St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 3/3/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-132) Ducks (+118)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (12-8-2) travel to Honda Center on Wednesday where they'll meet the Anaheim Ducks (6-11-5). The Blues open this contest at -132 while the Ducks are coming in at +118. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-4 win against the Ducks in the last game they played. The Corsi for the Blues was sitting at 45 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 39 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 53.6%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 51.3% and they had a PDO at even strength of 97.3 in this game. St. Louis had 6 penalty mins in this matchup. The Blues had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. Their Fenwick came in at 35 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 53.0%. They accrued 28 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 22 opportunities to gain puck control. In addition, they had 3 power play tries and were able to score 1 goal. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 out of the 35 shots they attempted.
In the matter of their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have notched 71 goals (5th in the National Hockey League) for the year and have allowed 69. For the season, the have a total of 26 points and their points percentage sits at .591. St. Louis skates onto the rink with 67 power play opportunities and they have notched 9 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 13.43%. While at even strength, the Blues let the opposition score 48 goals while getting 62 themselves. St. Louis has taken 684 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.4%. The Blues have had 656 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .895. St. Louis Blues opponents have recorded 79 power play opportunities (2nd in professional hockey) and have scored 21 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Jordan Binnington. Binnington has been involved in 100 games throughout his professional hockey career. He has a mark of 62-24-10 and he was named the starter in 97 games. Opponents have tallied 229 goals against Binnington in his career and his goals against average is 2.37. Binnington has had 2,711 shots against him and has recorded 2,482 total saves. His save percentage currently is .916 during his 5,808 minutes between the pipes. Over the course of his time in hockey, Binnington has accounted for 59 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .608.
When their loss to St. Louis, Anaheim had a 46.4% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Anaheim played and they played a solid game. Their Fenwick percentage was 47.0% by amassing a Fenwick of 31 and the Blues ending the game with a 35 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 103 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 48.2%. The Ducks earned 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they took. They had 4 power play opportunities in this contest and scored 1 out of those chances.
Over the course of the season, the Anaheim Ducks have accounted for 45 goals, 17 points, as well as a points percentage of .386. They have granted a total of 64 goals to be scored by way of 55 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. The Ducks have racked up 39 goals at even strength and 6 goals (29th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 52 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 11.54%. Anaheim has taken 600 shots (19th in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 7.50%, while allowing the other team 641 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 85.00% on their opponents 60 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.0%.
For the opposition you will find John Gibson defending the net. Gibson has amassed a lifetime mark of 144-112-37 and has played in 305 games. Gibson's quality start percentage is 56.2% and he has qualified for 167 quality starts in his hockey career. He has accounted for 8,211 saves out of the 8,949 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .918. Teams are averaging 2.54 goals per game and he has given up 738 goals in total. He has started in 297 games and his ice time sits at 17,429 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (-132)
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