Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 11/11/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, November 11, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+120) Blues (-172)
David Rittich and the Nashville Predators go to Enterprise Center on Thursday where they'll meet the St. Louis Blues. The Predators open this game at +120 while the Blues are coming in at -172. The total is set at 5.5.
The Predators will look to clean up some issues after taking a 2-1 loss to the Blackhawks in their previous contest. The Corsi for the Predators sat at 43 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 45 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 48.9%. Their offensive zone starts came in at 60.0% and their PDO rating was 96.4 in this one. Nashville accrued 4 penalty minutes for this contest. The Predators could have played much better offensively in this defeat. Their Fenwick came in at 31 and the Fenwick against was 35, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 47.0%. They had a tally of 21 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 19 attempts to win the face-off. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to score a goal. In the matchup, they scored on 1 out of the 21 shots they tried.
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In the matter of their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have accumulated 31 goals (24th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have given up 33. For the year, they have recorded 13 points and their points percentage comes in at .542. Nashville comes into tonight with 37 power play chances and they have tallied 10 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 27.03%. When at even strength, the Predators have allowed the opponent to score 25 goals while notching 21 on offense. Nashville has taken 342 shots and has a shooting percentage of 9.1%. The Predators have had 373 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .912. Nashville Predators opponents have earned 43 power play tries (9th in hockey) and have a total of 8 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be David Rittich. Rittich has taken the ice for 134 matchups during his pro hockey career. He has earned a win-loss record of 64-40-16 and he started in 121 games. Opponents have tallied 343 goals against Rittich in his pro career and his goals against average is 2.82. Rittich has seen 3,691 shot attempts against him and has accrued 3,348 saves. His save percentage is at .907 in his 7,289 mins played. For his career, Rittich has 67 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .554.
In their last game, St. Louis faced the Jets in a matchup where the Blues ended up with the victory by a final of 3-2. Their PDO was 98 and their oZS percentage was 41.8%. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this game and recorded 1 goal on that opportunity. Their Fenwick percentage was 41.5% by notching a Fenwick of 39 and the Jets having notched a 55 Fenwick. The Blues converted 3 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they pursued. St. Louis wound up with a 43.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game St. Louis had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team.
The Blues have earned 30 goals at even strength and 9 goals (8th in the league) while having more men on the ice. St. Louis has attempted 360 shots (18th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.83%, while allowing their opponents 366 shots. For the year, the St. Louis Blues have a total of 39 goals, 17 points, and a points percentage of .773. They have earned 27 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 33.33%. They have a penalty kill rate of 88.89% on the other teams 36 tries on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 92.9%. They have permitted 26 goals to be scored by of a combination of 22 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Jordan Binnington in the crease. Binnington is the owner of a lifetime record of 78-34-17 and has participated in 134 contests. Binnington's quality start percentage is 56.9% and he has 74 quality starts in his hockey career. He has a tally of 3,430 saves out of the 3,746 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .916. His opponents are averaging 2.42 goals per contest and he has allowed 316 goals altogether. He has started in 130 games and has been on the ice for 7,827 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Nashville (+120)
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