St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings Prediction, 5/10/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Los Angeles Kings
Date: Monday, May 10, 2021
Location: STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, CA
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
STAPLES Center is the venue where Cal Petersen and the Los Angeles Kings (21-24-6) will take on the St. Louis Blues (24-19-8) on Monday.
The Blues will need a bounce back game after taking a 3-2 defeat against the Ducks in their previous contest. The Blues had a below average offensive performance in this loss. In the game, they scored on 2 of the 26 shots they put on goal. Additionally, they had 3 chances on the power play and scored 1 goal. St. Louis accrued 11 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 37 and the Corsi against at the end of this game was 48 which means they had a Corsi rate of 43.5%. Their Fenwick was 29 and the Fenwick Against sat at 37, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 43.9%. They recorded 29 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to take control of the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 65.7% and their PDO was 98.3 in this game.
St. Louis Blues opponents have earned 157 power play tries (14th in the league) and have earned 37 goals in those attempts. The Blues have had 1,528 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .899. St. Louis has taken 1,503 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.0%. While at even strength, the Blues have surrendered 118 goals while earning 117 on the offensive side of the ice. St. Louis has accounted for 145 power play opportunities and they have tallied 33 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 22.76%. For the season, they have recorded 56 points and their points percentage is sitting at .549. In relation to their goal scoring prowess, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 150 goals (17th in pro hockey) this season and have allowed 155.
The player in the crease for this game is Jordan Binnington. Over the course of his time in hockey, Binnington has recorded 68 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .576. His save percentage currently sits at .915 during his 7,099 minutes in the crease. Binnington has seen 3,359 shot attempts taken against him and has amassed 3,073 total saves. The opposition has notched 286 goals versus Binnington in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.42. He has a win-loss mark of 70-32-15 and was named the starter in 118 games. Binnington has taken the ice for 122 games during his NHL career.
In their last contest, Los Angeles faced the Coyotes in a game where the Kings got the win by a final of 4-2. They had 1 power play chance in this one but weren't able to notch a goal. The Kings recorded 4 goals out of the 22 shots on goal they were seeking. Their PDO was 116 and their percentage of oZS was 33.5%. Los Angeles wound up with a 49.0% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Los Angeles had and it was an excellent showing for this outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.4% by way of having a Fenwick of 38 and the Coyotes ending the game with a 36 Fenwick at even strength.
Los Angeles has tried 1,485 shots (26th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 9.16%, while allowing their opponents 1,580 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 84.03% on their oppositions 144 power play opportunities, and their save percentage sits at 90.5%. They have a total of 160 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play percentage of 20.00%. The Kings have earned 104 goals at even strength and 32 goals (15th in the league) while on the power play. They have permitted 150 goals to be scored by of a combination of 127 goals at even strength and 23 goals while they were shorthanded. This season, the Los Angeles Kings have earned a total of 136 goals, 48 points, and a points percentage of .471.
Across the rink you will find Calvin Petersen protecting the net. He has racked up 1,465 stops out of 1,596 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .918. Petersen has a lifetime mark of 19-22-5 and has been in goal for 50 games. He has started in 46 games and has played 2,878 mins. Petersen's rate of quality starts is 54.3% and he has 25 quality starts in his professional career. His opponents are averaging 2.73 goals/game and he has conceded 131 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis
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