St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 1/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+115) Avalanche (-135)
Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche play the St. Louis Blues at Ball Arena on Wednesday. The line on this contest has the Blues coming in at +115 and the Avalanche are at -135. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Blues ended last season with a 6 - 2 loss to the Canucks. The Blues could have played much better offensively in the loss. In the matchup, they scored on 2 out of the 36 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 2 power play chances but didn't net one. St. Louis earned a total of 4 penalty mins for this matchup. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 69 and the Corsi against was 39 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 63.9%. Their Fenwick sat at 43 while the Fenwick against sat at 31, which earned them a Fenwick percentage of 58.1%. They won 26 face-off wins at even strength and lost 29 of all total face-offs. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 60.0% and they had a PDO of 85.6 for this game. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Vancouver Canucks put up 25 shots. They ended the game with 4 minutes in the box and they tallied 2 power play chances.
In goal for St. Louis is Jordan Binnington from Richmond Hill, Ontario. He is 26 years old and was on the ice a total of 2,948 minutes minding the net last year. Binnington conceded 2.56 goals per contest which had him ranked 6th among Western Conference goalies and 15th among goalies in the NHL. During the year, he allowed 126 goals. He had a save percentage of .912 which had him ranked 18th among Western Conference goalies. Last season the Blues racked up a total of 223 goals which had them at 4th in the conference and 11th in the NHL. Their goal differential was +33, ranking them 5th in the NHL. The Blues compiled a total of 94 pts, which had them at 2nd in the NHL and 1st in the Western Conference. When it comes to shots at the opposing goalie, they compiled a total of 2,179 which had them at 9th in the West and 17th in the NHL. As a team, St. Louis compiled a total of 1,394 hits which means they had an average of 19.6 per contest. They compiled a total of 706 blocks for the season.
The Avalanche opposed the Stars in a matchup where the Avalanche ended up losing by a mark of 5 - 4 to end their season. Colorado earned a 52.0% Corsi rating. They wound up with that percentage by having a Corsi of 66 and they gave up a Corsi of 61. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 53.6% by notching a Fenwick of 45 and the Stars finishing with a 39 Fenwick. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Colorado had and they put on a good performance in this one. They had a PDO at even strength of 99.4 and they earned an oZS percentage of 43.2%. The Avalanche converted 4 goals of the 44 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and converted 1 out of those opportunities. As for their opponent, the Stars had 2 power play chances and went on to score 2 goals. Colorado allowed 35 shots on goal and the Stars ended up with 8 penalty mins.
In net for Colorado is Philipp Grubauer who had an average year by allowing 2.63 goals per contest and that placed him 9th in the West and 20th in the NHL among goalies. In the 2,057 mins he was on the ice last season, he gave up 90 goals. He earned a save percentage of .916, which put him at 14th in the West and 21st in the NHL among goalies. When discussing goal differential, the Avalanche sat 1st in the West and 3rd in the NHL with +46. They had a total of 236 goals for the year which ranked them 1st in the conference. Colorado had a save % as a team of .913 which had them sitting 6th in the NHL, meaning chances to score may be limited. They had a team shooting percentage of 10.5% which was good for 3rd in the West.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (+115)
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