Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 1/23/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, January 23, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+172) Blues (-191)
Enterprise Center is the site where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (2-1-1) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (1-1-2) on Saturday. The Kings open this game at +172 while the Blues are coming in at -191. The total is set at 5.5.
The Kings went home feeling good about their game by earning a 4 - 2 win over the Avalanche in their last contest. The Kings had a good offensive output in the victory. In the matchup, they netted 4 out of the 27 shots they put on goal. In addition, they had 5 power play chances and scored 2 goals out of those chances. Los Angeles had 8 penalty mins while out there on the ice. The Corsi for the Kings sat at 36 and the Corsi against was 49 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 42.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against at even strength sat at 39, which means they earned a rate of 40.9%. They won 17 face-off wins and were beaten on 21 of the face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 60.9% and they had a PDO of 105.8 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Colorado Avalanche racked up a total of 26 shots. They finished with 10 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 4 power play opportunities.
The goalie for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 35 years old and has totaled 189 mins in goal for the season. Quick is allowing an average of 3.18 goals per contest which has him placed 10th among Western Conference goalies and 21st among goalies in the NHL. During this year, he's given up 10 goals. He's earned a save % of .897 which has him placed 10th among Western Conference goalies. So far this season, they have converted a total of 12 goals which has them sitting at 7th in the West and 13th in the league. Their goal differential is -1, which puts them at 20th in the league. The Kings have compiled a total of 4 points, which has them sitting at 23rd in the league and 10th in the conference. Regarding shots at the opposing goalie, they have compiled a total of 119 which has them sitting at 9th in the West and 16th in the league. As a group, Los Angeles has a total of 64 hits which means they have an average of 16 per game. They have compiled a total of 42 blocks for the season.
The Blues played the Sharks in a matchup where the Blues ended up taking the loss by a tally of 2 - 1. St. Louis went home with a 50.7% Corsi rating. They got there by having a Corsi of 37 and they conceded a Corsi of 36. Their Fenwick rate came in at 50.0% by notching a Fenwick of 30 and the Sharks earning a 30 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that St. Louis had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO was 101.0 and they earned an oZS percentage of 58.3%. The Blues scored 1 goal out of the 23 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to notch a goal. As for their opponent, the Sharks had 7 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. St. Louis conceded 38 shots on goal and the Sharks ended up with 10 penalty minutes.
In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an average year by allowing 2.67 goals per game and that ranks him 8th among Western Conference goalies and 17th among goalies in the NHL. In the 225 mins he has played, he has surrendered 10 goals. He has a save percentage of .913, which puts him at 8th among Western Conference goalies and 14th among goalies in the NHL. Regarding goal differential, they are ranked 12th in the West and 26th in the NHL with -4. They have compiled a total of 10 goals for this year which is good for 13th in the conference. St. Louis has a save % as a team of .891 which is good for 22nd in the NHL, which means scoring chances could be plentiful if they attack the goal. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% which puts them at 9th in the conference.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take St. Louis (-191) and under 5.5 goals
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