St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 4/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2021
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Bally Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-128) Coyotes (+108)
Gila River Arena is the venue where Antti Raanta and the Arizona Coyotes (19-20-5) will play the St. Louis Blues (19-17-6) on Saturday. The Coyotes open this matchup at +108 while the Blues are priced at -128. The total opens at 5.5.
The Blues had a rough game after their 4-3 loss against the Avalanche in their last outing. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 66.5% and their PDO rating was 92.3 for this game. They amassed 34 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 17 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 35 and the Fenwick against finished at 37, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 48.6%. The Corsi for the Blues came in at 51 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 54 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 48.6%. St. Louis tallied 8 penalty minutes in this outing. Furthermore, they had 4 power play tries and were able to net 2 goals. The Blues had a middle of the road showing in this loss. For the game, they converted 3 out of the 34 shots they put on net.
The Blues have had 1,255 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .896. While at even strength, the Blues let the opposition score 98 goals while having 96 on offense. St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 133 power play opportunities (12th in the NHL) and have racked up 32 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have scored 44 points and their points percentage is sitting at .524. St. Louis has taken 1,262 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.5%. In terms of their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have racked up 120 goals (17th in the National Hockey League) this season and have allowed 130. St. Louis steps onto the ice with 123 power play chances and they have tallied 24 goals out of those advantages, earning them a rate of 19.51%.
The man in goal for this game is Jordan Binnington. Over the course of his career, Binnington has 65 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .591. His save percentage currently is .915 for his 6,617 minutes in the crease. Binnington has had 3,117 shot attempts taken against him and has accrued 2,851 saves. Opponents have been able to score 266 goals against Binnington in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.41. He has compiled an overall mark of 66-30-13 and he started in 110 games. Binnington has taken the ice for 114 games during his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, Arizona played the Wild in a game where the Coyotes ended up losing by a mark of 5-2. Arizona earned a 54.1% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Arizona had and it tells us that they didn't have their best game. Their Fenwick rate was 53.8% by amassing a Fenwick of 28 and the Wild having racked up a 24 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO at even strength of 92 and their percentage of oZS was 60.3%. The Coyotes recorded 2 goals of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and converted 1 out of those opportunities.
The Coyotes have racked up 86 goals at even strength and 29 goals (12th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Arizona has taken 1,167 shots (30th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 9.85%, while allowing their opponents 1,363 shots. During this campaign, the Arizona Coyotes have 115 goals, 43 points, and a points percentage of .489. They have a total of 147 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 19.73%. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 80.29% on their oppositions 137 power play tries, and their save percentage currently comes in at 89.9%. They have granted a total of 137 goals to be scored by way of 110 goals at even strength and 27 goals while they had less men on the ice.
For the opposition you are going to see Antti Raanta in net. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals/game and he has given up 440 goals altogether. Raanta's quality start percentage is 63.1% and he has 113 quality starting assignments in his pro hockey career. He was named a starter in 179 games and his ice time sits at 10,739 minutes. Raanta is sitting with a career mark of 93-65-20 and has been in goal for 198 games. He is sitting with 5,025 stops out of 5,465 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-128)
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