St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 4/2/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Friday, April 2, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+188) Avalanche (-210)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (16-13-6) are headed to Ball Arena on Friday where they'll take on the Colorado Avalanche (23-8-4). The line on this matchup has the Blues coming in at +188 and the Avalanche are at -210. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Blues had a rough game after their 3-2 loss against the Ducks in their last outing. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 68.6% and they had a PDO of 90.0 for this matchup. They garnered 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their Fenwick came in at 39 and the Fenwick against was 30, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 56.5%. The Corsi for the Blues was sitting at 52 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 42 which means they had a Corsi rate of 55.3%. St. Louis compiled 6 penalty mins for this matchup. Moreover, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. The Blues left a lot to be desired in terms of their offense in the defeat. In the outing, they scored on 2 of the 40 shots they tried.
When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the St. Louis Blues have tallied 98 goals (17th in hockey) this season and have surrendered 111. For the current season, they have recorded 38 points and their points percentage sits at .543. St. Louis skates onto the rink with 102 power play chances and they have added 19 goals out of those tries, earning them a percentage of 18.63%. While playing at even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 83 goals while earning 79 on the offensive side of the ice. St. Louis has tried 1,038 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. The Blues have had 1,015 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .891. St. Louis Blues opponents have totaled 110 power play opportunities (11th in professional hockey) and have racked up 28 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jordan Binnington. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Binnington has accrued 62 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .585. His save percentage sits at .914 in his 6,350 mins played. Binnington has seen 2,960 shots against him and has amassed 2,704 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 256 goals versus Binnington in his pro hockey career and his goals against rate is 2.42. He has earned a win-loss mark of 64-28-13 and he started in 106 games. Binnington has played in 109 games during his NHL career.
In their last contest, Colorado played the Coyotes in a game where the Avalanche ended up with the victory by a mark of 9-3. Colorado went home with a 60.7% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Colorado played and they looked good in this game. Their Fenwick rate came in at 57.5% by accumulating a Fenwick of 42 and the Coyotes having earned a 31 Fenwick at even strength. They had a PDO of 114 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 45.3%. The Avalanche tallied 9 goals of the 38 shots on goal they attempted. They had 4 power play attempts in this matchup and scored 2 out of those tries.
Colorado has attempted 1,236 shots (2nd in the NHL) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.28%, while allowing the other team 879 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 87.04% on their oppositions 108 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.0%. They have recorded 127 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 23.62%. The Avalanche have earned 97 goals at even strength and 30 goals (4th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 79 goals to be scored by way of 65 goals at even strength and 14 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Colorado Avalanche are sitting with 127 goals, 50 points, in addition to a points percentage of .714.
Across the ice you are going to see Philipp Grubauer protecting the net. He has recorded 5,051 stops out of 5,484 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .921. Grubauer has compiled a career mark of 101-59-21 and has participated in 204 games. He has started in 177 games and his ice time sits at 11,133 mins. Grubauer's rate of quality starts sits at 59.9% and he has made 106 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. His opposition is averaging 2.33 goals/game and he has relinquished 433 goals in total.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Colorado (-210) and under 5.5 goals
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