Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 10/31/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Los Angeles Kings vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Monday, October 31, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Kings (+146) Blues (-178)
The St. Louis Blues (3-4-0) welcome the Los Angeles Kings (5-5-0) at Enterprise Center on Monday. The moneyline on this game has the Kings at +146 and the Blues are sitting at -178. The total is 6.
The Los Angeles Kings will look to clean up some issues after taking a 6-4 loss to the Jets in their previous contest . Los Angeles amassed 10 penalty mins in this contest. Moreover, they had 4 chances on the power play and were able to score 1 goal. The Kings had a impressive offensive outing in the defeat. For the game, they scored on 4 out of the 44 shots they attempted.
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Los Angeles Kings opponents have tallied 45 power play tries (1st in hockey) and have scored 10 goals in those chances. The Kings so far have had 311 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .868. Los Angeles has taken 334 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.5%. While at even strength, the Kings have surrendered 31 goals while getting 26 on offense. Los Angeles has tallied 47 power play opportunities and they have tallied 9 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 19.15%. For the current season, they have tallied 10 points and their points percentage is sitting at .500. Regarding scoring goals, the Los Angeles Kings have notched 35 goals (2nd in the league) for the season and have surrendered 41.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Jonathan Quick. Quick has been in goal for 719 contests throughout his NHL career. He has accumulated an overall record of 361-266-78 and he started in 708 games. Opponents have tallied 1,698 goals versus Quick in his career and his goals against average per contest is 2.43. Quick has had 19,367 shot attempts taken against him and has recorded 17,669 total saves. His save percentage currently is .912 during his 41,911 minutes on the ice. Over the course of his pro career, Quick has earned 381 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .538.
In their last contest, St. Louis went up against the Predators in a game where the Blues ended up taking the loss by a tally of 6-2. They had 3 opportunities on the power play in this one and notched 1 out of those tries. The Blues recorded 2 goals out of the 35 shots on goal they took.
This season, the St. Louis Blues have 18 goals, 6 points, and a points percentage of .429. They have allowed 25 goals to be scored by of a combination of 22 goals at even strength and 3 goals while they were shorthanded. The Blues have tallied 13 goals at even strength and 5 goals (24th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have earned 17 opportunities on the power play and they have accumulated a power play rate of 29.41%. St. Louis has attempted 203 shots (31st in pro hockey) and has earned a shot percentage of 8.87%, while allowing the opposition 221 shots. They have earned a penalty kill rate of 81.25% on their oppositions 16 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 88.7%.
Across the ice you are likely to see Jordan Binnington between the pipes. The opposition is averaging 2.58 goals per game and he has relinquished 419 goals overall. Binnington's rate of quality starts sits at 54.6% and he has earned 89 quality starts in his career. He has been a starter 163 games and has played for a total of 9,730 mins. Binnington has accrued a career mark of 93-48-20 and has participated in 167 games. He is sitting with 4,291 saves out of 4,710 shots tried, which gives him a rate of .911.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-178)
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