Carolina Hurricanes vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 12/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Carolina Hurricanes vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Hurricanes (-137) Blues (+114)
The St. Louis Blues (11-11-0) will go up against the Carolina Hurricanes (12-6-5) at Enterprise Center on Thursday. The odds on this game have Carolina at -137 and St. Louis is sitting at +114. The over/under is set at 6.
The Carolina Hurricanes were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-2 win over the Penguins in their previous game. Carolina accounted for 4 penalty minutes for this matchup. The Hurricanes played like an average offensive team in the victory. They also had 2 chances on the power play but weren't able to score. For the game, they scored on 3 of the 39 shots they launched.
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Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Carolina Hurricanes have notched 62 goals (23rd in pro hockey) for the season and have conceded 63. For the current season, they have tallied 29 points and their points percentage is sitting at .630. Carolina comes into the game with 85 power play chances and they have notched 14 goals out of those advantages, garnering them a rate of 16.47%. While at even strength, the Hurricanes let the opposition score 47 goals while notching 48 of their own. Carolina has attempted 813 shots and has a shooting percentage of 7.6%. The Hurricanes have had 601 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .895. Carolina Hurricanes opponents have totaled 80 power play tries (9th in professional hockey) and have tallied 16 goals in those chances.
Patrolling the crease for the game will be Antti Raanta. Throughout his time in hockey, Raanta has accumulated 132 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .620. He has a save percentage of .918 for his 12,742 minutes between the pipes. Raanta has had 6,374 shots against him and he has 5,852 saves. Opponents have racked up 522 goals against Raanta in his pro hockey career and his goals against average is 2.46. He has accumulated a mark of 112-72-26 and he has started in 213 games. Raanta has been in net for 234 contests throughout his NHL career.
In their last outing, St. Louis faced the Stars in an outing where the Blues took a loss by a score of 4-1. They had 1 power play attempt in this game but weren't able to notch a goal. The Blues recorded 1 goal of the 24 shots on goal they pursued.
Over the course of the season, the St. Louis Blues have earned 62 goals, 22 points, in addition to a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 78 goals to be scored by of a combination of 63 goals at even strength and 15 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blues are sitting with 49 goals at even strength and 13 goals (26th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have earned 59 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 22.03%. St. Louis has taken 664 shots (22nd in professional hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 9.34%, while allowing the opposition 724 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 69.39% on their opponents 49 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 89.2%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jordan Binnington protecting the goal. Binnington has earned a career mark of 99-54-20 and has played in 179 games. Binnington's quality start rate is 54.3% and he has made 95 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has gathered 4,620 saves out of 5,076 shots tried, which gives him a percentage of .910. Teams are averaging 2.63 goals per game and he has surrendered 456 goals altogether. He has made the start in 175 games and has been on the ice for 10,415 minutes.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Carolina (-137)
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