Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 2/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Monday, February 22, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+161) Blues (-179)
Calvin Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (7-6-3) travel to Enterprise Center on Monday where they'll take on the St. Louis Blues (10-6-2). The Blues open this matchup at -179 while the Kings are coming in at +161. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Kings had a good night with a 4-2 win against the Coyotes in their previous game. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 72.2% and their PDO was 110.0 for this game. They recorded 19 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 11 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 23 and the Fenwick Against sat at 27, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 46.0%. The Corsi for the Kings was 32 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 45 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 41.6%. Los Angeles amassed 6 penalty minutes in this matchup. Additionally, they had 3 chances with the advantage and notched 1 goal. The Kings had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. For the matchup, they finished 4 out of the 23 shots they put on goal.
Los Angeles Kings opponents have 53 power play opportunities (17th in hockey) and have tallied 9 goals in those chances. The Kings have had 500 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .906. Los Angeles has attempted 454 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 11.0%. While at even strength, the Kings have surrendered 38 goals while having 35 when they are on offense. Los Angeles steps onto the ice with 62 power play chances and they have notched 15 goals out of those chances, earning them a percentage of 24.19%. For the year, they have recorded 17 points and their points percentage sits at .531. In terms of their goal scoring prowess, the Los Angeles Kings have tallied 50 goals (13th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have allowed 47.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Calvin Petersen. Opponents have racked up 69 goals versus Petersen in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per contest is 2.56. Petersen has been in goal for 28 games throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .924 in his 1,617 mins played. He has amassed an overall record of 13-11-2 and he started in 26 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Petersen is sitting with 16 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .615. Petersen has had 906 shots taken against him and has accrued 837 total saves.
In their last game, St. Louis went up against the Sharks in a matchup where the Blues were on the wrong end of the score by a mark of 5-4. St. Louis earned a 52.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game St. Louis had and it tells us that they played really well in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 52.7% by way of having a Fenwick of 39 and the Sharks having notched a 35 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO at even strength of 94 and their percentage of oZS was 63.9%. The Blues recorded 4 goals out of the 32 shots on goal they took. They had 3 power play attempts in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Blues have accumulated 50 goals at even strength and 8 goals (22nd in the league) while on the power play. St. Louis has taken 551 shots (6th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.53%, while allowing their opponents 532 shots. This season, the St. Louis Blues have 58 goals, 22 points, and a points percentage of .611. They have a total of 57 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 14.04%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 74.24% on the other teams 66 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.8%. They have permitted 54 goals to be scored by way of 37 goals at even strength and 17 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the rink you are going to see Jordan Binnington protecting the goal. Binnington is the owner of a lifetime record of 62-22-10 and has participated in 97 contests. Binnington's quality start rate is 60.6% and he has accumulated 57 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He is sitting with 2,421 saves out of 2,642 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .916. His opponents are averaging 2.34 goals/game and he has conceded 221 goals altogether. He got the starting nod in 94 games and has been on the ice for 5,666 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+161)
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