St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights Prediction, 5/8/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Vegas Golden Knights
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Location: T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+135) Golden Knights (-155)
Ville Husso and the St. Louis Blues (24-19-8) travel to T-Mobile Arena on Saturday where they'll take on the Vegas Golden Knights (37-13-2). The line on this contest has the Blues coming in at +135 and the Golden Knights are at -155. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Blues had a rough game after their 3-2 defeat to the Ducks in their previous outing. The Corsi for the Blues was sitting at 37 and the Corsi against was at 48 which had their Corsi rate coming in at 43.5%. The offensive zone starts for them sat at 65.7% and they had a PDO of 98.3 in this game. St. Louis tallied 11 penalty minutes in this matchup. The Blues could have played much better offensively in the loss. Their Fenwick came in at 29 and the Fenwick against finished at 37, giving them a Fenwick rate of 43.9%. They had a tally of 29 face-off wins when at even strength and were beaten on 20 opportunities to control the puck. Moreover, they had 3 chances on the power play and were able to notch 1 goal. In the game, they finished 2 of the 26 shots they attempted.
The Blues have had 1,528 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .899. While playing at even strength, the Blues have given up 118 goals while scoring 117 on the offensive side of the ice. St. Louis Blues opponents have totaled 157 power play tries (14th in hockey) and have earned 37 goals in those attempts. For the season, they have recorded 56 points and their points percentage sits at .549. St. Louis has attempted 1,503 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.0%. When talking about scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have tallied 150 goals (17th in hockey) over the course of the season and have allowed 155. St. Louis comes into tonight with 145 power play opportunities and they have scored 33 goals during those chances, giving them a percentage of 22.76%.
The man in net for this game is Ville Husso. Opponents have notched 46 goals against Husso in his career and his goals against average is 3.46. Husso has been involved in 15 contests over the course of his NHL career. His save percentage is .885 for his 798 minutes in the crease. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 8-5-1 and he has started in 13 games. For his professional hockey career, Husso has accrued 6 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .462. Husso has seen 401 shots taken against him and has gathered 355 saves.
In their last contest, Vegas squared up with the Wild in an outing where the Golden Knights notched a victory by a final of 3-2. They had 3 power play opportunities in this outing and netted 1 out of those tries. The Golden Knights notched 3 goals of the 34 shots on goal they were seeking. They had a PDO at even strength of 99 and their percentage of oZS was 70.8%. Vegas went home with a 56.6% Corsi rate. These Corsi stats tell us the story of the kind of game Vegas had and you could say that they played like a middle of the road team. Their Fenwick percentage came in at 53.2% by accumulating a Fenwick of 33 and the Wild finishing with a 29 Fenwick at even strength.
For the year, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 175 goals, 76 points, as well as a points percentage of .731. They have permitted 116 goals to be scored by way of 97 goals at even strength and 19 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Golden Knights are sitting with 145 goals at even strength and 30 goals (17th in hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 160 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 18.75%. Vegas has put up 1,684 shots (5th in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 10.39%, while allowing the opposition 1,441 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 86.13% on their opponents 137 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently comes in at 92.0%.
Across the ice you will find Marc-Andre Fleury protecting the net. His opposition is averaging 2.55 goals per game and he has given up 2,168 goals overall. Fleury's quality start rate comes out to 55.3% and he has 401 quality starts in his professional career. He has started in 725 games and has accumulated 50,984 minutes. Fleury has earned a lifetime record of 490-276-82 and has been in net for 881 games. He has recorded 22,788 saves out of 24,956 shots tried, giving him a save percentage of .913.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-155)
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