St. Louis Blues vs Montreal Canadiens Prediction, 2/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Montreal Canadiens
Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022
Location: Bell Centre in Montreal, QC
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-245) Canadiens (+198)
Bell Centre is the site where the Montreal Canadiens (8-33-7) will play the St. Louis Blues (28-14-5) on Thursday. The moneyline on this contest has the Blues at -245 while the Canadiens are at +198. The over/under is 6.
The St. Louis Blues were on the right side of the scoreboard with a 5-2 victory over the Senators in the last game they played. St. Louis accounted for 8 penalty minutes in this outing. Additionally, they had 4 chances with the advantage and were able to net 1 goal. The Blues had a good offensive performance and it was apparent in the victory. In the game, they scored on 5 of the 36 shots they put on net.
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St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 137 power play opportunities (18th in the league) and have scored 22 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 1,485 shots tried against them and have earned a save percentage of .913. St. Louis has taken 1,459 shots and has a shot percentage of 11.3%. While playing at even strength, the Blues have given up 107 goals while notching 126 as an offensive unit. St. Louis has compiled 141 power play opportunities and they have added 39 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 27.66%. For the current season, they sit with 61 points and their points percentage is .649. Regarding scoring goals, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 165 goals (7th in hockey) this year and have given up 129.
The player between the pipes for this game is Ville Husso. Husso has been involved in 34 games during his hockey career. He has amassed a mark of 20-9-2 and he started in 31 games. Opponents have notched 79 goals against Husso in his NHL career and his average for goals against per game is 2.51. Husso has had 954 shots taken against him and has gathered 875 total saves. He has a save percentage of .917 for his 1,889 minutes in the crease. From the beginning of his pro career to now, Husso is sitting with 19 quality starts and his quality starts percentage is .613.
When they were on the ice last, Montreal opposed the Sabres in an outing where the Canadiens were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 5-3. The Canadiens notched 3 goals of the 32 shots on goal they attempted. They had 3 power play attempts in this one but weren't able to score a goal.
Montreal has put up 1,416 shots (23rd in the league) and has a shot percentage of 7.42%, while allowing their opponents 1,657 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill rate of 73.29% on their oppositions 161 tries on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 88.5%. They have a total of 141 power play chances and they have earned a power play percentage of 13.48%. The Canadiens are sitting with 86 goals at even strength and 19 goals (31st in the NHL) while on the power play. They have permitted 191 goals to be scored by way of 148 goals at even strength and 43 goals while they were shorthanded. On the campaign, the Montreal Canadiens are sitting with 105 goals, 23 points, in addition to a points percentage of .240.
Across the rink you are expected to see Sam Montembeault defending the goal. His opponents are averaging 3.52 goals per contest and he has conceded 137 goals altogether. Montembeault's percentage of quality starts comes in at 35.3% and he has 12 quality starting assignments in his hockey career. He has started in 34 contests and has played 2,334 mins. Montembeault is the owner of a lifetime mark of 11-18-7 and has been in net for 47 contests. He is sitting with 1,142 stops out of the 1,279 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .893.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Montreal (+198) and under 6 goals
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