New Jersey Devils vs St. Louis Blues Prediction, 2/16/2023 NHL Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: New Jersey Devils vs St. Louis Blues
Date: Thursday, February 16, 2023
Location: Enterprise Center in St. Louis, MO
TV: Bally Sports Midwest
Odds/Point Spread: Devils (-150) Blues (+125)
The New Jersey Devils (35-13-5) are traveling to Enterprise Center on Thursday where they will take on the St. Louis Blues (25-25-3). The line on this contest has the Devils at -150 and the Blues open at +125. The over/under is set at 7.
The New Jersey Devils had a good night with a 3-2 victory over the Blue Jackets in their previous game. New Jersey garnered 6 penalty minutes in this game. They also had 2 power play opportunities but didn't get a goal. The Devils played like an average offensive team in the victory. In the game, they tallied a score on 3 of the 32 shots they looked to score on.
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When at even strength, the Devils let the opposition score 108 goals while scoring 150 themselves. New Jersey Devils opponents have totaled 162 power play tries (20th in the league) and have a total of 31 goals in those attempts. In regard to their goal scoring prowess, the New Jersey Devils have notched 183 goals (7th in hockey) on the year and have conceded 139. New Jersey has taken 1,806 shots and has a shooting percentage of 10.1%. For the year, they have tallied 75 points and their points percentage sits at .708. The Devils have had 1,515 shots taken against them and hold a save percentage of .908. New Jersey comes into the game with 157 power play opportunities and they have scored 33 goals out of those tries, garnering them a rate of 21.02%.
Protecting the goal for this matchup will be Vitek Vanecek. Over the course of his time in hockey, Vanecek has earned 59 quality starts and his rate for quality starts is .551. His save percentage currently sits at .910 for his 6,377 mins guarding the cage. Vanecek has had 3,046 shots taken against him and has amassed 2,773 saves. Opponents have been able to score 273 goals against Vanecek in his NHL career and his goals against average per game is 2.57. He has earned an overall record of 64-27-13 and was named the starter in 107 games. Vanecek has played in 114 contests throughout his professional hockey career.
In their last contest, St. Louis played the Panthers in a game where the Blues took home the victory by a tally of 6-2. They had 2 power play chances in this game and scored 1 out of those opportunities. The Blues earned 6 goals of the 28 shots on goal they took.
St. Louis has taken 1,532 shots (28th in professional hockey) and has a shooting percentage of 10.77%, while allowing the other team 1,692 shots. They have a penalty kill percentage of 75.76% on their opponents 132 power play chances, and their save percentage currently comes in at 88.7%. They have recorded 151 chances on the power play and they have a power play rate of 22.52%. The Blues have scored 131 goals at even strength and 34 goals (19th in pro hockey) while having more men on the ice. They have permitted 191 goals to be scored by way of 159 goals at even strength and 32 goals while they had less men on the ice. Over the course of the season, the St. Louis Blues have accumulated 165 goals, 53 points, as well as a points percentage of .500.
Across the rink you will find Jordan Binnington protecting the net. His opponents are averaging 2.72 goals per game and he has relinquished 535 goals altogether. Binnington's percentage of quality starts sits at 51.8% and he has qualified for 103 quality starting assignments in his NHL career. He has been a starter 199 games and has racked up 11,789 minutes. Binnington is the owner of a lifetime record of 110-64-23 and has been in goal for 203 contests. He has recorded 5,235 stops out of 5,770 shots attempted against him, giving him a save percentage of .907.
Who will win tonight's NHL game against the spread or moneyline?
Guy's Pick: Take New Jersey (-150)
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