Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 11/22/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-111) Blues (-132)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (9-6-2) host the Vegas Golden Knights (11-7-0) at Enterprise Center on Monday. The Blues open this matchup at -132 while the Golden Knights are priced at -111. The total opens at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets in their last game. The Corsi for the Golden Knights sat at 53 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 48 which means they had a Corsi rate of 52.5%. When starting in the offensive zone they were rated at 48.5% and they had a PDO of 101.9 for this game. Vegas had 10 penalty minutes in this outing. The Golden Knights had an average offensive performance in this win. Their Fenwick came in at 37 and the Fenwick against finished at 31, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 54.4%. They amassed 18 face-off wins when at even strength and lost on 30 opportunities to win the puck. Furthermore, they had 4 power play tries but didn't convert them into a score. In the outing, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 35 shots they attempted.
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The Golden Knights have had 609 shots attempted against them and hold a save percentage of .911. While at even strength, the Golden Knights let the opposition score 45 goals while getting 51 themselves. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have amassed 50 power play opportunities (18th in the NHL) and have racked up 9 goals in those attempts. For the current campaign, they have accumulated 22 points and their points percentage is .611. Vegas has taken 581 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.6%. When it comes to their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have earned 56 goals (8th in the league) this year and have allowed 54. Vegas has accumulated 41 power play chances and they have scored 5 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 12.20%.
The player protecting the goal in this game is Robin Lehner. The opposition has scored 848 goals versus Lehner in his professional career and his goals against average per contest is 2.70. Lehner has participated in 334 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .918 during his 18,852 mins played. He has a mark of 137-130-47 and he started in 315 games. For his professional hockey career, Lehner has recorded 178 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .565. Lehner has seen 10,315 shots taken against him and has accrued 9,467 total saves.
When they were on the ice last, St. Louis faced off against the Stars in a game where the Blues ended up losing by a final score of 4-1. They had a PDO of 95 and they finished this one with an oZS percentage of 71.4%. They had 6 power play attempts in this one and scored 1 goal out of those chances. Their Fenwick rate came in at 51.9% with a Fenwick of 27 and the Stars ending the game with a 25 Fenwick at even strength. The Blues converted 1 goal of the 36 shots on goal they took. St. Louis wrapped up this game with a 52.4% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that St. Louis played and you could say that they have had better days on the ice.
St. Louis has taken 584 shots (8th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.42%, while allowing the opposition 532 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 80.85% on their oppositions 47 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 91.4%. They have a total of 50 chances on the power play and they have earned a power play rate of 28.00%. The Blues are sitting with 41 goals at even strength and 14 goals (4th in the NHL) while on the power play. They have granted a total of 46 goals to be scored by of a combination of 37 goals at even strength and 9 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the St. Louis Blues have earned a total of 55 goals, 20 points, in addition to a points percentage of .588.
For the opposition you are likely to see Jordan Binnington in net. Binnington has compiled a career record of 78-36-18 and has been in net for 137 games. Binnington's percentage of quality starts comes out to 55.6% and he has earned 74 quality starts in his professional career. He is sitting with 3,500 stops out of the 3,828 shots attempted, which gives him a percentage of .914. The opposition is averaging 2.46 goals per contest and he has conceded 328 goals in total. He has made the start in 133 games and has played for a total of 8,007 mins.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-111)
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