St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 10/18/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Monday, October 18, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-108) Coyotes (-111)
Gila River Arena is the site where Carter Hutton and the Arizona Coyotes (0-1-1) will take on the St. Louis Blues (1-0-0) on Monday. The Coyotes open this game at -111 while the Blues are coming in at -108. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Blues were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5-3 victory against the Avalanche in their previous game. The Blues had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. In the matchup, they netted 5 out of the 28 shots they attempted. Additionally, they had 2 chances with the advantage and scored 1 goal. St. Louis tallied 9 minutes in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Blues was 37 and the Corsi against was 59 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 38.5%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 44, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 39.7%. They amassed 26 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 27 opportunities to win the face-off. Their offensive zone starts were at 45.4% and their PDO was 107.5 for this game.
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The Blues have had 32 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .906. When playing at even strength, the Blues have given up 3 goals while notching 4 as an offensive unit. St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 3 power play opportunities (29th in pro hockey) and have scored 0 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have 2 points and their points percentage comes in at 1.000. St. Louis has tried 28 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 17.9%. In relation to their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 5 goals (19th in the National Hockey League) so far this year and have allowed 3. St. Louis has accumulated 2 power play opportunities and they have tallied 1 goal out of those chances, garnering them a rate of 50.00%.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jordan Binnington. Binnington has participated in 125 games throughout his NHL career. He has amassed an overall mark of 72-32-16 and he has started in 121 games. Opponents have notched 294 goals against Binnington in his NHL career and his goals against average per contest is 2.42. Binnington has seen 3,441 shot attempts against him and has accrued 3,147 total saves. His save percentage is at .915 during his 7,285 mins between the pipes. For his professional hockey career, Binnington is sitting with 69 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .570.
In their last contest, Arizona played the Sabres in a game where the Coyotes took the loss by a score of 2-1. Their PDO at even strength was 106 and their oZS percentage was 40.0%. They had 2 power play chances in this contest but weren't able to score a goal. Their Fenwick rate came in at 38.7% by tallying a Fenwick of 24 and the Sabres ending the game with a 38 Fenwick at even strength. The Coyotes recorded 1 goal of the 21 shots on goal they tried. Arizona earned a 39.7% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Arizona had and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future.
Arizona has tried 59 shots (17th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 5.08%, while allowing the other team 59 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 40.00% on the other teams 5 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 84.7%. They have a tally of 6 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 16.67%. The Coyotes have accumulated 2 goals at even strength and 1 goal (22nd in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 9 goals to be scored by of a combination of 6 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Arizona Coyotes have 3 goals, 1 point, in addition to a points percentage of .250.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Carter Hutton patrolling the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.74 goals per game and he has yielded 573 goals overall. Hutton's percentage of quality starts sits at 50.2% and he has qualified for 103 quality starts in his career. He got the starting nod in 205 games and has played 12,552 mins. Hutton has accrued a lifetime record of 94-89-27 and has been in goal for 233 games. He has gathered 5,674 stops out of the 6,247 shots attempted, giving him a save % of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (-111)
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