Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 1/19/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Nashville Predators vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, January 19, 2023
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Predators (+100) Blues (-120)
Enterprise Center is the site where the St. Louis Blues (22-20-3) will go up against the Nashville Predators (20-17-6) on Thursday. The line on this contest has Nashville at +100 while St. Louis is coming in at -120. The over/under has been set at 7.
The Nashville Predators will head into their next game feeling good after earning a 2-1 win against the Flames in their previous outing. Nashville garnered 8 mins in the box in this game. The Predators had a below average offensive outing in the victory. Furthermore, they had 3 attempts on the power play but weren't able to score a goal. For the outing, they netted 2 of the 29 shots they looked to score on.
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Nashville Predators opponents have amassed 152 power play opportunities (10th in the league) and have a total of 31 goals in those attempts. The Predators have had 1,476 shots taken against them and have a save percentage of .915. Nashville has attempted 1,342 shots and is the owner of a shooting percentage of 8.8%. When playing at even strength, the Predators have conceded 95 goals while having 94 themselves. Nashville comes into tonight with 144 power play opportunities and they have scored 24 goals during those advantages, garnering them a rate of 16.67%. For the current season, they have earned 46 points and their points percentage is .535. Pertaining to their goal scoring prowess, the Nashville Predators have racked up 118 goals (27th in the league) this season and have given up 126.
The player between the pipes for this game is Juuse Saros. Throughout his time in hockey, Saros has tallied 149 quality starts and his quality starts rate is .623. His save percentage sits at .920 for his 14,561 minutes guarding the cage. Saros has seen 7,743 shots taken against him and has accrued 7,122 total saves. Opponents have been able to score 621 goals against Saros in his pro hockey career and his average for goals against per game is 2.56. He has amassed a record of 130-84-25 and he has started in 239 games. Saros has been involved in 255 games over the course of his pro hockey career.
When they were on the ice last, St. Louis played the Senators in a matchup where the Blues took home the victory by a tally of 2-1. They had 2 attempts on the power play in this matchup but didn't put one in the back of the net. The Blues tallied 2 goals out of the 20 shots on goal they pursued.
The Blues have tallied 109 goals at even strength and 29 goals (19th in hockey) while on the power play. St. Louis has put up 1,287 shots (25th in hockey) and has accumulated a shooting percentage of 10.72%, while allowing their opponents 1,458 shots. So far this season, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 138 goals, 47 points, and a points percentage of .522. They have permitted 159 goals to be scored by way of 130 goals at even strength and 29 goals while they were shorthanded. They have a total of 126 opportunities on the power play and they have a power play rate of 23.02%. They have accumulated a penalty kill percentage of 73.15% on the other teams 108 tries on the power play, and their save percentage is 89.1%.
Across the rink you are likely to see Jordan Binnington in the crease. His opponents are averaging 2.69 goals per game and he has yielded 512 goals in total. Binnington's percentage of quality starts comes out to 52.1% and he has 100 quality starting assignments in his professional career. He has been a starter 192 games and has racked up 11,409 minutes. Binnington has amassed a lifetime mark of 107-60-23 and has been in net for 196 games. He has accrued 5,063 stops out of 5,575 shots attempted against him, giving him a save % of .908.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Josh's Pick: Take Nashville (+100)
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