St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 3/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Monday, March 22, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+138) Golden Knights (-158)
Marc-Andre Fleury and the Vegas Golden Knights (21-6-1) host the St. Louis Blues (16-10-5) at T-Mobile Arena on Monday. The Golden Knights open this game at -158 while the Blues are priced at +138. The total opens at 6.
The Blues came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 5-2 win over the Sharks in their last contest. The Corsi for the Blues was 35 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 52 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 40.2%. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 24.1% and their PDO rating was 114.2 in this one. St. Louis amassed 6 penalty minutes for this game. The Blues had a solid offensive output and it showed in this victory. Their Fenwick was 27 and the Fenwick against was 39, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 40.9%. They garnered 19 face-off wins at even strength and were beaten on 30 attempts to win the puck. Moreover, they had 3 power play tries and netted 1 goal. While out there on the ice, they finished 5 of the 21 shots they tried.
The Blues have had 921 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .895. While at even strength, the Blues have conceded 71 goals while getting 76 on the offensive side of the ice. St. Louis Blues opponents have earned 102 power play opportunities (9th in the league) and have earned 26 goals in those chances. For the year, the have a total of 37 points and their points percentage is sitting at .597. St. Louis has attempted 911 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.3%. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the St. Louis Blues have earned 94 goals (14th in hockey) on the year and have allowed 97. St. Louis has 92 power play opportunities and they have scored 18 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 19.57%.
The player in the crease for this game is Jordan Binnington. During his career on the ice, Binnington has accumulated 61 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .598. His save percentage is at .915 for his 6,114 mins in the crease. Binnington has had 2,868 shots taken against him and he has 2,624 saves. Opponents have notched 244 goals against Binnington in his NHL career and his goals against average is 2.39. He has an overall record of 64-25-12 and he has gotten the start in 102 games. Binnington has been in goal for 105 contests during his NHL career.
Their last time out, Vegas squared up with the Kings in a matchup where the Golden Knights notched a win by a mark of 4-2. Their PDO was 104 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 56.0%. They had 2 chances on the power play in this contest but didn't score a goal. They earned a Fenwick percentage of 55.8% by way of having a Fenwick of 43 and the Kings having racked up a 34 Fenwick. The Golden Knights scored 4 goals out of the 33 shots on goal they took. Vegas went home with a 53.5% Corsi rate. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that Vegas played and it was a good performance overall.
Vegas has attempted 858 shots (25th in the league) and has a shot percentage of 10.96%, while allowing the other team 773 shots. They have earned a penalty kill percentage of 84.93% on their oppositions 73 tries on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 92.0%. They have a tally of 87 power play opportunities and they have accumulated a power play rate of 18.39%. The Golden Knights have earned 78 goals at even strength and 16 goals (23rd in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have allowed 62 goals to be scored by of a combination of 51 goals at even strength and 11 goals while they were shorthanded. For the year, the Vegas Golden Knights have a total of 94 goals, 43 points, and a points percentage of .768.
Across the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the net. Teams are averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has surrendered 2,137 goals overall. Fleury's quality start percentage is 55.1% and he has made 392 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has been a starter 712 games and has racked up 50,205 minutes. Fleury has a lifetime mark of 482-271-82 and has played in 868 games. He has accrued 22,450 saves out of 24,587 shots taken against him, giving him a percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (+138)
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