St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/30/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Saturday, January 30, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-167) Ducks (+140)
Honda Center is the site where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (3-3-2) will take on the St. Louis Blues (4-2-1) on Saturday. The Blues open this contest at -167 while the Ducks are priced at +140. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Blues came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5 - 4 victory against the Golden Knights in their previous contest. The Blues had a solid offensive outing in this victory. For the matchup, they scored on 5 out of the 25 shots they put on net. Moreover, they had 5 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal out of those tries. St. Louis racked up 17 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 65 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 38.1%. Their Fenwick was 28 and the Fenwick against was 49, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 36.4%. They earned 23 face-off wins and lost 25 tries to control the puck. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 23.0% and they had a PDO at even strength of 105.7 for this one. Regarding their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights tallied a total of 46 shots. They had a total of 15 penalty minutes and they earned 6 power play attempts.
St. Louis Blues opponents have totaled 36 power play opportunities (3rd in the league) and have scored 11 goals in those attempts. The Blues have had 233 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .888. St. Louis has tried 195 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.8%. While playing at even strength, the Blues have allowed 15 goals while getting 19 themselves. St. Louis comes into tonight with 23 power play opportunities and they have added 2 goals during those chances, garnering them a percentage of 8.70%. For the year, they have recorded 9 points and their points percentage sits at .643. In relation to scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have earned 21 goals (15th in the NHL) for the year and have given up 26.
The man in net for this game is Jordan Binnington. For his career, Binnington has compiled 52 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .605. His save percentage is .917 in his 5,187 mins guarding the cage. Binnington has had 2,425 shot attempts against him and has garnered 2,223 total saves. Opponents have tallied 202 goals versus Binnington in his professional hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.34. He has amassed an overall mark of 58-19-9 and he started in 86 games. Binnington has participated in 89 games during his hockey career.
The Ducks played the Coyotes in a matchup where the Ducks took the loss by a final score of 3 - 2. Anaheim went home with a 33.0% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 29 and they surrendered a Corsi of 59. Their Fenwick rate came in at 27.0% by notching a Fenwick of 17 and the Coyotes having earned a 46 Fenwick. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Anaheim played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. They had a PDO of 104.0 and their percentage of oZS was 31.0%. The Ducks notched 2 goals out of the 16 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 power play opportunities in this outing and were able to net 1 out of those attempts. On the other side of the ice, the Coyotes had 5 power play chances and used that advantage to score 1 goal. Anaheim conceded 34 shots on goal and the Coyotes had a total of 6 penalty mins.
The Ducks have accumulated 13 goals at even strength and 1 goal (31st in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. Anaheim has taken 188 shots (26th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.45%, while allowing their opponents 258 shots. Over the course of the season, the Anaheim Ducks have tallied 14 goals, 8 points, as well as a points percentage of .500. They have earned 18 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 5.56%. They have a penalty kill percentage of 88.89% on the other teams 27 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 7.4%. They have permitted 17 goals to be scored by of a combination of 13 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you will find John Gibson in the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.51 goals/game and he has yielded 704 goals overall. Gibson's rate of quality starts comes out to 57.7% and he has 165 quality starts in his career. He has made the start in 286 games and has played for a total of 16,825 mins. Gibson is the owner of a lifetime mark of 142-105-35 and has played in 294 contests. He has recorded 7,973 stops out of the 8,677 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (-167)
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