St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche Prediction, 5/19/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Colorado Avalanche
Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Location: Ball Arena in Denver, CO
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+250) Avalanche (-300)
Ball Arena is the site where Philipp Grubauer and the Colorado Avalanche (39-13-4) will play the St. Louis Blues (27-20-9) on Wednesday in Game 2 of their series. The Blues open this contest at +250 while the Avalanche are priced at -300. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Blues will look to clean up some issues after taking a 4-1 loss to the Avalanche in Game 1. The Blues didn't have a great showing offensively in this defeat. For the outing, they tallied a score on 1 of the 23 shots they put on goal. Furthermore, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to score. St. Louis recorded 9 mins in the box in this contest. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 37 and the Corsi against was 68 which means they had a Corsi rate of 35.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 25 and the Fenwick Against sat at 52, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 32.5%. They compiled 32 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 24 opportunities to gain puck control. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 26.8% and their PDO was 99.1 for this game.
St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 171 power play tries (9th in professional hockey) and have tallied 38 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 1,670 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .900. St. Louis has taken 1,622 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.3%. While at even strength, the Blues have conceded 129 goals while notching 131 of their own. St. Louis has compiled 155 power play chances and they have tallied 36 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 23.23%. For the year, they have scored 63 points and their points percentage is sitting at .563. In relation to scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have notched 167 goals (13th in the National Hockey League) on the year and have allowed 167.
The man in net for this game is Jordan Binnington. In his career, Binnington has accumulated 69 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .570. He has a save percentage of .915 in his 7,285 mins on the ice. Binnington has had 3,441 shots against him and has accrued 3,147 saves. Opponents have notched 294 goals against Binnington in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.42. He has accumulated a record of 72-32-16 and he has gotten the start in 121 games. Binnington has taken the ice for 125 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
In Game 1, Colorado had 3 chances on the power play in this contest and recorded 1 out of those chances. The Avalanche scored 4 goals of the 50 shots on goal they tried. Their PDO was 101 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 73.2%. Colorado earned a 64.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Colorado had and it was a good performance overall. They had a Fenwick percentage of 67.5% by earning a Fenwick of 52 and the Blues earning a 25 Fenwick at even strength.
Colorado has attempted 1,937 shots (2nd in the NHL) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.17%, while allowing their opponents 1,423 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 83.05% on their oppositions 177 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 90.7%. They have earned 207 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 22.71%. The Avalanche have earned 150 goals at even strength and 47 goals (2nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have allowed 132 goals to be scored by of a combination of 102 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they were shorthanded. Over the course of the season, the Colorado Avalanche have a total of 197 goals, 82 points, in addition to a points percentage of .732.
Across the ice you are likely to see Philipp Grubauer defending the net. He is sitting with 5,288 stops out of 5,745 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .920. Grubauer holds a lifetime record of 109-61-21 and has participated in 214 contests. He has been a starter 187 contests and has played for a total of 11,718 minutes. Grubauer's percentage of quality starts comes out to 59.9% and he has qualified for 112 quality starts in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.34 goals per contest and he has allowed 457 goals overall.
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Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (+250)
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