Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 5/21/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Friday, May 21, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Odds/Point Spread: Avalanche (-201) Blues (+180)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4) are headed to Enterprise Center on Friday where they'll take on the St. Louis Blues (27-20-9) in Game 3 of their series. Colorado leads 2-0. The Blues open this contest at +180 while the Avalanche are coming in at -201. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Avalanche were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 6-3 win against the Blues in Game 2. The Avalanche had a impressive offensive outing in the victory. For the matchup, they converted 6 of the 35 shots they launched. In addition, they had 2 power play chances and were able to score 2 goals. Colorado earned 4 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Avalanche was 52 and the Corsi against was 48 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 52.0%. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against was 39, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 49.4%. They totaled 33 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to control the puck. Their offensive zone starts came in at 51.5% and they had a PDO of 105.8 for this matchup.
The Avalanche have had 1,423 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .907. At even strength, the Avalanche have allowed the opponent to score 102 goals while scoring 150 themselves. Colorado Avalanche opponents have earned 177 power play opportunities (5th in professional hockey) and have scored 30 goals in those chances. For the season, they sit with 82 points and their points percentage is sitting at .732. Colorado has taken 1,937 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.2%. When discussing their scoring capabilities, the Colorado Avalanche have racked up 197 goals (1st in the league) this season and have surrendered 132. Colorado has 207 power play chances and they have notched 47 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 22.71%.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Philipp Grubauer. For his professional hockey career, Grubauer has recorded 112 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .599. He has a save percentage of .920 for his 11,718 minutes between the pipes. Grubauer has seen 5,745 shot attempts against him and has accrued 5,288 saves. The opposition has racked up 457 goals versus Grubauer in his NHL career and his goals against rate is 2.34. He has accumulated an overall mark of 109-61-21 and he started in 187 games. Grubauer has been in goal for 214 games throughout his hockey career.
In Game 2 St. Louis had 2 attempts on the power play in this contest and scored 1 out of those chances. The Blues recorded 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 94 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.5%. St. Louis wound up with a 48.0% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that St. Louis had and you can say they had a mediocre outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 50.6% with a Fenwick of 39 and the Avalanche finishing with a 38 Fenwick.
The Blues have accumulated 131 goals at even strength and 36 goals (13th in professional hockey) while on the power play. St. Louis has put up 1,622 shots (23rd in the NHL) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.30%, while allowing their opponents 1,670 shots. So far this year, the St. Louis Blues have earned 167 goals, 63 points, in addition to a points percentage of .563. They have earned 155 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 23.23%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 77.78% on their opponents 171 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is currently 90.0%. They have allowed 167 goals to be scored by of a combination of 129 goals at even strength and 38 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jordan Binnington defending the net. The opposition is averaging 2.42 goals/game and he has yielded 294 goals altogether. Binnington's quality start percentage is 57.0% and he has made 69 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has been a starter 121 games and has played 7,285 mins. Binnington has compiled a career record of 72-32-16 and has played in 125 games. He has accounted for 3,147 stops out of 3,441 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .915.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take St. Louis (+180) and over 5.5 goals
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