St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, February 13, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-125) Coyotes (+113)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (7-4-2) travel to Gila River Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Arizona Coyotes (6-5-1). The Blues open this matchup at -125 while the Coyotes are coming in at +113. The total is set at 5.5.
The Blues will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-3 defeat to the Coyotes the last time they stepped on the ice. When starting in the offensive zone they came in at 48.1% and their PDO was 101.5 for this one. They accrued 20 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 24 opportunities to win the face-off. Their Fenwick came in at 40 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 54.8%. The Corsi for the Blues was sitting at 54 and the Corsi against was 56 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 49.1%. St. Louis tallied 15 mins in the box in this game. In addition, they had 4 attempts on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. The Blues had a middle of the road offensive output in the defeat. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 3 of the 43 shots they looked to score on.
St. Louis Blues opponents have recorded 56 power play tries (3rd in pro hockey) and have notched 17 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 393 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .896. St. Louis has taken 388 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.8%. While at even strength, the Blues have given up 24 goals while having 37 themselves. St. Louis skates onto the rink with 44 power play chances and they have scored 5 goals out of those tries, giving them a rate of 11.36%. For the current campaign, they have scored 16 points and their points % is .615. Regarding scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 42 goals (11th in the NHL) on the season and have allowed 41.
The man in goal for this game is Jordan Binnington. The opposition has notched 212 goals against Binnington in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.34. Binnington has been in goal for 93 games over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage currently is at .917 in his 5,427 minutes played. He has compiled an overall record of 60-20-10 and he was named the starter in 90 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Binnington is sitting with 54 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .600. Binnington has seen 2,539 shots against him and he has 2,327 total saves.
In their win over the Blues, Arizona had 4 power play opportunities in this outing and scored 2 out of those opportunities. The Coyotes notched 4 goals out of the 26 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 99 and their percentage of oZS was 52.1%. Arizona wrapped up this game with a 50.9% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Arizona had and they put on a good performance in this one. Their Fenwick rate came in at 45.2% by amassing a Fenwick of 33 and the Blues ending the game with a 40 Fenwick at even strength.
Arizona has taken 335 shots (27th in the NHL) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 9.85%, while allowing the opposition 364 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 84.78% on the other teams 46 power play chances, and their save percentage sits at 9.9%. They have a total of 47 power play chances and they have accumulated a power play rate of 23.40%. The Coyotes have earned 21 goals at even strength and 11 goals (12th in hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 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. This season, the Arizona Coyotes have 33 goals, 13 points, and a points percentage of .542.
For the opposition you are likely to see Darcy Kuemper in the crease. Kuemper is the owner of a career mark of 100-77-30 and has played in 225 contests. Kuemper's quality start percentage comes out to 56.7% and he has made 118 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has accrued 5,787 saves out of 6,306 shots attempted, which gives him a rate of .918. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has allowed 519 goals overall. He got the starting nod in 208 games and has played for a total of 12,652 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (-125)
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