St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers Prediction, 4/1/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Edmonton Oilers
Date: Friday, April 1, 2022
Location: Rogers Place in Edmonton, AB
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-110) Oilers (-110)
The St. Louis Blues (37-20-9) are hitting the road to Rogers Place on Friday where they will take on the Edmonton Oilers (38-25-5). The moneyline on this contest has the Blues at -110 while the Oilers are coming in at -110. The over/under has been set at 6.
The St. Louis Blues had a good night with a 4-3 victory against the Canucks in their last outing. St. Louis amassed 2 penalty mins for this matchup. Moreover, they had 1 chance with extra men on the ice and were able to score 1 goal. The Blues had a solid offensive performance in the win. For the matchup, they tallied a score on 4 out of the 24 shots they attempted.
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St. Louis Blues opponents have recorded 191 power play opportunities (18th in pro hockey) and have notched 33 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 2,066 shots attempted against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .909. St. Louis has attempted 2,016 shots and holds a shot percentage of 11.5%. At even strength, the Blues have surrendered 155 goals while earning 182 as an offensive unit. St. Louis has 191 power play chances and they have notched 50 goals out of those tries, garnering them a percentage of 26.18%. For the season, they have recorded 83 points and their points percentage is .629. Regarding scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have notched 232 goals (6th in the league) on the year and have conceded 188.
The player in the crease for this game is Ville Husso. In his career, Husso is sitting with 25 quality starts and his quality starts percentage sits at .568. His save percentage sits at .913 during his 2,669 mins between the pipes. Husso has seen 1,364 shots against him and has accrued 1,245 total saves. The opposition has been able to score 119 goals versus Husso in his professional career and his goals against average per game is 2.68. He has compiled an overall record of 27-12-5 and he has gotten the start in 44 games. Husso has been in net for 47 contests throughout his pro hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, Edmonton opposed the Kings in an outing where the Oilers got the victory by a tally of 4-3. The Oilers scored 4 goals of the 33 shots on goal they attempted. They had 2 opportunities on the power play in this contest but weren't able to put one in the back of the net.
The Oilers are sitting with 180 goals at even strength and 53 goals (2nd in the league) while on the power play. Edmonton has taken 2,286 shots (8th in the league) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.19%, while allowing the other team 2,165 shots. For the year, the Edmonton Oilers have earned a total of 233 goals, 81 points, as well as a points percentage of .596. They have a tally of 203 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 26.11%. They have a penalty kill rate of 76.89% on their opponents 212 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage sits at 89.9%. They have granted a total of 219 goals to be scored by way of 170 goals at even strength and 49 goals while they were shorthanded.
On the other side of the ice you will find Mike Smith in net. Opponents are averaging 2.71 goals per game and he has allowed 1,705 goals altogether. Smith's percentage of quality starts is 52.9% and he has 327 quality starts in his professional career. He got the starting nod in 618 games and his ice time sits at 37,719 mins. Smith has a career mark of 290-263-78 and has participated in 661 games. He has accrued 17,575 saves out of the 19,280 shots taken, which gives him a percentage of .912.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take St. Louis (-110)
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