St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks Prediction, 11/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Chicago Blackhawks
Date: Friday, November 26, 2021
Location: United Center in Chicago, IL
TV: NBC Sports Chicago
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Chicago Blackhawks (6-11-2) host the St. Louis Blues (10-7-2) at United Center on Friday.
The Blues will be looking to get a win in their next outing after their 4-2 loss against the Red Wings in their previous game. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 57 and the Corsi against was at 42 which means they had a Corsi rate of 57.6%. Their offensive zone starts were at 60.5% and they had a PDO of 84.2 in this game. St. Louis compiled 6 penalty minutes in this outing. The Blues could have played much better offensively in the loss. Their Fenwick was 42 and the Fenwick Against sat at 29, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 59.2%. They tallied 22 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 29 attempts to take control of the puck. Moreover, they had 3 chances with extra men on the ice and notched 1 goal. In the game, they converted 2 out of the 37 shots they attempted.
The Blues have had 589 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .912. While playing at even strength, the Blues have given up 43 goals while having 46 when they are on offense. St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 50 power play opportunities (26th in the NHL) and have scored 9 goals in those attempts. For the year, they sit with 22 points and their points percentage sits at .579. St. Louis has tried 652 shots and has a shot percentage of 9.5%. Regarding scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 62 goals (9th in the NHL) on the season and have surrendered 52. St. Louis comes into tonight with 55 power play opportunities and they have scored 16 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 29.09%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jordan Binnington. Binnington has been in goal for 139 matchups over the course of his NHL career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 79-37-18 and he has started in 135 games. The opposition has racked up 333 goals against Binnington in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.46. Binnington has seen 3,894 shot attempts against him and he has 3,561 total saves. His save percentage is at .914 during his 8,125 mins in the crease. Over the course of his time in hockey, Binnington has 75 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .556.
Their last time out, Chicago went up against the Flames in a game where the Blackhawks took the loss by a final of 5-2. Chicago wrapped up this game with a 38.2% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Chicago played and we're sure they will look for better performances in the future. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 34.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 27 and the Flames finishing with a 51 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 96 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 37.9%. The Blackhawks earned 2 goals out of the 21 shots on goal they attempted. They had 1 opportunity on the power play in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
Over the course of the season, the Chicago Blackhawks have earned a total of 41 goals, 14 points, as well as a points percentage of .368. They have allowed 63 goals to be scored by of a combination of 55 goals at even strength and 8 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blackhawks have tallied 30 goals at even strength and 11 goals (17th in the league) while on the power play. They have a tally of 63 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 17.46%. Chicago has taken 533 shots (27th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 7.69%, while allowing their opponents 622 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 85.96% on their oppositions 57 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 89.9%.
For the opposition you will find Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the goal. His opposition is averaging 2.55 goals per contest and he has given up 2,206 goals altogether. Fleury's quality start rate comes out to 55.4% and he has accumulated 410 quality starts in his pro career. He has started in 740 contests and his ice time sits at 51,831 minutes. Fleury holds a career mark of 497-284-82 and has played in 896 games. He has compiled 23,211 stops out of 25,417 shots tried, giving him a percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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