Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 1/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Sunday, January 24, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+165) Blues (-200)
Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings (1-1-2) head to Enterprise Center on Sunday where they'll meet the St. Louis Blues (2-1-1). The Blues open this contest at -200 while the Kings are priced at +165. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Kings were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 4 - 2 win against the Avalanche the last time they stepped on the ice. The Kings had a great offensive game plan going into this one and it showed in this win. In the outing, they converted 4 of the 27 shots they put on net. They also had 5 power play attempts and scored 2 goals out of those tries. Los Angeles ended up with 8 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Kings was 36 and the Corsi against was 49 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 42.4%. Their Fenwick sat at 27 and the Fenwick against sat at 39, giving them a rate of 40.9%. They took 17 face-off wins at even strength and lost 21 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts came in at 60.9% and they had a PDO at even strength of 105.8 for this matchup. In discussing stats from the opponent, the Colorado Avalanche earned a total of 26 shots. They ended the game with 10 penalty mins and they notched 4 power play attempts.
Protecting the goal for Los Angeles is Jonathan Quick from Milford, Connecticut. He is 35 years old and has played 189 minutes protecting the goal this season. Quick is giving up 3.18 goals against average which has him placed 11th among West goalies and 23rd in the NHL among goalies. During this season, he has allowed 10 goals. His save % is .897 which has him placed 11th among West goalies. During the year thus far, they have converted a total of 12 goals which ranks 10th in the conference and 17th in the NHL. Their goal differential is -1, which puts them at 19th in the NHL. The Kings have a total of 4 points, which ranks 24th in the NHL and 11th in the West. When talking about shots at the opposing goalie, they have a total of 119 which ranks 12th in the conference and 22nd in the NHL. As a group, Los Angeles has a total of 64 hits which means they are averaging 16 per contest. They have a total of 42 blocks for the year.
The Blues opposed the Sharks in a matchup where the Blues went home in defeat by a final score 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. They had a Fenwick percentage of 50.0% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Sharks finishing with a 30 Fenwick at even strength. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their PDO was 101.0 and their percentage of oZS was 58.3%. The Blues converted 1 goal of the 23 shots on goal they pursued. They had 5 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. As for their opponent, the Sharks had 7 power play chances but weren't able to take advantage of it. St. Louis gave way to 38 shots on goal and the Sharks earned a total of 10 penalty mins.
In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington who is having an ok season by allowing 2.67 GAA and that ranks him 7th among Western Conference goaltenders and 15th in the NHL among goalies. In the 225 minutes he's played, he has surrendered 10 goals. He has a save % of .913, which places him at 8th among Western Conference goaltenders and 14th in the NHL among goalies. When it comes to goal differential, they are currently ranked 10th in the Western Conference and 24th in the league with -4. They currently have a total of 10 goals for the year which has them ranked at 13th in the West. St. Louis has a team save percentage of .891 which has them 23rd in the league, which tells us scoring chances could be plentiful if they are aggressive. They have a team shooting percentage of 9.2% putting them at 9th in the conference.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+165)
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