St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 2/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Monday, February 15, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-175) Coyotes (+145)
Darcy Kuemper and the Arizona Coyotes (6-6-2) host the St. Louis Blues (9-4-2) at Gila River Arena on Monday. The Coyotes open this matchup at +145 while the Blues are priced at -175. The O/U opens at 6.5.
The Blues will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 5-4 victory over the Coyotes in their last game. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 59 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 52 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 53.2%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 60.6% and their PDO was 104.0 in this game. St. Louis tallied 4 penalty mins in this contest. The Blues had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this win. Their Fenwick was 40 and the Fenwick against was 47, meaning the had a Fenwick percentage of 46.0%. They amassed 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 opportunities to control the puck. In addition, they had 2 chances with extra men on the ice but weren't able to score. In the game, they were able to notch a goal on 5 of the 35 shots they attempted.
St. Louis Blues opponents have totaled 61 power play opportunities (2nd in professional hockey) and have notched 17 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 454 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .899. St. Louis has tried 450 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 11.3%. While playing at even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 38 goals while earning 39 of their own. St. Louis has 48 power play chances and they have scored 6 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 12.50%. For the season, they have scored 20 points and their points percentage is sitting at .667. In regard to their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have notched 51 goals (5th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have given up 46.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jordan Binnington. For his career, Binnington has accounted for 55 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .604. His save percentage currently sits at .917 for his 5,486 mins between the pipes. Binnington has seen 2,564 shots taken against him and has recorded 2,351 total saves. Opponents have notched 213 goals versus Binnington in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.33. He has accumulated an overall record of 61-20-10 and he has started in 91 games. Binnington has participated in 94 games over the course of his NHL career.
In their loss to St. Louis, Arizona had 2 opportunities on the power play in this game but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes converted 4 goals of the 36 shots on goal they tried. They had a PDO of 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 39.4%. Arizona went home with a 46.8% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats speak to the kind of game that Arizona had and they showed up in this game. They had a Fenwick percentage of 54.0% by amassing a Fenwick of 47 and the Blues ending the game with a 40 Fenwick at even strength.
The Coyotes have earned 28 goals at even strength and 11 goals (12th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has put up 396 shots (17th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.60%, while allowing the other team 426 shots. So far this season, the Arizona Coyotes have 38 goals, 14 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have a total of 52 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 21.15%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 84.00% on their opponents 50 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 9.6%. They have allowed 41 goals to be scored by of a combination of 31 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the ice you will find Darcy Kuemper patrolling the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.46 goals/game and he has allowed 521 goals overall. Kuemper's quality start percentage is 56.9% and he has 119 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He got the starting nod in 209 games and his ice time sits at 12,711 minutes. Kuemper holds a lifetime record of 100-78-30 and has participated in 226 games. He is sitting with 5,810 saves out of the 6,331 shots attempted, which gives him a save percentage of .918.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (-175)
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