Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 5/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Colorado Avalanche vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Sunday, May 23, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (27-20-9) host the Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4) at Enterprise Center on Sunday.
The Avalanche will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6-3 win against the Blues in their last contest. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 51.5% and they had a PDO of 105.8 for this one. They amassed 33 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 18 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against was 39, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 49.4%. The Corsi for the Avalanche came in at 52 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 48 which means they had a Corsi rate of 52.0%. Colorado accrued 4 mins in the box in this game. They also had 2 chances with the advantage and were able to notch 2 goals. The Avalanche had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in the victory. In the game, they converted 6 of the 35 shots they put on goal.
Colorado Avalanche opponents have amassed 177 power play tries (5th in professional hockey) and have a total of 30 goals in those attempts. The Avalanche have had 1,423 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .907. Colorado has taken 1,937 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.2%. When playing at even strength, the Avalanche have allowed 102 goals while having 150 of their own. Colorado has accumulated 207 power play opportunities and they have scored 47 goals during those advantages, giving them a rate of 22.71%. For the season, they have recorded 82 points and their points percentage comes in at .732. Regarding their scoring, the Colorado Avalanche have racked up 197 goals (1st in the league) so far this season and have surrendered 132.
The player between the pipes for this game is Philipp Grubauer. For his professional hockey career, Grubauer has 112 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .599. His save percentage is at .920 in his 11,718 minutes guarding the cage. Grubauer has seen 5,745 shots against him and has accrued 5,288 total saves. The opposition has racked up 457 goals against Grubauer in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.34. He has compiled an overall mark of 109-61-21 and got the start in 187 games. Grubauer has been in net for 214 games over the course of his professional hockey career.
Their last time out, St. Louis went up against the Avalanche in an outing where the Blues went home in defeat by a score of 6-3. Their PDO at even strength was 94 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 48.5%. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this outing and tallied 1 out of those attempts. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 50.6% by amassing a Fenwick of 39 and the Avalanche finishing with a 38 Fenwick at even strength. The Blues converted 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they tried. St. Louis wound up with a 48.0% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis had and you might say they looked run of the mill in this one.
St. Louis has tried 1,622 shots (23rd in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.30%, while allowing their opponents 1,670 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 77.78% on their opponents 171 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.0%. They have a total of 155 power play opportunities and they have a power play percentage of 23.23%. The Blues have accumulated 131 goals at even strength and 36 goals (13th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 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. On the year, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 167 goals, 63 points, in addition to a points percentage of .563.
Across the ice you will find Jordan Binnington in the crease. Binnington is the owner of a career mark of 72-32-16 and has been in goal for 125 games. Binnington's percentage of quality starts comes out to 57.0% and he has accumulated 69 quality starts in his hockey career. He has recorded 3,147 saves out of the 3,441 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .915. The opposition is averaging 2.42 goals per game and he has allowed 294 goals overall. He has started in 121 contests and has been on the ice for 7,285 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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