St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/26/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+120) Golden Knights (-143)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (5-1-0) play the St. Louis Blues (3-2-1) at T-Mobile Arena on Tuesday. The Golden Knights open this contest at -143 while the Blues are coming in at +120. The over/under opens at 6.5.
The Blues were on the losing side of the ice with a 6 - 3 defeat to the Kings in their previous game. The Blues had a middle of the road offensive outing in the defeat. In the game, they earned a goal on 3 of the 31 shots they looked to score on. In addition, they had 2 power play attempts but weren't able to net one. St. Louis racked up a total of 10 penalty minutes in their game. The Corsi for the Blues was 41 and the Corsi against at even strength was 47 telling us they have a Corsi percentage of 46.6%. Their Fenwick sat at 29 while the Fenwick against sat at 38, which means they earned a Fenwick percentage of 43.3%. They took 25 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 24 of all total face-offs. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 46.4% and they had a PDO at even strength of 93.5 for this matchup. With regard to the opposition's stats, the Los Angeles Kings put up 35 shots. Their total at the end of the game was 6 penalty minutes and they earned a total of 4 power play opportunities.
The Blues have had 187 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .882. At even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 12 goals while earning 16. St. Louis Blues opponents have earned 30 power play opportunities (2nd in the NHL) and have come away with 10 goals in those attempts. For the season, they sit with 7 points and their points percentage comes in at .583. St. Louis has tried 170 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.0%. Concerning their scoring capabilities, the St. Louis Blues have notched 17 goals (14th in pro hockey) this year and have given up 22. St. Louis has 18 power play opportunities and they have tallied 1 FALSE during those advantages, giving them a rate of 5.56%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Jordan Binnington. Binnington has taken the ice for 88 contests throughout his pro hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 57-19-9 and he started in 85 games. Opponents have racked up 198 goals against Binnington in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.32. Binnington has had 2,379 shots against him and has recorded 2,181 total saves. His save percentage is .917 for his 5,122 minutes on the ice. In his professional hockey career, Binnington is sitting with 51 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .600.
The Golden Knights faced off against the Coyotes in a game where the Golden Knights got the win by a score of 1 - 0. Vegas earned a 61.6% Corsi rating. They got to that percentage by earning a Corsi of 61 and they gave up a Corsi of 38. Their Fenwick rate was 66.2% by notching a Fenwick of 47 and the Coyotes having earned a 24 Fenwick. These Corsi statistics are telling of the type of game that Vegas played and the stats tell us that they didn't play well overall. Their PDO was 103.8 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 62.5%. The Golden Knights converted 1 goal out of the 27 shots on goal they took. They had 2 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to finish one of them with a goal. As for the opposition, the Coyotes had 2 power play opportunities but weren't able to put the puck in the net. Vegas allowed 16 shots on goal and the Coyotes racked up a total of 4 minutes in the box.
Over the course of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have a total of 19 goals, 10 points, as well as a points percentage of .833. They have granted a total of 12 goals to be scored by of a combination of 8 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights have 16 goals at even strength and 2 goals (25th in professional hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 20 chances on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 10.00%. Vegas has tried 177 shots (12th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 10.73%, while allowing their opponents 141 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 85.00% on their opponents 20 power play tries, and their save percentage is 10.7%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Robin Lehner protecting the net. Lehner is the owner of a lifetime mark of 118-121-45 and has participated in 304 games. Lehner's percentage of quality starts is 56.5% and he has made 161 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He is sitting with 8,644 stops out of 9,417 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save % of .918. Teams are averaging 2.72 goals/game and he has allowed 773 goals in total. He has been a starter 285 games and has been on the ice for 17,059 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (+120)
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