Pittsburgh Penguins vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 3/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Pittsburgh Penguins vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2022
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Penguins (+105) Blues (-125)
Enterprise Center is where the St. Louis Blues (34-17-8) will take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (36-15-9) on Thursday. The moneyline on this game has the Penguins at +105 and the Blues are coming in at -125. The total has been set at 6.
The Pittsburgh Penguins will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 4-2 win against the Hurricanes in their previous contest. Pittsburgh compiled 6 penalty mins in this game. They also had 3 chances with the advantage but didn't convert them into a score. The Penguins had a solid offensive performance and it showed in the victory. For the outing, they finished 4 out of the 22 shots they put on goal.
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Pittsburgh Penguins opponents have earned 143 power play opportunities (31st in professional hockey) and have tallied 21 goals in those attempts. The Penguins have had 1,843 shots attempted against them and have earned a save percentage of .916. Pittsburgh has taken 2,069 shots and holds a shot percentage of 9.4%. At even strength, the Penguins let the opposition score 134 goals while earning 156 as an offensive unit. Pittsburgh has accounted for 182 power play chances and they have notched 39 goals out of those attempts, garnering them a percentage of 21.43%. For the year, they have scored 81 points and their points percentage is sitting at .675. Concerning scoring goals, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned 195 goals (9th in the league) on the season and have given up 155.
The player between the pipes for this game is Tristan Jarry. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Jarry has accounted for 86 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .614. His save percentage sits at .915 in his 8,418 minutes guarding the cage. Jarry has had 4,232 shot attempts against him and he has 3,874 total saves. Opponents have tallied 358 goals versus Jarry in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.55. He has amassed an overall mark of 88-41-13 and he has started in 140 games. Jarry has played in 148 contests over the course of his professional hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, St. Louis faced off against the Jets in an outing where the Blues ended up taking the loss by a score of 4-3. The Blues recorded 3 goals of the 31 shots on goal they were seeking. They had 2 power play chances in this contest and recorded 1 goal out of those chances.
For the year, the St. Louis Blues have earned 209 goals, 76 points, and a points percentage of .644. They have granted a total of 163 goals to be scored by of a combination of 133 goals at even strength and 30 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Blues have accumulated 165 goals at even strength and 44 goals (4th in the league) while on the power play. They have a tally of 167 power play chances and they have a power play rate of 26.35%. St. Louis has attempted 1,812 shots (17th in the NHL) and has a shooting percentage of 11.53%, while allowing the opposition 1,857 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 82.66% on their oppositions 173 chances on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 91.2%.
Across the ice you will find Ville Husso between the pipes. Husso has compiled a career record of 24-10-4 and has been in goal for 41 games. Husso's quality start percentage sits at 57.9% and he has earned 22 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has gathered 1,083 saves out of the 1,184 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .915. His opponents are averaging 2.62 goals per game and he has conceded 101 goals altogether. He has been a starter 38 games and has been on the ice for 2,309 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (+105)
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