Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 3/12/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Friday, March 12, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: NHL Network
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-131) Blues (+119)
Jordan Binnington and the St. Louis Blues (14-8-4) play the Vegas Golden Knights (16-6-1) at Enterprise Center on Friday. The Golden Knights open this contest at -131 while the Blues are priced at +119. The total is set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights were on the losing side of the ice with a 4-3 defeat against the Wild the last time they stepped on the ice. Their offensive zone starts were rated at 60.0% and they had a PDO of 99.5 in this one. They accounted for 27 face-off victories when at even strength and lost on 25 opportunities to control the puck. Their Fenwick was 38 and the Fenwick against finished at 33, giving them a Fenwick percentage of 53.5%. The Corsi for the Golden Knights was 57 and the Corsi against when the final whistle blew was 41 which means they had a Corsi percentage of 58.2%. Vegas accrued 6 penalty minutes in this contest. Furthermore, they had 2 power play tries but weren't able to net one. The Golden Knights offense didn't overly impress in the loss. While out there on the ice, they tallied a score on 3 of the 27 shots they looked to score on.
Vegas Golden Knights opponents have earned 61 power play opportunities (30th in pro hockey) and have come away with 8 goals in those attempts. The Golden Knights have had 633 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .921. Vegas has taken 686 shots and holds a shot percentage of 10.6%. At even strength, the Golden Knights have surrendered 42 goals while having 61 when they are on offense. Vegas has accounted for 71 power play chances and they have scored 12 goals out of those tries, giving them a percentage of 16.90%. For the current campaign, they have earned 33 points and their points percentage sits at .717. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the Vegas Golden Knights have accumulated 73 goals (18th in pro hockey) this season and have conceded 50.
The man in goal for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Opponents have been able to score 2,127 goals against Fleury in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.55. Fleury has participated in 864 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage sits at .913 for his 49,964 minutes in the crease. He has earned an overall record of 478-271-82 and he has started in 708 games. During his career on the ice, Fleury has tallied 390 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .551. Fleury has seen 24,472 shots against him and he has 22,345 saves.
In their last game, St. Louis went up against the Sharks in a game where the Blues ended up taking the loss by a final of 3-2. St. Louis had a 54.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi percentage speaks to the kind of game that St. Louis played and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.6% by earning a Fenwick of 30 and the Sharks having notched a 23 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO at even strength was 92 and they finished the game with an oZS percentage of 54.3%. The Blues scored 2 goals of the 26 shots on goal they tried. They had 4 power play attempts in this outing and netted 1 out of those attempts.
The Blues have accumulated 67 goals at even strength and 15 goals (20th in professional hockey) while on the power play. St. Louis has tried 778 shots (13th in hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.54%, while allowing their opponents 769 shots. On the campaign, the St. Louis Blues have a total of 82 goals, 32 points, and a points percentage of .615. They have earned 79 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.99%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 73.63% on the other teams 91 power play opportunities, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.6%. They have allowed 80 goals to be scored by way of 56 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they were shorthanded.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jordan Binnington between the pipes. Opponents are averaging 2.38 goals per game and he has allowed 235 goals overall. Binnington's quality start rate comes out to 60.6% and he has made 60 quality starts in his professional career. He has made the start in 99 games and has racked up 5,929 mins. Binnington is the owner of a career record of 63-24-11 and has participated in 102 games. He has a tally of 2,539 stops out of 2,774 shots taken against him, which gives him a save % of .915.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Vegas (-131)
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