St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 1/31/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Sunday, January 31, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-155) Ducks (+135)
Honda Center is the venue where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (3-3-2) will take on the St. Louis Blues (4-2-1) on Sunday. The line on this game has the Blues coming in at -155 and the Ducks are at +135. The over/under opens at 5.
The Blues will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5 - 4 victory over the Golden Knights in their previous game. The Blues had a impressive offensive outing in this victory. In the game, they earned a goal on 5 of the 25 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 5 power play attempts and were able to net 1 goal out of those tries. St. Louis racked up 17 penalty mins in this game. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 65 which tells us they had a Corsi percentage of 38.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 and the Fenwick against was 49, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 36.4%. They earned 23 face-off wins and were beaten on 25 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 23.0% and they had a PDO of 105.7 in this one. In terms of their opponent's stats, the Vegas Golden Knights earned a total of 46 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 15 penalty mins and they had 6 power play attempts.
The Blues have had 233 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .888. At even strength, the Blues have surrendered 15 goals while earning 19 of their own. St. Louis Blues opponents have recorded 36 power play opportunities (3rd in professional hockey) and have a total of 11 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 9 points and their points percentage sits at .643. St. Louis has taken 195 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.8%. When it comes to their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 21 goals (16th in the National Hockey League) on the campaign and have surrendered 26. St. Louis has accounted for 23 power play chances and they have tallied 2 goals during those advantages, giving them a percentage of 8.70%.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jordan Binnington. Binnington has taken the ice for 89 games over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed a record of 58-19-9 and was named the starter in 86 games. Opponents have racked up 202 goals against Binnington in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.34. Binnington has had 2,425 shots taken against him and he has 2,223 total saves. His save percentage currently is .917 during his 5,187 minutes played. Throughout his time in hockey, Binnington has earned 52 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .605.
The Ducks faced the Coyotes in a game where the Ducks were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 3 - 2. Anaheim had a 33.0% Corsi rating. That percentage was had by earning a Corsi of 29 while they gave up a Corsi of 59. They had a Fenwick percentage of 27.0% by way of having a Fenwick of 17 and the Coyotes finishing with a 46 Fenwick. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Anaheim played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their PDO at even strength was 104.0 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 31.0%. The Ducks netted 2 goals of the 16 shots on goal they pursued. They had 2 power play chances in this game and netted 1 out of those attempts. Regarding their opponent, the Coyotes had 5 power play chances and ended up scoring 1 goal. Anaheim allowed 34 shots on goal and the Coyotes earned a total of 6 penalty mins.
Anaheim has tried 188 shots (26th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 7.45%, while allowing their opponents 258 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 88.89% on the other teams 27 chances on the power play, and their save percentage currently sits at 7.4%. They have a total of 18 power play opportunities and they have a power play rate of 5.56%. The Ducks have earned 13 goals at even strength and 1 goal (31st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have allowed 17 goals to be scored by of a combination of 13 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have a total of 14 goals, 8 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500.
On the other side of the ice you will find John Gibson in the crease. He is sitting with 7,973 stops out of the 8,677 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .919. Gibson has amassed a career record of 142-105-35 and has participated in 294 games. He has started in 286 contests and his ice time sits at 16,825 mins. Gibson's quality start rate comes out to 57.7% and he has 165 quality starts in his career. His opponents are averaging 2.51 goals per contest and he has yielded 704 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (-155)
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