St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators Prediction, 4/17/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Nashville Predators
Date: Sunday, April 17, 2022
Location: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, TN
TV: Bally Sports South
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (-118) Predators (+100)
The Nashville Predators (42-27-5) welcome the St. Louis Blues (44-20-10) at Bridgestone Arena on Sunday. The moneyline on this game has St. Louis at -118 and Nashville is priced at +100. The over/under has been set at 6.
The St. Louis Blues were on the winning side of the scoreboard with a 6-2 win over the Sabres in their previous outing. St. Louis accounted for 6 penalty mins in this game. Furthermore, they had 3 power play opportunities and notched 2 goals. The Blues played really well in this victory. For the matchup, they converted 6 out of the 28 shots they put on goal.
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In terms of their scoring capabilities, the St. Louis Blues have notched 272 goals (4th in the National Hockey League) over the course of the season and have allowed 208. For the year, they have accumulated 98 points and their points % is .662. St. Louis has accumulated 216 power play opportunities and they have added 57 goals out of those chances, giving them a percentage of 26.39%. When playing at even strength, the Blues have allowed the opponent to score 175 goals while earning 215 as an offensive unit. St. Louis has attempted 2,259 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 12.0%. The Blues have had 2,347 shots tried against them and are the owners of a save percentage of .911. St. Louis Blues opponents have 204 power play tries (23rd in the NHL) and have notched 33 goals in those chances.
The man in net for this game is Ville Husso. Opponents have racked up 132 goals against Husso in his career and his goals against average is 2.62. Husso has participated in 53 games over the course of his hockey career. His save percentage currently is .916 during his 3,018 mins in the crease. He has a record of 32-12-6 and he has gotten the start in 49 games. During his career on the ice, Husso is sitting with 29 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .592. Husso has seen 1,564 shots against him and has recorded 1,432 saves.
When they took the ice last, Nashville went up against the Oilers in an outing where the Predators were on the wrong end of the score by a final score of 4-0. They had 3 power play opportunities in this matchup but weren't able to score a goal. The Predators recorded 0 goals of the 30 shots on goal they took.
Nashville has attempted 2,203 shots (25th in pro hockey) and has earned a shooting percentage of 10.67%, while allowing their opponents 2,364 shots. They have a penalty kill rate of 79.84% on their oppositions 253 power play chances, and their save percentage is currently 91.0%. They have a tally of 227 chances on the power play and they have a power play percentage of 23.79%. The Predators have racked up 181 goals at even strength and 54 goals (7th in the league) while having a power play advantage. They have permitted 212 goals to be scored by of a combination of 161 goals at even strength and 51 goals while they were shorthanded. On the year, the Nashville Predators have earned a total of 235 goals, 89 points, and a points percentage of .601.
On the other side of the ice you are likely to see Juuse Saros in net. His opponents are averaging 2.50 goals per game and he has relinquished 516 goals altogether. Saros' rate of quality starts comes out to 62.7% and he has qualified for 126 quality starts in his career. He has made the start in 201 games and has racked up 12,361 minutes. Saros has compiled a lifetime mark of 112-70-20 and has participated in 217 games. He has recorded 5,988 stops out of 6,504 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .921.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (+100)
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