St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 1/28/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+133) Golden Knights (-147)
T-Mobile Arena is the venue where Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights (5-1-1) will take on the St. Louis Blues (4-2-1) on Thursday. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -147 while the Blues are priced at +133. The total is set at 6.
The Blues were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 5 - 4 win against the Golden Knights the last time they stepped on the ice. The Blues had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in this victory. In the outing, they converted 5 out of the 25 shots they tried. In addition, they had 5 power play attempts and notched 1 goal out of those tries. St. Louis ended up with 17 penalty mins for this outing. The Corsi for the Blues was 40 and the Corsi against was 65 which earned them a Corsi percentage of 38.1%. Their Fenwick sat at 28 while the Fenwick against sat at 49, which gave them a Fenwick percentage of 36.4%. They earned 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 25 of the face-offs. Their starts in the offensive zone were rated at 23.0% and they had a PDO of 105.7 for this matchup. When it comes to their opponent, the Vegas Golden Knights tallied a total of 46 shots. They finished with 15 penalty mins and they tallied 6 power play attempts.
When it comes to scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have earned 21 goals (11th in pro hockey) this year and have allowed 26. For the current season, the have a total of 9 points and their points percentage is sitting at .643. St. Louis comes into the game with 23 power play chances and they have scored 2 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a percentage of 8.70%. When playing at even strength, the Blues have surrendered 15 goals while getting 19 of their own. St. Louis has attempted 195 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 10.8%. The Blues have had 233 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .888. St. Louis Blues opponents have earned 36 power play tries (2nd in the NHL) and have notched 11 goals in those attempts.
The man in goal for this game is Jordan Binnington. Opponents have been able to score 202 goals versus Binnington in his pro career and his goals against average per game is 2.34. Binnington has taken the ice for 89 contests during his hockey career. His save percentage is at .917 for his 5,187 minutes in the crease. He has amassed an overall mark of 58-19-9 and he has gotten the start in 86 games. Over the course of his pro career, Binnington has 52 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .605. Binnington has had 2,425 shots taken against him and has recorded 2,223 total saves.
In their loss to St. Louis, Vegas went home with a 61.9% Corsi rating. They earned that percentage by having a Corsi of 65 while they surrendered a Corsi of 40. Their Fenwick rate came in at 63.6% with a Fenwick of 49 and the Blues earning a 28 Fenwick at even strength. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas had and they showed up in this game. They had a PDO at even strength of 94.3 and their percentage of oZS was 77.0%. The Golden Knights notched 4 goals of the 46 shots on goal they took. They had 6 power play opportunities in this outing and converted 1 out of those tries. In discussing the opposition, the Blues had 5 power play opportunities and went on to score 1 goal. Vegas conceded 25 shots on goal and the Blues ended up with 17 penalty minutes.
Vegas has taken 223 shots (8th in hockey) and has accumulated a shot percentage of 10.31%, while allowing the opposition 166 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 84.00% on their opponents 25 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 10.3%. They have a total of 26 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 11.54%. The Golden Knights have tallied 19 goals at even strength and 3 goals (20th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have granted a total of 16 goals to be scored by way of 11 goals at even strength and 4 goals while they had less men on the ice. This season, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 23 goals, 11 points, in addition to a points percentage of .786.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Robin Lehner defending the goal. Lehner has earned a career mark of 118-121-46 and has been in net for 305 contests. Lehner's quality start percentage comes in at 56.3% and he has made 161 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has recorded 8,665 stops out of 9,442 shots taken, which gives him a save percentage of .918. His opposition is averaging 2.72 goals per contest and he has surrendered 777 goals altogether. He has made the start in 286 contests and has been on the ice for 17,124 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-147)
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