Montreal Canadiens vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 10/29/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Montreal Canadiens vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Canadiens (+270) Blues (-345)
The St. Louis Blues (3-3-0) are hosting the Montreal Canadiens (4-4-0) at Enterprise Center on Saturday. The odds on this game have Montreal at +270 and St. Louis is coming in at -345. The over/under has been set at 6.
The Montreal Canadiens came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 3-2 victory over the Sabres in their previous contest . Montreal amassed 8 penalty minutes in this contest. The Canadiens offense didn't overly impress in the win. Moreover, they had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. While out there on the ice, they converted 3 out of the 34 shots they put on goal.
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Montreal Canadiens opponents have earned 25 power play opportunities (19th in pro hockey) and have come away with 4 goals in those attempts. The Canadiens have had 262 shots attempted against them and have a save percentage of .912. Montreal has taken 238 shots and has a shooting percentage of 8.4%. While at even strength, the Canadiens have allowed 19 goals while having 19 on offense. Montreal skates onto the rink with 24 power play opportunities and they have notched 1 goal out of those chances, garnering them a percentage of 4.17%. For the current season, the have a total of 8 points and their points percentage is .500. When discussing their scoring, the Montreal Canadiens have racked up 20 goals (29th in pro hockey) this year and have surrendered 23.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jake Allen. Opponents have notched 868 goals versus Allen in his career and his goals against rate is 2.60. Allen has been in goal for 358 matchups throughout his NHL career. He has a save percentage of .911 during his 20,054 minutes between the pipes. He has accumulated a win-loss record of 170-129-35 and he has gotten the start in 338 games. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Allen has tallied 182 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .538. Allen has had 9,778 shot attempts against him and has accrued 8,910 saves.
In their last contest, St. Louis played the Predators in a matchup where the Blues took the loss by a final score of 6-2. They had 3 attempts on the power play in this contest and tallied 1 out of those attempts. The Blues tallied 2 goals of the 35 shots on goal they took.
The Blues have earned 10 goals at even strength and 4 goals (25th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. St. Louis has taken 173 shots (31st in pro hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 8.09%, while allowing the other team 196 shots. For the season, the St. Louis Blues are sitting with 14 goals, 6 points, and a points percentage of .500. They have allowed 18 goals to be scored by way of 17 goals at even strength and 1 goal while they had less men on the ice. They have a tally of 15 power play chances and they have earned a power play rate of 26.67%. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 92.31% on their oppositions 13 power play tries, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.8%.
Across the ice you will find Jordan Binnington in net. His opponents are averaging 2.56 goals/game and he has allowed 413 goals altogether. Binnington's quality start percentage comes out to 54.9% and he has accumulated 89 quality starts in his career. He has been a starter 162 games and has played 9,671 mins. Binnington is sitting with a lifetime mark of 93-47-20 and has played in 166 games. He has gathered 4,273 stops out of the 4,686 shots taken against him, which gives him a rate of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take St. Louis (-345) and under 5.5 goals
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