St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes Prediction, 4/23/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Arizona Coyotes
Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022
Location: Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ
TV: Fox Sports Arizona
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-400) Coyotes (+310)
Gila River Arena is the site where the Arizona Coyotes (22-49-6) will play the St. Louis Blues (47-20-11) on Saturday. The moneyline on this game has St. Louis at -400 and Arizona is sitting at +310. The over/under comes in at 6.
The St. Louis Blues were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 3-1 victory over the Sharks in their previous contest. St. Louis had 12 penalty minutes in this contest. In addition, they had 5 chances with extra men on the ice and were able to net 1 goal. The Blues had a middle of the road offensive performance in the win. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 of the 28 shots they put on goal.
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In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the St. Louis Blues have racked up 291 goals (4th in hockey) on the campaign and have surrendered 220. For the current season, the have a total of 105 points and their points percentage is sitting at .673. St. Louis has accumulated 229 power play chances and they have notched 61 goals out of those attempts, giving them a rate of 26.64%. While playing at even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 186 goals while getting 230 of their own. St. Louis has attempted 2,372 shots and holds a shooting percentage of 12.3%. The Blues have had 2,475 shots taken against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .911. St. Louis Blues opponents have amassed 212 power play tries (24th in hockey) and have notched 34 goals in those attempts.
The player guarding the cage in this matchup is Ville Husso. Throughout his time in hockey, Husso has earned 30 quality starts and his quality starts rate sits at .588. His save percentage currently is .914 in his 3,140 minutes on the ice. Husso has had 1,635 shots taken against him and he has 1,495 saves. Opponents have been able to score 140 goals against Husso in his pro career and his goals against rate is 2.68. He has compiled a win-loss mark of 33-12-7 and he was named the starter in 51 games. Husso has been involved in 55 contests throughout his hockey career.
In their last contest, Arizona went up against the Blackhawks in an outing where the Coyotes took the loss by a mark of 4-3. They had 1 attempt on the power play in this outing but weren't able to put one in the back of the net. The Coyotes notched 3 goals of the 35 shots on goal they took.
Arizona has put up 1,992 shots (32nd in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 9.44%, while allowing the opposition 2,748 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 73.73% on their oppositions 236 power play opportunities, and their save percentage is currently 89.4%. They have a tally of 190 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 13.68%. The Coyotes have tallied 162 goals at even strength and 26 goals (32nd in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 292 goals to be scored by of a combination of 230 goals at even strength and 62 goals while they were shorthanded. So far this season, the Arizona Coyotes have notched a total of 188 goals, 50 points, in addition to a points percentage of .325.
Across the ice you are going to see Harri Sateri in net. Sateri has earned a career record of 4-6-0 and has participated in 12 games. Sateri's rate of quality starts comes out to 55.6% and he has accumulated 5 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has accrued 302 saves out of 339 shots attempted against him, which gives him a save percentage of .891. His opposition is averaging 3.60 goals per contest and he has given up 37 goals altogether. He has been a starter 9 games and his ice time sits at 616 mins.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-400)
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