St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/5/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Friday, March 5, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-123) Kings (+111)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (13-8-2) go to STAPLES Center on Friday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (9-8-4). The Kings open this matchup at +111 while the Blues are coming in at -123. The O/U opens at 5.5.
The Blues came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 victory against the Ducks their last time out. The Corsi for the Blues came in at 38 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 49 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 43.7%. Their starts in the offensive zone were at 45.9% and they had a PDO of 92.0 in this game. St. Louis accrued 6 mins in the box in this outing. The Blues offense didn't overly impress in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 26 and the Fenwick against was 38, giving them a Fenwick rate of 40.6%. They compiled 22 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 26 attempts to win the puck. Additionally, they had 3 power play chances and notched 3 goals. For the outing, they tallied a score on 3 out of the 21 shots they put on goal.
St. Louis Blues opponents have totaled 82 power play opportunities (2nd in pro hockey) and have tallied 21 goals in those attempts. The Blues have had 685 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .896. St. Louis has taken 705 shots and has a shot percentage of 10.5%. At even strength, the Blues have surrendered 50 goals while getting 62 of their own. St. Louis comes into tonight with 70 power play chances and they have tallied 12 goals out of those attempts, earning them a rate of 17.14%. For the current campaign, they sit with 28 points and their points percentage comes in at .609. Pertaining to their scoring capabilities, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 74 goals (4th in the NHL) over the course of the season and have conceded 71.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Jordan Binnington. Binnington has played in 101 games over the course of his NHL career. He has amassed an overall mark of 63-24-10 and he started in 98 games. Opponents have been able to score 231 goals against Binnington in his career and his goals against average is 2.36. Binnington has seen 2,740 shots against him and has gathered 2,509 saves. His save percentage sits at .916 for his 5,867 minutes between the pipes. In his professional hockey career, Binnington has compiled 60 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .612.
Their last time out, Los Angeles opposed the Coyotes in an outing where the Kings took the defeat by a final of 3-2. Their PDO at even strength was 98 and they'll go home having earned an oZS percentage of 72.4%. They had 4 power play attempts in this game and recorded 1 out of those chances. Their Fenwick rate came in at 60.3% by way of having a Fenwick of 44 and the Coyotes having accrued a 29 Fenwick at even strength. The Kings tallied 2 goals of the 42 shots on goal they tried. Los Angeles wound up with a 63.8% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that Los Angeles played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
The Kings have tallied 42 goals at even strength and 19 goals (6th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. Los Angeles has tried 603 shots (24th in hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.12%, while allowing the opposition 662 shots. On the year, the Los Angeles Kings have accumulated 61 goals, 22 points, as well as a points percentage of .524. They have earned 76 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 25.00%. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 83.58% on their oppositions 67 power play chances, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%. They have allowed 58 goals to be scored by of a combination of 47 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jonathan Quick patrolling the crease. The opposition is averaging 2.40 goals per game and he has surrendered 1,529 goals altogether. Quick's quality start rate is 54.3% and he has qualified for 350 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has started in 645 games and has accumulated 38,239 mins. Quick is the owner of a lifetime mark of 330-244-69 and has participated in 655 games. He has recorded 16,083 saves out of 17,612 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-123)
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