Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 2/12/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Chicago Blackhawks vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Blackhawks (+167) Blues (-205)
Enterprise Center is the site where the St. Louis Blues (26-14-5) will attempt to beat the Chicago Blackhawks (17-23-7) on Saturday. The odds on this game have Chicago at +167 and St. Louis is priced at -205. The total comes in at 6.
The Chicago Blackhawks had a good night with a 4-1 win against the Oilers the last time they stepped on the ice. Chicago earned 8 mins in the box in this outing. The Blackhawks had a solid offensive output in this victory. They also had 4 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to score 2 goals. In the matchup, they finished 4 out of the 30 shots they put on goal.
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Chicago Blackhawks opponents have recorded 138 power play opportunities (10th in professional hockey) and have racked up 35 goals in those attempts. The Blackhawks have had 1,511 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .897. Chicago has taken 1,355 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 8.3%. At even strength, the Blackhawks have surrendered 121 goals while getting 84 on offense. Chicago steps onto the ice with 146 power play chances and they have tallied 29 goals out of those attempts, earning them a percentage of 19.86%. For the current season, they have scored 41 points and their points percentage sits at .436. Regarding their goal scoring prowess, the Chicago Blackhawks have racked up 113 goals (29th in the NHL) on the season and have allowed 156.
The man in goal for this game is Marc-Andre Fleury. Fleury has been in goal for 917 games over the course of his hockey career. He has earned an overall mark of 507-292-85 and he has gotten the start in 761 games. The opposition has scored 2,263 goals against Fleury in his career and his goals against rate is 2.56. Fleury has had 26,046 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 23,783 total saves. His save percentage currently is at .913 for his 53,066 minutes in the crease. In his professional hockey career, Fleury has 422 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is at .555.
In their last game, St. Louis played the Devils in an outing where the Blues took the loss by a final of 7-4. They had 4 opportunities on the power play in this one but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Blues earned 4 goals of the 31 shots on goal they took.
For the season, the St. Louis Blues are sitting with 155 goals, 57 points, and a points percentage of .633. They have permitted 126 goals to be scored by of a combination of 106 goals at even strength and 20 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blues have scored 118 goals at even strength and 37 goals (3rd in the league) while on the power play. They have a tally of 134 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 27.61%. St. Louis has taken 1,392 shots (19th in professional hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 11.14%, while allowing their opponents 1,449 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 84.62% on their opponents 130 power play opportunities, and their save percentage comes in at 91.3%.
Across the ice you will find Ville Husso in net. The opposition is averaging 2.58 goals per contest and he has given up 76 goals overall. Husso's rate of quality starts sits at 58.6% and he has qualified for 17 quality starts in his professional career. He has been a starter 29 games and has racked up 1,769 minutes. Husso has earned a lifetime mark of 18-9-2 and has been in goal for 32 games. He has recorded 842 saves out of 918 shots attempted, giving him a percentage of .917.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Chicago (+167)
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