St. Louis Blues vs Pittsburgh Penguins Prediction, 1/5/2022 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: St. Louis Blues vs Pittsburgh Penguins
Date: Wednesday, January 5, 2022
Location: PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: AT&T Sportsnet Pittsburgh
Odds/Point Spread: Blues (+100) Penguins (-120)
The St. Louis Blues (19-9-5) are headed to PPG Paints Arena on Wednesday where they will meet the Pittsburgh Penguins (18-8-5). The odds on this game have St. Louis at +100 while Pittsburgh is opening at -120. The betting total is set at 6.
The St. Louis Blues will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 6-4 win over the Wild in their previous game. The Blues had a impressive offensive performance in this win. In the matchup, they converted 6 out of the 32 shots they tried. Additionally, they had 3 power play opportunities and were able to score 1 goal. St. Louis recorded 6 penalty minutes in this contest.
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St. Louis Blues opponents have tallied 87 power play tries (23rd in professional hockey) and have come away with 14 goals in those chances. The Blues have had 1,051 shots taken against them and have earned a save percentage of .915. St. Louis has taken 1,070 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 10.7%. When playing at even strength, the Blues have surrendered 75 goals while notching 86 on the offensive side of the ice. St. Louis comes into tonight with 95 power play chances and they have notched 28 goals out of those advantages, giving them a rate of 29.47%. For the season, they sit with 43 points and their points percentage is sitting at .652. When it comes to their scoring, the St. Louis Blues have accounted for 114 goals (5th in pro hockey) for the season and have given up 89.
The man in net for this game is Jordan Binnington. Over the course of his career, Binnington has tallied 76 quality starts and his percentage for quality starts is .543. His save percentage currently is at .914 in his 8,428 mins on the ice. Binnington has seen 4,049 shot attempts taken against him and has gathered 3,700 total saves. Opponents have notched 349 goals versus Binnington in his pro career and his average for goals against per game is 2.48. He has earned an overall mark of 82-38-19 and was named the starter in 140 games. Binnington has been involved in 144 games throughout his NHL career.
In their last outing, Pittsburgh squared up with the Sharks in a matchup where the Penguins notched a win by a tally of 8-5. They had 3 power play attempts in this one and netted 1 goal out of those chances. The Penguins scored 8 goals of the 39 shots on goal they tried.
Pittsburgh has put up 1,090 shots (5th in professional hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 8.99%, while allowing the opposition 917 shots. They have recorded a penalty kill percentage of 91.03% on their opponents 78 opportunities on the power play, and their save percentage comes in at 91.6%. They have earned 88 power play chances and they have a power play percentage of 15.91%. The Penguins have accumulated 84 goals at even strength and 14 goals (26th in pro hockey) while on the power play. They have permitted 77 goals to be scored by of a combination of 70 goals at even strength and 7 goals while they had less men on the ice. So far this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins have earned a total of 98 goals, 41 points, in addition to a points percentage of .661.
On the other side of the ice you are going to see Casey DeSmith defending the net. The opposition is averaging 2.69 goals per contest and he has yielded 188 goals altogether. DeSmith's quality start rate is 55.4% and he has 36 quality starting assignments in his pro career. He has started in 65 contests and has played 4,191 minutes. DeSmith has a career record of 35-25-7 and has been in goal for 77 games. He has recorded 1,988 stops out of 2,176 shots taken, which gives him a save % of .914.
Who will win tonight's NHL game ATS?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh (-120)
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