Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 4/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Minnesota Wild vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, April 10, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Wild (-113) Blues (-107)
Ville Husso and the St. Louis Blues (17-16-6) host the Minnesota Wild (24-12-2) at Enterprise Center on Saturday. The Blues open this game at -107 while the Wild are priced at -113. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Wild came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 8-3 victory against the Avalanche in their last contest. The Corsi for the Wild was 20 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 42 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 32.3%. The offensive zone starts for them were at 22.7% and they had a PDO of 145.5 for this game. Minnesota garnered 24 penalty minutes in this contest. The Wild had a impressive offensive outing in the win. Their Fenwick was 14 and the Fenwick against finished at 29, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 32.6%. They totaled 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 28 opportunities to take control of the puck. Furthermore, they had 5 power play opportunities and notched 4 goals. For the matchup, they scored on 8 of the 19 shots they put on goal.
With respect to their scoring capabilities, the Minnesota Wild have notched 115 goals (14th in the NHL) this year and have allowed 96. For the season, the have a total of 50 points and their points percentage is .658. Minnesota comes into the game with 122 power play opportunities and they have tallied 18 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 14.75%. When at even strength, the Wild let the opposition score 77 goals while having 97 on offense. Minnesota has attempted 1,096 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.5%. The Wild have had 1,170 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .918. Minnesota Wild opponents have totaled 126 power play tries (5th in the NHL) and have scored 19 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Kaapo Kahkonen. For his professional hockey career, Kahkonen has accrued 12 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .545. His save percentage is .918 during his 1,357 mins on the ice. Kahkonen has had 685 shots taken against him and has recorded 629 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 56 goals versus Kahkonen in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.47. He has earned a mark of 15-7-1 and was named the starter in 22 games. Kahkonen has played in 23 games during his hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, St. Louis faced off against the Golden Knights in an outing where the Blues got the win by a score of 3-1. St. Louis had a 39.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that St. Louis had and you could say that they didn't play great, but weren't awful either. Their Fenwick rate was 42.9% by tallying a Fenwick of 42 and the Golden Knights having accrued a 56 Fenwick. Their PDO at even strength was 107 and they had an oZS percentage of 30.3%. The Blues recorded 3 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play attempt in this outing but were not able to net one.
The Blues are sitting with 85 goals at even strength and 20 goals (24th in the NHL) while on the power play. St. Louis has put up 1,160 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 9.05%, while allowing the other team 1,172 shots. On the season, the St. Louis Blues have 105 goals, 40 points, and a points percentage of .513. They have a total of 114 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 17.54%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 76.19% on the other teams 126 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.5%. They have permitted 123 goals to be scored by way of 93 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice.
On the other side of the ice you will find Ville Husso in goal. He has a tally of 301 stops out of 341 shots taken, giving him a percentage of .883. Husso has accrued a career record of 6-5-1 and has participated in 13 contests. He has been a starter 11 games and has been on the ice for 670 minutes. Husso's percentage of quality starts sits at 45.5% and he has qualified for 5 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. Opponents are averaging 3.58 goals per game and he has conceded 40 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-107)
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