey career. He has compiled a mark of 252-204-54 and he has gotten the start in 511 games. Opponents have scored 1,327 goals versus Dubnyk in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.60. Dubnyk has seen 15,453 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 14,126 saves. His save percentage is .914 in his 30,617 mins on the ice. In his professional hockey career, Dubnyk has compiled 277 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .542.
In their loss to Colorado, St. Louis had a PDO at even strength of 89 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 65.5%. They had 5 chances on the power play in this one and tallied 1 out of those attempts. Their Fenwick rate was 53.1% by tallying a Fenwick of 26 and the Avalanche having accrued a 23 Fenwick at even strength. The Blues netted 2 goals out of the 27 shots on goal they took. St. Louis went home with a 62.2% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that St. Louis played and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
St. Louis has attempted 1,311 shots (26th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.46%, while allowing their opponents 1,313 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 75.89% on the other teams 141 chances on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 89.6%. They have recorded 129 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 20.16%. The Blues have scored 98 goals at even strength and 26 goals (19th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 137 goals to be scored by of a combination of 103 goals at even strength and 34 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the season, the St. Louis Blues have notched a total of 124 goals, 44 points, as well as a points percentage of .500.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jordan Binnington in the crease. He has tallied 2,902 saves out of the 3,174 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .914. Binnington is the owner of a lifetime record of 66-32-13 and has participated in 116 games. He got the starting nod in 112 games and his ice time sits at 6,733 mins. Binnington's percentage of quality starts comes out to 58.0% and he has made 65 quality starting assignments in his pro career. His opposition is averaging 2.42 goals/game and he has relinquished 272 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (+135)
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