St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 12/15/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Thursday, December 15, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+162) Oilers (-196)
The St. Louis Blues (13-15-1) are hitting the road to Rogers Place on Thursday where they will meet the Edmonton Oilers (17-13-0). The odds on this game have the Blues at +162 while the Oilers are priced at -196. The betting total comes in at 6.
The St. Louis Blues came out of this game feeling pretty good about themselves with a 1-0 victory over the Predators their last time on the ice. The Blues had a below average offensive outing in the win. In the game, they finished 1 out of the 24 shots they tried. They also had 3 chances with the advantage but weren't able to convert one of them into a goal. St. Louis tallied 8 penalty mins in this matchup.
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When it comes to their goal scoring prowess, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 84 goals (22nd in the National Hockey League) so far this season and have conceded 108. For the year, the have a total of 27 points and their points % is .466. St. Louis has accumulated 79 power play chances and they have scored 17 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 21.52%. When at even strength, the Blues let the opposition score 87 goals while scoring 67 on offense. St. Louis has taken 862 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 9.7%. The Blues so far have had 938 shots tried against them and hold a save percentage of .885. St. Louis Blues opponents have 65 power play tries (32nd in professional hockey) and have tallied 21 goals in those attempts.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Jordan Binnington. Opponents have been able to score 473 goals against Binnington in his career and his goals against average per game is 2.66. Binnington has been involved in 184 games throughout his hockey career. His save percentage is at .909 for his 10,675 mins played. He has an overall mark of 100-57-21 and he was named the starter in 180 games. Throughout his time in hockey, Binnington has earned 96 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .533. Binnington has had 5,207 shot attempts taken against him and has garnered 4,734 total saves.
In their last outing, Edmonton played the Predators in a game where the Oilers earned a win by a final of 6-3. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this outing and scored 2 out of those attempts. The Oilers earned 6 goals out of the 37 shots on goal they tried.
During this campaign, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 109 goals, 34 points, and a points percentage of .567. They have granted a total of 102 goals to be scored by way of 70 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they were shorthanded. The Oilers have racked up 75 goals at even strength and 34 goals (1st in hockey) while on the power play. They have a tally of 108 power play opportunities and they have earned a power play rate of 31.48%. Edmonton has taken 955 shots (12th in the league) and has a shooting percentage of 11.41%, while allowing their opponents 997 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 72.41% on the other teams 116 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.8%.
Across the ice you are going to see Stuart Skinner protecting the goal. He has tallied 893 saves out of 976 shots attempted, which gives him a save % of .915. Skinner has a lifetime record of 16-13-0 and has participated in 31 games. He was named a starter in 29 games and has racked up 1,793 minutes. Skinner's quality start percentage sits at 58.6% and he has qualified for 17 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. The opposition is averaging 2.78 goals/game and he has conceded 83 goals in total.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take St. Louis (+162)
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