St. Louis Blues vs Detroit Red Wings Prediction, 11/24/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Detroit Red Wings
Date: Wednesday, November 24, 2021
Location: Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, MI
TV: Bally Sports Detroit
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-143) Red Wings (+118)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (10-6-2) go to Little Caesars Arena on Wednesday where they'll take on the Detroit Red Wings (8-9-3). The Red Wings open this matchup at +118 while the Blues are priced at -143. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Blues came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-2 victory over the Golden Knights in their last game. The Corsi for the Blues was 43 and the Corsi against was 44 meaning they had a Corsi rate of 49.4%. Their starts in the offensive zone sat at 50.0% and their PDO was 107.3 for this matchup. St. Louis compiled 4 penalty minutes in this game. The Blues had a solid offensive output in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 32 and the Fenwick Against sat at 40, giving them a Fenwick rate of 44.4%. They recorded 26 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 21 attempts to control the puck. Furthermore, they had 2 power play attempts and were able to score 1 goal. For the game, they finished 5 of the 31 shots they looked to score on.
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St. Louis Blues opponents have amassed 50 power play tries (19th in the league) and have a total of 9 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 566 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .915. St. Louis has tried 615 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.8%. At even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 39 goals while having 45 as an offensive unit. St. Louis skates onto the rink with 52 power play chances and they have notched 15 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 28.85%. For the season, they have scored 22 points and their points percentage is .611. In reference to their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have earned 60 goals (7th in the league) on the campaign and have conceded 48.
The player between the pipes for this game is Jordan Binnington. Binnington has participated in 139 games over the course of his professional hockey career. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 79-37-18 and he was named the starter in 135 games. The opposition has been able to score 333 goals against Binnington in his pro hockey career and his goals against average per game is 2.46. Binnington has had 3,894 shots against him and has recorded 3,561 total saves. His save percentage sits at .914 for his 8,125 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his time in hockey, Binnington has compiled 75 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .556.
When they took the ice last, Detroit opposed the Coyotes in an outing where the Red Wings ended up taking the loss by a score of 2-1. They had a PDO at even strength of 96 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 33.3%. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this outing but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 47.3% by compiling a Fenwick of 35 and the Coyotes having racked up a 39 Fenwick. The Red Wings netted 1 goal out of the 34 shots on goal they attempted. Detroit had a 47.4% Corsi rating. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Detroit had and it could be said that this team has had better games.
Detroit has put up 587 shots (13th in the league) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.20%, while allowing the other team 677 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 78.69% on the other teams 61 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 90.1%. They have recorded 57 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 15.79%. The Red Wings have earned 45 goals at even strength and 9 goals (23rd in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 67 goals to be scored by way of 54 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this year, the Detroit Red Wings have tallied 54 goals, 19 points, in addition to a points percentage of .475.
Across the rink you are expected to see Alex Nedeljkovic in net. His opposition is averaging 2.24 goals per game and he has allowed 88 goals in total. Nedeljkovic's quality start rate comes out to 62.2% and he has qualified for 23 quality starts in his career. He was named a starter in 37 contests and has played 2,355 minutes. Nedeljkovic holds a career mark of 21-10-7 and has participated in 41 games. He has accounted for 1,060 saves out of 1,148 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .923.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Detroit (+118)
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