St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/1/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Monday, March 1, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-145) Ducks (+131)
Honda Center is the venue where John Gibson and the Anaheim Ducks (6-10-5) will take on the St. Louis Blues (11-8-2) on Monday. The moneyline on this matchup has the Blues coming in at -145 and the Ducks are at +131. The over/under opens at 5.5.
The Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 7-6 win over the Sharks in their last outing. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 44.3% and they had a PDO of 109.3 for this one. They accumulated 30 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 15 opportunities to gain puck control. Their Fenwick was 31 and the Fenwick against finished at 42, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 42.5%. The Corsi for the Blues came in at 42 and the Corsi against was 53 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 44.2%. St. Louis accrued 6 mins in the box in this matchup. They also had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to net one. The Blues had a good offensive output in the win. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 7 out of the 31 shots they put on goal.
St. Louis Blues opponents have totaled 75 power play opportunities (4th in hockey) and have come away with 20 goals in those attempts. The Blues have had 623 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .896. St. Louis has tried 649 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.2%. While at even strength, the Blues have conceded 45 goals while scoring 58 on the offensive side of the ice. St. Louis has 64 power play opportunities and they have added 8 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 12.50%. For the season, they have recorded 24 points and their points percentage sits at .571. With respect to their goal scoring prowess, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 66 goals (7th in the NHL) for the season and have given up 65.
The man in net for this game is Jordan Binnington. The opposition has been able to score 229 goals versus Binnington in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.37. Binnington has taken the ice for 100 games throughout his hockey career. He has a save percentage of .916 for his 5,808 mins guarding the cage. He has an overall record of 62-24-10 and was named the starter in 97 games. In his career, Binnington has 59 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .608. Binnington has had 2,711 shot attempts against him and has accrued 2,482 saves.
Their last time out, Anaheim went up against the Golden Knights in an outing where the Ducks went home in defeat by a score of 3-2. Anaheim earned a 49.2% Corsi rate. 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. Their Fenwick rate came in at 54.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 45 and the Golden Knights finishing with a 38 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 94 and their percentage of oZS was 50.3%. The Ducks recorded 2 goals of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. They had 1 power play chance in this game but weren't able to score a goal.
The Ducks are sitting with 36 goals at even strength and 5 goals (30th in hockey) while on the power play. Anaheim has taken 567 shots (19th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 7.23%, while allowing their opponents 606 shots. On the campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have a total of 41 goals, 17 points, and a points percentage of .405. They have recorded 48 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 10.42%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 85.96% on their opponents 57 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 90.3%. They have allowed 59 goals to be scored by of a combination of 51 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find John Gibson in net. Gibson has amassed a career record of 144-111-37 and has been in net for 304 games. Gibson's quality start rate sits at 56.4% and he has 167 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has recorded 8,181 saves out of 8,915 shots attempted against him, which gives him a percentage of .918. His opposition is averaging 2.54 goals/game and he has relinquished 734 goals altogether. He has been a starter 296 games and has played for a total of 17,371 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Anaheim (+131)
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