Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 10/25/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Monday, October 25, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+255) Blues (+130)
Enterprise Center is the venue where Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (4-0-0) will take on the Los Angeles Kings (1-3-1) on Monday. The Blues open this game at +130 while the Kings are coming in at +255. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Kings will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 7-3 defeat against the Blues in their last game. The Kings had a middle of the road offensive output in this loss. For the game, they converted 3 out of the 35 shots they attempted. In addition, they had 4 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. Los Angeles compiled 8 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Corsi for the Kings was 46 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 45 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 50.5%. Their Fenwick was 41 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick rate of 55.4%. They had a tally of 23 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 36.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 102.3 in this game.
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Concerning their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 14 goals (21st in the NHL) for the year and have allowed 17. For the current season, they have earned 3 points and their points percentage comes in at .300. Los Angeles steps onto the ice with 18 power play chances and they have tallied 4 goals out of those tries, earning them a rate of 22.22%. When at even strength, the Kings have allowed the opponent to score 10 goals while notching 10 when they are on offense. Los Angeles has tried 184 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.6%. The Kings have had 149 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .886. Los Angeles Kings opponents have amassed 15 power play opportunities (22nd in the league) and have earned 7 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Jonathan Quick. Opponents have been able to score 1,560 goals against Quick in his professional hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.41. Quick has been involved in 667 matchups over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is .913 in his 38,889 minutes on the ice. He has compiled an overall record of 336-250-69 and he started in 657 games. In his career, Quick has accrued 355 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .540. Quick has had 17,908 shots taken against him and has recorded 16,348 total saves.
In their last game, St. Louis opposed the Kings in a game where the Blues took home the win by a score of 7-3. They had 7 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 4 goals out of those tries. The Blues tallied 7 goals out of the 40 shots on goal they took. They had a PDO at even strength of 98 and their percentage of oZS was 63.9%. St. Louis earned a 49.5% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game St. Louis had and they showed up in this game. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 44.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Kings finishing with a 41 Fenwick at even strength.
The Blues have earned 16 goals at even strength and 6 goals (3rd in hockey) while having more men on the ice. St. Louis has tried 139 shots (27th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 15.83%, while allowing the other team 136 shots. On the season, the St. Louis Blues have earned a total of 22 goals, 8 points, in addition to a points percentage of 1.000. They have recorded 14 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 42.86%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 92.31% on their oppositions 13 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 91.9%. They have granted a total of 11 goals to be scored by way of 10 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you are expected to see Jordan Binnington in net. He has accounted for 3,240 saves out of 3,542 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .915. Binnington holds a career mark of 75-32-16 and has played in 128 contests. He has started in 124 contests and has played for a total of 7,465 mins. Binnington's percentage of quality starts sits at 56.5% and he has 70 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.43 goals per game and he has allowed 302 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+255)
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