Columbus Blue Jackets vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 11/27/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Columbus Blue Jackets vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (10-6-2) host the Columbus Blue Jackets (10-6-0) at Enterprise Center on Saturday.
The Blue Jackets were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 7-4 victory over the Sabres in their last outing. The Corsi for the Blue Jackets sat at 51 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 48 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 51.5%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 61.0% and they had a PDO of 118.5 for this one. Columbus earned 8 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Blue Jackets had a good offensive outing and it showed in the win. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick Against sat at 36, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 52.6%. They accrued 21 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 23 opportunities to win the puck. Furthermore, they had 3 chances with the advantage but didn't get a goal. For the outing, they scored on 7 out of the 29 shots they put on goal.
Columbus Blue Jackets opponents have earned 49 power play opportunities (23rd in the league) and have come away with 9 goals in those chances. The Blue Jackets have had 541 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .906. Columbus has attempted 503 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.9%. At even strength, the Blue Jackets have conceded 42 goals while having 46 of their own. Columbus has compiled 47 power play chances and they have tallied 9 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 19.15%. For the season, they have 20 points and their points percentage is .625. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Columbus Blue Jackets have racked up 55 goals (12th in the league) so far this year and have allowed 51.
The man in goal for this game is Elvis Merzlikins. For his professional hockey career, Merzlikins has 37 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .578. He has a save percentage of .920 in his 3,915 mins between the pipes. Merzlikins has seen 2,075 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 1,908 saves. Opponents have been able to score 167 goals versus Merzlikins in his career and his goals against rate is 2.56. He has accumulated a mark of 28-24-13 and he started in 64 games. Merzlikins has played in 71 matchups during his hockey career.
In their last outing, St. Louis played the Golden Knights in a game where the Blues earned a victory by a final score of 5-2. They had 2 power play opportunities in this game and converted 1 goal out of those opportunities. The Blues notched 5 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they took. Their PDO was 107 and their oZS percentage was 50.0%. St. Louis wound up with a 49.4% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 44.4% by tallying a Fenwick of 32 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 40 Fenwick.
St. Louis has attempted 615 shots (7th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.76%, while allowing their opponents 566 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 82.00% on their opponents 50 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 91.5%. They have recorded 52 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 28.85%. The Blues are sitting with 45 goals at even strength and 15 goals (3rd in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 48 goals to be scored by way of 39 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the St. Louis Blues have earned a total of 60 goals, 22 points, and a points percentage of .611.
For the opposition you will find Jordan Binnington between the pipes. He is sitting with 3,561 stops out of 3,894 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .914. Binnington has a lifetime record of 79-37-18 and has played in 139 games. He got the starting nod in 135 games and his ice time sits at 8,125 minutes. Binnington's quality start percentage is 55.6% and he has 75 quality starts in his professional career. His opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has surrendered 333 goals altogether.
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Josh's Pick: Take Columbus
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