St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 10/20/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, NV
TV: Bally Sports West
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+120) Golden Knights (-133)
Robin Lehner and the Vegas Golden Knights play the St. Louis Blues at T-Mobile Arena on Wednesday. The Golden Knights open this matchup at -133 while the Blues are priced at +120. The over/under is set at 5.5.
The Blues had a good night with a 7-4 win against the Coyotes in their last contest. The Corsi for the Blues sat at 40 and the Corsi against was 36 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 52.6%. The offensive zone starts for them came in at 59.7% and they had a PDO at even strength of 106.4 in this one. St. Louis compiled 18 penalty mins in this game. The Blues had a solid offensive performance and it showed in this victory. Their Fenwick was 34 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick rate of 52.3%. They accrued 23 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 18 attempts to win the puck. Furthermore, they had 2 attempts on the power play and netted 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they netted 7 of the 33 shots they looked to score on.
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In reference to scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 12 goals (2nd in hockey) on the campaign and have allowed 7. For the year, they have tallied 4 points and their points percentage comes in at 1.000. St. Louis has compiled 4 power play chances and they have scored 2 goals during those advantages, earning them a rate of 50.00%. At even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 6 goals while scoring 10 on offense. St. Louis has tried 61 shots and has a shot percentage of 19.7%. The Blues have had 58 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .879. St. Louis Blues opponents have earned 7 power play opportunities (17th in professional hockey) and have a total of 1 goal in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jordan Binnington. Binnington has been involved in 127 matchups during his pro hockey career. He has amassed a record of 74-32-16 and he has gotten the start in 123 games. Opponents have notched 301 goals against Binnington in his career and his goals against rate is 2.44. Binnington has seen 3,499 shots against him and has accrued 3,198 total saves. His save percentage currently is .914 for his 7,405 minutes in the crease. Throughout his time in hockey, Binnington has tallied 70 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .569.
The last time they were on the ice, Vegas opposed the Kings in a matchup where the Golden Knights ended up taking the loss by a tally of 6-2. They had a PDO of 99 and their percentage of oZS was 42.1%. They had 1 power play chance in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. Their Fenwick percentage was 34.1% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Kings finishing with a 58 Fenwick at even strength. The Golden Knights recorded 2 goals out of the 25 shots on goal they pursued. Vegas wrapped up this game with a 34.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi rating tells us the kind of game Vegas had and you might say they will look have a bounce back performance in their next game.
The Golden Knights have accumulated 6 goals at even strength and 0 goals (30th in pro hockey) while on the power play. Vegas has taken 55 shots (27th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.91%, while allowing their opponents 78 shots. Over the course of the season, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned a total of 6 goals, 2 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have recorded 4 chances on the power play this season. They have accumulated a penalty kill rate of 60.00% on the other teams 5 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 88.5%. They have allowed 9 goals to be scored by of a combination of 7 goals at even strength and 2 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are going to see Robin Lehner in goal. He has gathered 9,089 saves out of 9,905 shots attempted against him, giving him a percentage of .918. Lehner has accumulated a career record of 130-125-47 and has been in goal for 322 contests. He has been a starter 303 games and has played 18,135 mins. Lehner's quality start rate comes in at 56.4% and he has qualified for 171 quality starting assignments in his pro career. Opponents are averaging 2.70 goals per game and he has allowed 816 goals overall.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Vegas (-133)
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