St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/17/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+250) Kings (-300)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (14-9-5) are headed to STAPLES Center on Wednesday where they'll take on the Los Angeles Kings (11-10-6). The odds on this matchup have the Blues coming in at +250 and the Kings are at -300. The O/U is set at 6.
The Blues will look to clean up some issues after taking a 5-1 loss against the Golden Knights their last time on the ice. The Corsi for the Blues was 41 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 54 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 43.2%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 34.4% and they had a PDO of 83.8 in this one. St. Louis earned 13 mins in the box in this outing. The Blues had a below average offensive outing in the loss. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick against was 39, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 42.6%. They totaled 20 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 22 opportunities to win the puck. Moreover, they had 4 power play attempts but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. In the game, they tallied a score on 1 out of the 35 shots they put on net.
St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 97 power play tries (4th in the league) and have notched 25 goals in those attempts. The Blues have had 835 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .892. St. Louis has tried 836 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.4%. When playing at even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 65 goals while having 70 on the offensive side of the ice. St. Louis skates onto the rink with 86 power play opportunities and they have added 17 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 19.77%. For the current season, they have recorded 33 points and their points % is .589. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the St. Louis Blues have notched 87 goals (11th in pro hockey) on the year and have conceded 90.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jordan Binnington. Binnington has taken the ice for 103 contests throughout his professional hockey career. He has compiled an overall record of 63-24-12 and he started in 100 games. The opposition has racked up 240 goals versus Binnington in his career and his average for goals against per game is 2.40. Binnington has seen 2,814 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 2,574 total saves. His save percentage is at .915 for his 5,991 minutes on the ice. Throughout his time in hockey, Binnington has accrued 60 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .600.
Their last time out, Los Angeles squared up with the Avalanche in a game where the Kings went home in defeat by a mark of 4-1. Los Angeles wrapped up this game with a 47.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Los Angeles played and you can safely assume that they'll look to improve in their next outing. Their Fenwick percentage was 45.1% by notching a Fenwick of 32 and the Avalanche earning a 39 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 92 and their percentage of oZS was 53.8%. The Kings earned 1 goal out of the 28 shots on goal they tried. They had 5 power play opportunities in this game but weren't able to notch a goal.
So far this season, the Los Angeles Kings have accounted for 78 goals, 28 points, in addition to a points percentage of .519. They have allowed 77 goals to be scored by of a combination of 64 goals at even strength and 13 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kings have earned 53 goals at even strength and 25 goals (6th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have earned 99 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play percentage of 25.25%. Los Angeles has attempted 776 shots (25th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 10.05%, while allowing the opposition 855 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 83.75% on the other teams 80 chances on the power play, and their save percentage is 91.0%.
On the other side of the ice you will find Jonathan Quick in net. The opposition is averaging 2.40 goals per contest and he has given up 1,532 goals in total. Quick's percentage of quality starts sits at 54.2% and he has earned 350 quality starting assignments in his career. He has been a starter 646 games and has racked up 38,301 mins. Quick has accrued a career mark of 331-244-69 and has played in 656 contests. He has gathered 16,105 stops out of 17,637 shots taken, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take Los Angeles (-300)
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