St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 3/6/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Saturday, March 6, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Fox Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-111) Kings (+101)
Ville Husso and the St. Louis Blues (13-8-2) are headed to STAPLES Center on Saturday where they'll meet the Los Angeles Kings (9-8-4). The moneyline on this contest has the Blues priced at -111 and the Kings are at +101. The over/under has been set at 5.5.
The Blues came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 victory against the Ducks in their last contest. The Corsi for the Blues was 38 and the Corsi against when all was said and done was 49 which had their Corsi percentage coming in at 43.7%. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 45.9% and their PDO was 92.0 in this game. St. Louis garnered 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Blues had an average offensive performance in the victory. Their Fenwick was 26 and the Fenwick against was 38, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 40.6%. They had 22 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 26 opportunities to take control of the puck. Additionally, they had 3 chances on the power play and were able to notch 3 goals. For the game, they were able to notch a goal on 3 of the 21 shots they put on goal.
St. Louis Blues opponents have 82 power play opportunities (4th in hockey) and have come away with 21 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 685 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .896. St. Louis has taken 705 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.5%. When at even strength, the Blues let the opposition score 50 goals while scoring 62 when they are on offense. St. Louis steps onto the ice with 70 power play chances and they have scored 12 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 17.14%. For the season, they have tallied 28 points and their points % is .609. With respect to scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have tallied 74 goals (8th in pro hockey) on the season and have surrendered 71.
The player in the crease for this game is Ville Husso. During his career on the ice, Husso has 2 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .400. His save percentage currently is .879 for his 346 mins in the crease. Husso has had 182 shots taken against him and has recorded 160 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 22 goals against Husso in his professional career and his goals against rate is 3.82. He has amassed an overall record of 4-2-0 and he was named the starter in 5 games. Husso has played in 7 contests over the course of his hockey career.
Their last time out, Los Angeles opposed the Coyotes in a game where the Kings ended up taking the loss by a final of 3-2. Los Angeles earned a 63.8% Corsi rate. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Los Angeles had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game. Their Fenwick rate was 60.3% with a Fenwick of 44 and the Coyotes finishing with a 29 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 98 and their oZS percentage was 72.4%. The Kings notched 2 goals out of the 42 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this contest and earned 1 out of those tries.
On the year, the Los Angeles Kings have 61 goals, 22 points, and a points percentage of .524. They have granted a total of 58 goals to be scored by way of 47 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. The Kings have accumulated 42 goals at even strength and 19 goals (6th in pro hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 76 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 25.00%. Los Angeles has attempted 603 shots (26th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.12%, while allowing their opponents 662 shots. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 83.58% on their oppositions 67 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.2%.
Across the rink you are going to see Calvin Petersen in goal. Petersen has a career record of 14-11-3 and has played in 30 contests. Petersen's percentage of quality starts comes in at 60.7% and he has 17 quality starts in his NHL career. He has a tally of 910 stops out of the 984 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .925. Opponents are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has yielded 74 goals in total. He has made the start in 28 contests and has been on the ice for 1,741 minutes.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Los Angeles (+101)
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