Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 3/13/2021 NHL Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Vegas Golden Knights vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, March 13, 2021
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Fox Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Golden Knights (-122) Blues (+102)
Enterprise Center is the venue where Ville Husso and the St. Louis Blues (14-8-4) will play the Vegas Golden Knights (16-6-1) on Saturday. The Blues open this contest at +102 while the Golden Knights are coming in at -122. The total has been set at 5.5.
The Golden Knights will need a bounce back game after taking a 4-3 loss against the Wild in their previous contest. The Golden Knights had an average offensive output in the loss. For the game, they earned a goal on 3 out of the 27 shots they put on net. Additionally, they had 2 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score. Vegas amassed 6 minutes in the box in this matchup. The Corsi for the Golden Knights came in at 57 and the Corsi against when this game finished was 41 meaning they had a Corsi percentage of 58.2%. Their Fenwick came in at 38 and the Fenwick against was 33, meaning they had a Fenwick percentage of 53.5%. They totaled 27 face-off victories at even strength and were beaten on 25 attempts to control the puck. Their starts in the offensive zone came in at 60.0% and they had a PDO of 99.5 for this game.
The Golden Knights have had 633 shots tried against them and have a save percentage of .921. At even strength, the Golden Knights have surrendered 42 goals while scoring 61 on offense. Vegas Golden Knights opponents have totaled 61 power play opportunities (30th in professional hockey) and have come away with 8 goals in those attempts. For the current season, they have recorded 33 points and their points percentage is .717. Vegas has tried 686 shots and is the owner of a shot percentage of 10.6%. In regard to their scoring capabilities, the Vegas Golden Knights have accounted for 73 goals (19th in hockey) on the season and have conceded 50. Vegas has compiled 71 power play opportunities and they have tallied 12 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 16.90%.
The man protecting the net in this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. In his professional hockey career, Fleury has earned 390 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .551. He has a save percentage of .913 for his 49,964 mins in the crease. Fleury has seen 24,472 shots taken against him and has recorded 22,345 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 2,127 goals versus Fleury in his pro career and his goals against average per contest is 2.55. He has compiled a record of 478-271-82 and he started in 708 games. Fleury has taken the ice for 864 games during his hockey career.
In their last contest, St. Louis squared up with the Sharks in a game where the Blues took the defeat by a score of 3-2. St. Louis went home with a 54.2% Corsi rating. This Corsi rating is telling of the kind of game that St. Louis had and you might say they will look for a better outcome in their next outing. Their Fenwick rate came in at 56.6% by way of having a Fenwick of 30 and the Sharks having accrued a 23 Fenwick at even strength. Their PDO was 92 and they earned an oZS percentage of 54.3%. The Blues notched 2 goals of the 26 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 attempts on the power play in this matchup and converted 1 out of those attempts.
St. Louis has tried 778 shots (15th in the NHL) and has a shot percentage of 10.54%, while allowing the other team 769 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 73.63% on the other teams 91 power play tries, and their save percentage comes in at 89.6%. They have earned 79 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 18.99%. The Blues are sitting with 67 goals at even strength and 15 goals (21st in the league) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 80 goals to be scored by way of 56 goals at even strength and 24 goals while they were shorthanded. On the season, the St. Louis Blues have a total of 82 goals, 32 points, in addition to a points percentage of .615.
For the opposition you will find Ville Husso protecting the net. He has compiled 205 saves out of the 232 shots attempted, giving him a save percentage of .884. Husso has a career record of 5-2-1 and has been in net for 9 games. He got the starting nod in 7 games and has played 466 minutes. Husso's percentage of quality starts comes in at 42.9% and he has 3 quality starts in his NHL career. His opponents are averaging 3.48 goals per contest and he has relinquished 27 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's hockey game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take St. Louis (+102)
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