St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks Prediction, 4/24/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Anaheim Ducks
Date: Sunday, April 24, 2022
Location: Honda Center in Anaheim, CA
TV: Fox Sports Prime Ticket
The St. Louis Blues (47-20-11) are on their way to Honda Center on Sunday where they will meet the Anaheim Ducks (30-34-14).
The St. Louis Blues had a good night with a 3-1 victory against the Sharks in the last game they played. The Blues had an average offensive output in the victory. For the matchup, they were able to notch a goal on 3 out of the 28 shots they looked to score on. Furthermore, they had 5 power play attempts and were able to notch 1 goal. St. Louis tallied 12 mins in the box in this contest.
In relation to their scoring capabilities, the St. Louis Blues have notched 291 goals (4th in the NHL) so far this year and have given up 220. For the season, the have a total of 105 points and their points % is .673. St. Louis has accumulated 229 power play chances and they have tallied 61 goals out of those attempts, giving them a percentage of 26.64%. At even strength, the Blues let the opposition score 186 goals while having 230 on the offensive side of the ice. St. Louis has tried 2,372 shots and has a shot percentage of 12.3%. The Blues have had 2,475 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .911. St. Louis Blues opponents have 212 power play tries (25th in professional hockey) and have come away with 34 goals in those attempts.
The man protecting the goal in this game is Ville Husso. Throughout his time in hockey, Husso has compiled 30 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .588. He has a save percentage of .914 in his 3,140 mins between the pipes. Husso has had 1,635 shots taken against him and has recorded 1,495 total saves. Opponents have tallied 140 goals versus Husso in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.68. He has accumulated a record of 33-12-7 and he was named the starter in 51 games. Husso has taken the ice for 55 matchups over the course of his pro hockey career.
In their last game, Anaheim faced off against the Kings in a matchup where the Ducks ended up losing by a mark of 2-1. The Ducks recorded 1 goal of the 30 shots on goal they pursued. They had 4 power play chances in this game and converted 1 goal out of those tries.
During this campaign, the Anaheim Ducks have a total of 216 goals, 74 points, and a points percentage of .474. They have allowed 250 goals to be scored by way of 210 goals at even strength and 40 goals while they had less men on the ice. The Ducks have racked up 170 goals at even strength and 46 goals (19th in professional hockey) while having a power play advantage. They have a total of 212 opportunities on the power play and they have earned a power play percentage of 21.70%. Anaheim has taken 2,303 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.38%, while allowing the other team 2,596 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 81.22% on the other teams 213 power play chances, and their save percentage currently sits at 90.4%.
Across the rink you will find John Gibson protecting the net. He has recorded 10,283 saves out of 11,241 shots taken against him, giving him a rate of .915. Gibson is sitting with a career record of 166-147-51 and has participated in 376 contests. He has started in 368 contests and has racked up 21,595 mins. Gibson's quality start percentage comes out to 54.9% and he has 202 quality starting assignments in his career. His opposition is averaging 2.66 goals per game and he has surrendered 958 goals altogether.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis
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