St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Friday, February 12, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-143) Coyotes (+120)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (6-5-1) host the St. Louis Blues (7-4-2) at Gila River Arena on Friday. The moneyline on this game has the Blues coming in at -143 and the Coyotes are at +120. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Blues were on the wrong end of the scoreboard with a 4-3 defeat to the Coyotes in their previous game. The Corsi for the Blues was 54 and the Corsi against was 56 which means they had a Corsi rate of 49.1%. Their offensive zone starts were at 48.1% and they had a PDO at even strength of 101.5 in this one. St. Louis tallied 15 mins in the box in this outing. The Blues were neither impressive or disappointing offensively in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against was 33, giving them a Fenwick rate of 54.8%. They compiled 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 24 attempts to gain puck control. Additionally, they had 4 power play attempts and scored 1 goal. For the matchup, they earned a goal on 3 of the 43 shots they put on net.
With regard to their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have racked up 42 goals (8th in hockey) so far this season and have given up 41. For the current season, they have recorded 16 points and their points percentage is .615. St. Louis skates onto the rink with 44 power play chances and they have added 5 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 11.36%. While at even strength, the Blues have allowed 24 goals while getting 37 when they are on offense. St. Louis has taken 388 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.8%. The Blues have had 393 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .896. St. Louis Blues opponents have 56 power play opportunities (3rd in the NHL) and have earned 17 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Jordan Binnington. The opposition has notched 212 goals versus Binnington in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.34. Binnington has been involved in 93 contests during his pro hockey career. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 5,427 minutes between the pipes. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 60-20-10 and he was named the starter in 90 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Binnington has compiled 54 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .600. Binnington has seen 2,539 shots taken against him and has amassed 2,327 total saves.
In their win over the Blues, Arizona had a PDO of 99 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 52.1%. They had 4 power play attempts in this one and recorded 2 out of those tries. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 45.2% by way of having a Fenwick of 33 and the Blues having earned a 40 Fenwick at even strength. The Coyotes recorded 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they tried. Arizona earned a 50.9% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona played and it was a good performance overall.
Arizona has taken 335 shots (22nd in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.85%, while allowing the opposition 364 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 84.78% on the other teams 46 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 9.9%. They have recorded 47 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 23.40%. The Coyotes have tallied 21 goals at even strength and 11 goals (9th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 32 goals to be scored by of a combination of 24 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice. On the campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have earned 33 goals, 13 points, in addition to a points percentage of .542.
Across the ice you are going to see Darcy Kuemper in the crease. Kuemper is sitting with a lifetime mark of 100-77-30 and has been in net for 225 games. Kuemper's quality start percentage sits at 56.7% and he has 118 quality starting assignments in his career. He has a tally of 5,787 saves out of 6,306 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .918. His opponents are averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has relinquished 519 goals overall. He has made the start in 208 games and has played 12,652 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Arizona (+120)
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