St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/15/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Monday, March 15, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-132) Kings (+118)
Calvin Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (11-9-6) play the St. Louis Blues (14-9-5) at STAPLES Center on Monday. The Blues open this game at -132 while the Kings are coming in at +118. The total opens at 5.5.
The Blues will need a bounce back game after taking a 5-1 loss against the Golden Knights their last time on the ice. The Blues didn't have their best offensive outing in the loss. In the matchup, they netted 1 out of the 35 shots they put on goal. They also had 4 chances on the power play but didn't get a goal. St. Louis garnered 13 minutes in the box for this contest. The Corsi for the Blues was 41 and the Corsi against was 54 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 43.2%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick Against sat at 39, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 42.6%. They accumulated 20 face-off wins at even strength and lost on 22 attempts to win the face-off. The offensive zone starts for them were rated at 34.4% and their PDO rating was 83.8 in this one.
The Blues have had 835 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .892. At even strength, the Blues have conceded 65 goals while notching 70 on offense. St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 97 power play tries (4th in pro hockey) and have a total of 25 goals in those attempts. For the year, they have racked up 33 points and their points percentage comes in at .589. St. Louis has attempted 836 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.4%. Regarding their scoring capabilities, the St. Louis Blues have notched 87 goals (9th in hockey) so far this season and have given up 90. St. Louis comes into the game with 86 power play chances and they have added 17 goals during those chances, garnering them a rate of 19.77%.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Ville Husso. In his professional hockey career, Husso is sitting with 3 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .375. He has a save percentage of .879 during his 522 minutes guarding the cage. Husso has seen 257 shots against him and has garnered 226 saves. The opposition has been able to score 31 goals against Husso in his NHL career and his goals against average is 3.57. He has earned a record of 5-3-1 and he has started in 8 games. Husso has played in 10 contests over the course of his NHL career.
In their last game, Los Angeles played the Avalanche in a game where the Kings ended up losing by a final of 2-0. They had 3 power play chances in this matchup but weren't able to notch a goal. The Kings converted 0 goals of the 18 shots on goal they attempted. Their PDO at even strength was 95 and their percentage of oZS was 51.4%. Los Angeles wrapped up this game with a 26.9% Corsi rating. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Los Angeles had and we'd say it was a below average outing in all. Their Fenwick rate came in at 29.2% with a Fenwick of 19 and the Avalanche ending the game with a 46 Fenwick at even strength.
The Kings have accumulated 52 goals at even strength and 25 goals (6th in hockey) while on the power play. Los Angeles has put up 748 shots (26th in hockey) and has a shot percentage of 10.29%, while allowing the other team 814 shots. For the season, the Los Angeles Kings are sitting with 77 goals, 28 points, in addition to a points percentage of .538. They have earned 94 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 26.60%. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 83.54% on their opponents 79 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.0%. They have allowed 73 goals to be scored by way of 60 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they had less men on the ice.
Across the ice you will find Calvin Petersen patrolling the crease. Petersen is the owner of a lifetime mark of 14-12-5 and has played in 33 games. Petersen's quality start percentage sits at 58.1% and he has 18 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has accounted for 992 saves out of the 1,076 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .922. His opposition is averaging 2.62 goals per contest and he has allowed 84 goals in total. He has been a starter 31 games and has played 1,925 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+118)
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