St. Louis Blues vs Carolina Hurricanes Prediction, 11/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Carolina Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: PNC Arena in Raleigh, NC
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+110) Hurricanes (-141)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues head to PNC Arena on Saturday where they'll meet the Carolina Hurricanes. The moneyline on this game has the Blues priced at +110 and the Hurricanes are at -141. The O/U is set at 5.5.
The Blues will look for better times on the ice after their 4-3 loss to the Predators in their last game. Their offensive zone starts were at 62.8% and they had a PDO of 90.9 in this game. They earned 33 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 26 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick was 43 and the Fenwick against finished at 40, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 51.8%. The Corsi for the Blues was 59 and the Corsi against was at 51 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 53.6%. St. Louis garnered 7 penalty minutes in this game. Moreover, they had 1 attempt on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. The Blues played like an average offensive team in this defeat. In the matchup, they finished 3 of the 36 shots they put on goal.
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With regard to scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have racked up 42 goals (8th in the league) this season and have surrendered 30. For the year, they have accumulated 18 points and their points percentage sits at .750. St. Louis has tallied 28 power play opportunities and they have notched 10 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 35.71%. At even strength, the Blues have surrendered 26 goals while having 32 on offense. St. Louis has taken 396 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.6%. The Blues have had 393 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .924. St. Louis Blues opponents have 36 power play opportunities (22nd in pro hockey) and have notched 4 goals in those chances.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jordan Binnington. Binnington has played in 135 games over the course of his NHL career. He has compiled an overall record of 78-34-18 and he has gotten the start in 131 games. The opposition has notched 320 goals versus Binnington in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.43. Binnington has seen 3,773 shots against him and he has 3,453 saves. He has a save percentage of .915 during his 7,889 minutes on the ice. For his career, Binnington has compiled 74 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .565.
When they took the ice last, Carolina opposed the Lightning in a game where the Hurricanes ended up with the win by a score of 2-1. Carolina went home with a 58.1% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Carolina had and you could say that they have had better days on the ice. Their Fenwick rate came in at 52.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 28 and the Lightning having accrued a 25 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 99 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 54.5%. The Hurricanes tallied 2 goals out of the 31 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play attempts in this outing and scored 1 goal out of those opportunities.
Carolina has taken 368 shots (23rd in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.14%, while allowing the opposition 311 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 86.00% on the other teams 50 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 93.2%. They have a total of 44 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 25.00%. The Hurricanes have earned 30 goals at even strength and 11 goals (3rd in hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have granted a total of 21 goals to be scored by of a combination of 14 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the Carolina Hurricanes have earned a total of 41 goals, 20 points, as well as a points percentage of .909.
Across the rink you will find Antti Raanta in the crease. His opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per game and he has given up 443 goals altogether. Raanta's quality start percentage sits at 62.8% and he has 113 quality starts in his pro career. He got the starting nod in 180 contests and has played 10,811 minutes. Raanta is sitting with a career mark of 94-65-20 and has been in goal for 200 games. He has racked up 5,052 saves out of 5,495 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .919.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (+110)
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